Cuba Irene Grimes Walker, 79, made her return to her heavenly home on September 24, 2018 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her strong belief in her Lord supported her throughout her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Cuba was born to the late Wilburn Caril and Sarah Naomi Grimes, in Lake City, AR on October 1, 1938. She was the eldest of twelve children of whom she was fondly known by as, Sis, to each one as well as to their spouses. Cuba always played a large part in the lives of her siblings growing up. She graduated high school at Chula Vista High in CA. She was immersed in the church from an early age and remained active in her faith throughout her life serving as a leader in several Bible Study Fellowships in AR and TX. She served as a permanent aide/substitute teacher at Finegayan Elementary on Guam during the early to mid 1970’s, riding the bus to and from school with her youngest daughter.
In 1955, Cuba met the love of her life and best friend, Donald Ray Walker. They married on August 31, 1957 in Chula Vista, CA. They shared sixty-one blessed years together. They raised two daughters together with patience, discipline and humility. From the beginning, she dedicated her children to God and always encouraged them to love the Lord and walk in His way.
Cuba is survived by her sweetheart, Don; her daughters; Debbie and Terry Tolbert of Gilmer, TX, and Linda Manasco of Borger; her grandchildren, Jamie and Wendy McAlister, Patrick and Natalie McAlister, Christopher Dowling, Whitney and Wes Skierski, and Shawn Dowling; great-grandchildren, Caley Massengale, Zoey Skierski, Maddox Dowling, Hallie McAlister, and Jericho Dowling. She is also survived by her brothers, Barney Grimes, Wayne Grimes, Paul Grimes, Fred Grimes, and Phillip Grimes; and sister, Bonita Grimes; as well as sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews
Cuba is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bill Grimes, Elvis Grimes, Danny Grimes and Ricky Grimes; sister, Pamela Grimes; son-in-law, Larry Manasco.
There will be a celebration of life at Fritch First United Methodist Church on November 17, 2018 at 2 pm. Under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Prayers, condolences and memories are warmly accepted as well.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We all have another Angel watching over us. Love you all
Christina BonjornoHemet, CA
As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. With my deepest condolences.“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:1-2 Sincerely Verlene And Larry.
Verlene Bunchrockford, IL
My Dearest Aunt Cuba,
Each and every memory I have of you is a cherished one. You led by example and we're always doing for others . You will be missed by myself and many others. Thank you for being a influence in my life.
Sandra lambSan diegi, CA
My dear sister we LOVED you with all our heart's and will miss you forever,
Till we see each other again in heaven rest in peace.
Barney & Brenda GrimesColumbia falls, MT
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Joe and Genny ThorntonFritch, TX
so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Belinda and Steve Shirley
Steve and Belinda ShirleyCollege Station, TX