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Lonnie Moy Walker

March 1, 1941 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

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Lonnie Moy Walker

March 1, 1941 to January 13, 2024

Lonnie Moy Walker passed away peacefully on January 13, 2024 from cancer. She was born in San Francisco, California and attended Jean Parker Elementary School. Her father, Frank Moy (d. 1977), worked at the shipyard and Reno casinos, and her mother, Yet Oy May Ng (d. 2017), was a seamstress. Lonnie had four siblings, Evelyn (Gabby), Faye (d. 2017; Carl), David (May), and Vicky (Dan). Lonnie often helped to babysit and cook for her siblings. In 1951, the Moy family moved to Oakland and Lonnie attended Garfield Elementary, Roosevelt Junior High, and Oakland High School. After high school, Lonnie had three children from her first marriage: Blake (Tracy), Taylor, and Karna (Maximiliano). Lonnie was a devoted mother with many creative talents, including sewing, knitting, and collecting dolls and antiques.

Lonnie graduated from California State University, Hayward with an undergraduate degree in early childhood development in 1982 and a Master of Science in Education in 1989. Lonnie started her career at U.C. Berkeley Childcare Center. In 1989, she was hired as a teacher at Woodstock Child Development Center and was promoted to Director in 2001. Lonnie was known as a dedicated educator who advocated for quality childcare for the diverse, multicultural families of Alameda. Lonnie retired in 2003 and picked up new hobbies at Alameda’s Mastick Senior Center, such as line dancing and jewelry making.

After dating for over a decade, Lonnie married Monte Carlo Walker (d. 2014) in 1999. They lived in Alameda with their dogs, Bruno and Little. On the weekends, they enjoyed spending time with Monte’s boating and duck-hunting friends. Lonnie’s greatest source of pride was being grandma to Blake and Tracy’s children, Alyssa and Brent. Lonnie babysat her grandkids weekly, attended their school and extracurricular events, and documented their entire childhood through photos. When Lonnie’s grandchildren were older, she adopted granddog, Astor, to spoil. Lonnie was beloved by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, friends, caregivers, and partner Joe Cunha and his dog Cookie. Lonnie had many long-time friends, and she had luncheons, attended craft shows, and traveled with them over the years. Lonnie was kind, caring, and generous. Every time Lonnie walked into a room, you could feel her joy and warmth. Her smile, positive way of looking at things, and fun-loving attitude will be missed and remembered forever. She had a great sense of humor and always made the time to share some chocolates and dessert with you.


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