Condolence & Memory Journal

Grace and I just recieved the tragic news. We are heartbroken to hear the of Jeff's untimely death. Jeff and I knew each other since basic. We will hold your family up through our prayers. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Matt & Grace Wysocki

Posted by CH (MAJ) Matthew Wysocki    April 06, 2012

My husband Bryan and I went to East Coast the same time he did. My husband Bryan Clough spent some time with him at Selfridge Air Force Base in MI. We were sorry to hear of your loss. We are blessed to have known him on a very limited level and proud of his accomplishments and service to our country and our God. We will be looking for his independant film this summer.
Love and Prayers,
Claudia Clough

Posted by Claudia Clough    April 01, 2012

To the Walden Family:

I am sadden, shocked, and at a loss for words over the loss of my C3, CAS3, and ILE classmate. Jeff, you will be missed.

I extend to the Walden family my deepest condolence as you face this tremendous change in your family structure. As the days pass and your grief ebb and flow, remember: Go "to the mercy seat, fervently kneel. Here bring your wounded hearts. Here tell your anguish; [for] Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. . . . Earth has not sorrow that Heaven cannot cure."

May God continue to strengthen and keep you through this time of loss and change.

Trenton and Loretta Lewis

Posted by CH (LTC) Trenton Lewis    March 30, 2012

Jeff was a joy to be around. Both at the basic course (92-002) and the career course (01-001), Jeff was one of the highlights of the class. Positive, fun and loving. He is missed by all. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Chaplain (LTC) Bob Nay    March 29, 2012

We were shocked to hear that Jeff passed away. Jeff and I attended the Family Life training together at Fort Benning. Ros, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. May the God who comforts us all, comfort you as you grief the loss of your husband.

Posted by Rodie and Ivy Lamb    March 29, 2012

We were shocked to hear that Jeff passed away. Jeff and I attended the Family Life training together at Fort Benning. Ros, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. May the God who comforts us all, comfort you as you grieve the loss of your husband.

Posted by Rodie and Ivy Lamb    March 29, 2012

Praying for Ros and the kids. Jeff was a good man with feet of clay. Would have never thought this would happen to him.

Posted by Danny Loom    March 28, 2012

Heartfelt condolences for this incredible loss. Our thoughts and prayers attend you during this difficult time.

Posted by Chaplain Steve George    March 28, 2012

What a serious loss Jeff's passing is for the chaplaincy and us all. He was a remarkable saint, administrator and warrior. A gentle spirit who touched my life and those here at Fort Sam Houston. Until our paths once again cross at the cross, my thanks for your life well spent.

Posted by Chaplain Steve Walsh    March 27, 2012

My prayers are with the whole Walden family. The Colonel will be missed.

Posted by June Bisbey    March 27, 2012

Please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of this wonderful man. I have many fond memories of his selfless service to the Soldiers of 4-7 Cavalry in Korea. He touched many of our lives and made a difference that mattered to those he touched. I pray for you to find peace and strength during this very difficult period.

Posted by Michael Formica    March 26, 2012

Our hearts are heavy, and we pray God will comfort you and your family. Jeff you will be missed. Even though we only knew you and your family for a short time in Belgium, anyone who has served a tour in the Benelux, is part of a larger family. Guided by God, and bonded together forever. Thanks for all you did for those around you, your nation and our God! Se you on the other side my friend, safe travels, and fair winds. Henry, Angie, Rebekah, and Rachel Hewitt

Posted by Henry & Angie Hewitt    March 26, 2012

I will always remember Pastor Walden as my spiritual leader. I am truly grateful that the Lord, our God allowed him to Sheppard our congregation as our spiritual leader and to have been touched by God through him.
In my heart there I will carry the Pastor Walden, W.E.L.L. Congregation: Acts 2:41-42Worship, Evangelize, Learn & Love with all my heart.
Today we sang the song, Welcome to Dodd Field Chapel. I thank the God for the time God shared Pastor Walden and his family with us at Dodd Field Chapel.

Posted by Frank Hawkins    March 26, 2012

My heart is with you all at this difficult time. You have been such a kind neighbor and friend. Such a short time that I have known and loved you and your wonderful family. I will do my best to be there for you and the children whenever you need me.

