Paris Delane Walkup was born January 18, 1991 in Denver, Colorado, the son of Dennis and Janell (Mayo) Walker. Baigen Jon-Charles Walker was born on October 26, 2002, the son of Jeff and Janell (Mayo) Walker. They departed this life together, on September 30, 2013, while hiking with family in Colorado. Paris was 22 and Baigen was 10.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:00 p.m. at Timber Creek Cinema in Mountain View.
They are preceded in death by their grandfather, John Mayo; aunt, Dawna Johnson; uncle, Dwayne Johnson; and cousin, Kiowa Rain Johnson.
Those who mourn them are their parents, Jeff and Janell Walker of Birch Tree, MO and Dennis Walkup of Ottawa, KS; siblings, Logan Walkup of Mountain View, MO, Demittra Walkup of West Plains, MO and Johonna Walkup of the home; grandparents, Raegene Mayo of Mountain View, Doris Collier and Charles Lewis of Mountain View; two very special “Blood Brothers,” Adam Mattison of Kansas City, MO and Eric Thompson, of Springfield, MO as well as a special second mom, Beth Acklin; and countless friends.
Paris graduated from LHS in 2009. His love of football led him to Avila to play alongside his best friend, Adam. He then received a BS in Nursing from Avila University in May, 2013. After enjoying playing college football and graduating with honors, Paris had recently obtained employment in Kansas City. He was always humble about his accomplishments and a good friend to many.
Paris had a beautiful and charming spirit that made those around him smile. There were few occasions that Paris & Adam weren’t together laughing and entertaining those around them. Paris loved being outside hiking, riding horses, four-wheeling, canoeing and just enjoying nature. He would often send friends pictures to share his amazing experiences, whether he was in the mountains of Colorado or on the beaches in Cancun. His friends and family can attest to the assurance Paris enjoyed life to the fullest. He was truly an amazing soul that leaves behind friends and family with beautiful memories. His spirit will continue to be an inspiration to everyone who was blessed to share his life.
Baigen was in the fifth grade at MVE where his favorite subjects were science and math. Baigen’s teachers could not say who his best friends were because he was kind to anyone around him and everyone felt like his best friend. That was just his precious spirit. He enjoyed chess, Greek Mythology, studying war strategies, reading alchemy and the Bible. He was always writing notes to family, especially his mama, to let them know how much he loved and appreciated them. He admired both of his brothers and sisters and enjoyed every minute he spent with them. He enjoyed practicing jujitsu with his brother, Logan. Four-wheeler rides with his mom and dad were an event Baigen always looked forward to. With his love of science and nature, Baigen was wise beyond his years. He once told a teacher that someone had asked him how he knew God was real and he commented “just look around!”. That was Baigen’s wise soul that will be treasured by all who knew him.
Paris and Baigen will be missed beyond measure.