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December 22, 1940 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Alvera was born December 22, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dorothy (Georgianna) Austin-Conner and Pierce Conner. She was the fourth of five children, Herbert Walter, Pierce Jr., Doris and William, all of whom are deceased.
Alvera was educated in the Philadelphia school system until the age of 15. She had 6 children; Robin, April, Sherry, Wayne, Alfred and Whitney. She married at the age of 19 in Elkton, Maryland to Edward Walker. She would later share a partnership of over 20 years with Alfred Robinson.
Alvera received her G.E.D. from O.I.C. obtaining the highest scores recorded in her district through her year of attendance. She went on to graduate third in her class from The Levitan School Inc. which was a 2-year business school in Philadelphia. In a separate course of study, she received an accounting certificate. She was able to achieve all of this while raising 6 children and working part time.
Alvera retired after 20+ years of employment from L.T.K. Engineering Services, in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. She would often comment that co-workers did not believe that she would be able to remain retired and not be bored. She also was so happy that she could/would prove them wrong.
Alvera was knowledgeable in so many things that her children and grandchildren would all use her as an encyclopedia. She was a voracious reader and loved mysteries. She was a published writer of poems and intended to write a novel when she retired. While retired, she enjoyed rising early and savoring a cup of coffee while doing crossword puzzles and word games. Her kindle, which grew larger over the years, would be one of her greatest companions. She never got used to her cell phone, but she knew how to use the kindle for almost everything, including online ordering.
Alvera also loved to be out and about. She enjoyed excursions, road trips and would travel often. Alvera had a wonderful sense of humor and was known by many of her children’s friends as Mom. Alvera was determined, tenacious, steadfast and intentional. Throughout her life, she would choose to go forward and never let life take her backwards. She was loving, empathic and would tell you exactly what she believed and how she saw things. She did not give unsolicited advice, but she could be relied on for advice if asked.
Alvera is survived by all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves nieces and nephews. Surely there will be an emptiness left by her passing . She is loved very much. We will not let her passing leave us dark, as this love will remain in our hearts forever.