Posted by Jennifer Hagenston    March 26, 2012

We are sorry for your loss. We would have been at the funeral had we know in time. I had just come back from S. Carolina and saw the entry on Facebook. May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

Posted by Jeff & Reni    March 26, 2012

The Walden Family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. I join you in missing a friend. My heart goes out to you Roslyn, Jesse and Lily. Our hope is that we will see Jeff again. May the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Blessings and peace,
Henry & Kathy

Posted by Henry & Kathy Thomas    March 25, 2012

Dear Ros,
Sandra and I offer our sincere condolences to you and your family during this time of great loss. Jeff was a tremendous blessing to many people here in San Antonio. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Warren Haggray    March 25, 2012

Dear Ros, Mike and I are so saddened by the news of Jeff's death. Please know that we are praying for you and your family as you grieve. I know that your faith and memories will be a source of comfort, and I pray that you will know God's grace and mercy in a real and ever present way. We have such fond memories of our time together in Belgium. Especially when you hosted us at your beautiful home and when the guys got to talking about music. God Bless, Nancy and Mike Lembke

Posted by Mike and Nancy Lembke    March 24, 2012

We extend our deepest sympathy to Jeff's wife, children, parents and brothers. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and may the comfort of the Holy Spirit surround you and give you strength through this time of sorrow and loss.

Posted by Dan & sandy Morehead    March 24, 2012

My heart feels your pain this very day and please know I am holding you up before our Heavenly Father and...His eye is upon you and the family. Casting all your cares on Him for He cares for YOU!!!

Posted by Frances Snyder    March 24, 2012

Jeff, I love you. We only met once and shared some laughs in San Antonio. Darius is a close friend of mine and he really admired you, so in my mind,that makes you even more of a great man. I will be praying for your family. You will be so missed.

Posted by Jim Morrison    March 24, 2012

Chuck & Charlotte, everyone in the Unity Class will be praying for you. We love you and pray that God will embrace you in His arms and fill your hearts with peace. Your entire family is in our prayers. We are here for you.

Posted by Margot Still    March 24, 2012

Our prayers are with the Walden Family and friends. May God's peace and love give you the strength you need. We love you very much.
God bless,
From the Serrano's

Posted by Ismael, Serrano    March 23, 2012

Our hearts are so saddened by the loss of Jeff. Our prayers are with all of the family.

Posted by Robin Jones White    March 23, 2012

My deepest condolences to the Walden Family for their loss. May Jesus hold all of you in the palm of His hands in these very difficult days. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Anna Marua Vestal    March 23, 2012

LTC Walden was one of those special people who could put people at ease uplifting them by reminding us of the presence of God in our daily lives. His kindness and his unique spirituality will be remembered. Although words can adequately express our sorrow for you, please know that you and LTC Walden - Jeff, will be included in our prayers.

Posted by The Lambert Family    March 23, 2012

Jeff will be dearly missed. We are praying for you and your family.

Posted by Rene Chelette-Garner    March 23, 2012

Darius and family, words cannot express many times what one feels. I find that this is one of those times. My prayers and love will always be with you. I also pray that the "peace of God" will fill you today and in the days ahead. God Bless You.

Posted by Ed Chandler    March 23, 2012

Darius and Family, we continue to pray for you during this difficult time! Separation is never easy. It always seems that so many questions go unanswered. The fact is that God is faithful! The Holy Spirit comforts. I'm confident you will see His hand present in your life in the days ahead. So sorry about your loss.

Posted by Tony Lane    March 23, 2012

Sierra Chapel Catholic Parish from White Sands Missile Range expresses our deepest sympathies to the family of Chaplain Walden. Chaplain Walden was truly a ray of light in this world. His legacy here at White Sands was one of building bridges across all of the religious communities. He was always supportive and gracious to all the congregations and actively sought ways to encourage others to find God. He will be missed however his legacy remains. May God Bless him and you, and may He keep you safe in the palm of His hands.

Posted by Sierra Chapel Catholic Parish, WSMR    March 23, 2012

You're in our prayers. I could always talk to Jeff about anything anytime. We (DFC staff) were a great team. I'm glad to have known him. He will be missed.

Wood Family

Posted by Robb & Martha Wood    March 23, 2012

My prayers to the family. Jeff and I served together in the Tennessee National Guard and later in life I ran into him at a COG General assembly. I am currently at Fort Bliss and it breaks my heart that I did not know he was working so close. The Army has lost a great gatherer of souls and beloved Chaplain. God Bless you Rosylin.

