Ernest Walden was born on March 8, 1929 in Chicago, Ill.

Ernest Walden was born on March 8, 1929 in Chicago, Ill.

He had three sons, Dan Walden, Palmdalle, Calif., Richard Walden, state of California, Shane Walden, Moxee, Wash. He has eight grandkids, and two step grandkids.

He married his wife, Tina, on Oct. 3, 1980.

She was by his side every step of the way for his final journey.

Ernie served our country in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He then joined the Air Force where he served in the Vietnam War.

He was the jokester, always wanting people to be happy. He is now making people happy in a better place.

Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Silver Moon Full Gospel Church, Highway 59, south of Diamond.