Posted by MAJOR Don Reeves    March 22, 2012

I can't tell you how sorry I am today on Jeff's passing. It hurts me and Nan to hear this morning that Jeff has left this earth though we know where he went. I can't say enough about how Jeff always made an impression on me and Nan. We love you. So today, I have mixed emotions of sadness and joy as tears fill my eyes for you and your family. Sadness because Jeff will be missed by many, but most of all by you. Joy, because I know he is in heaven. You & your family will be in Nan's and my prayers.
Mickey & Nan Jett

Posted by Mickey & Nan Jett    March 22, 2012

My Dear friend Roslyn, Seems like just yesterday when you and Jeff first met at Kim's party. My heart is heavy for your and your family.
May God give you supernatural comfort and strength at this time.

Posted by Cate Andersen (Cathy Benard)    March 22, 2012

To Jeff's family: I haven't seen your husband and father for over 35 years but he and I were good friends at the Warren Church in the 60's and 70's. He did a great impression of Jimmy Stewart. I was stunned by the news of his passing. You all are in my prayers and I hope to express my memories of Jeff as a young man to you in person on Friday.

Posted by Clif Morehead    March 22, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss! May our Lord bless you in the coming days and may your tears water pleasant memories to come! God's blessing be with you!

Posted by Chaplain Ed Williamson    March 22, 2012

Our hearts were filled with great sadness to hear of Chaplain Walden's passing. Please know that we appreciate so much his contribution to the Chaplaincy ministry of the Church of God, the Armed Services of of our great country, and more importantly, the Kingdom of God. I know that the process of separation will be difficult for you all. We pray for the grace of God to sustain you as you walk this difficult journey.

Posted by Thomas and Jessica Powell    March 22, 2012

May God comfort and keep you and may you have an abundance of peace at this time.

Posted by DonnaMayo    March 22, 2012

I grew up in Romeo and I remember him from school. He was always a nice kid. Nice to see what he did with his life. Sorry he went home so soon. God Bless, Susan

Posted by Susan Maier    March 22, 2012

My thoughts and prayers to out to you during this difficult time. Be strong, yet not ashamed or afraid, to show your weaknesses.

Posted by David Hughes    March 22, 2012

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I enjoyed Jeff's focus and willingness to share with us younger chaplains. Please know that we are praying for you and your family.

Posted by CH (CPT) Bill and Lisa Martin    March 22, 2012

Roslyn, Jesse, and Lily,
I deeply regret that I will not be at the home-going service for Jeff. I am in Ecuador at the Church of God seminary here. From the time we met at the Fresno airport arriving to attend West Coast Christian College, Jeff has been a dear friend. I am praying that the peace of the Holy Spirit will surround you in these dark and difficult days. May the joy that Jeff brought to your life and the hope of the resurrection comfort you!

Posted by David Roebuck    March 22, 2012

You made an impression that will last a lifetime. i don't think i ever met someone with a loving spirit as yours. Your smile made me want to smile. I am praying for your family. God will grant them the strength to endure.

Posted by Angel McShan    March 21, 2012

To the Famliy and friends of Chaplain Jeffery (JEFF)Waldon. I just want you know that Jeff was a great chaplain and good friend. My heart goes out to you and I will keep you in my prayers. We all loved him and had great respect for him. He was a brother that truely loved his family and served God to the fullest. God Bless you all.


Posted by CH (MAJ) Virgil J. Thomas    March 21, 2012

My memory of Jeff will always be one of our musical endeavor in high school. I remember being surprised at Jeff's depth - something that I'd never expected before he approached me to join him in playing in the talent contest. Rest in peace. Sorry that you've left us so early in life.

Posted by Leora Gregory    March 21, 2012

I met Chaplain Walden last spring while passing through White Sands. What a great guy he was! Very saddened and shocked to hear of his death. May the God of all comfort bring healing to his wife and children and bind up their broken hearts. We will be praying for them.

- CH Causey

Posted by David Causey    March 21, 2012

Ros, Jesse and Lily,
Your family is on our minds and in our hearts. We are praying for peace and comfort for you. May you feel the love that so many are sending your way.

Posted by Shelia, Dave and Maggie McEwan    March 21, 2012

CH Walden was well loved by the community. He had a fierce love for his family and was so proud of them. We will miss him terribly. I wish peace and comfort for the Waldens in this time of grief. God rest you, CH Walden.

Posted by Crystal Scott    March 21, 2012

I will miss you Jeff. The Walden family will remain in my prayers.

Posted by Tony Lovett    March 21, 2012

Rosslyn and Children,

Jeff was such a good friend to me and others. If I was in the US I would do my best to come to the funeral. Currently I am at a pre-deployment exercise in Germany even though I work as the Deputy Chief, department of Pastoral Care, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, VA.

Children, your Dad was SO PROUD of you. Every time we got together he couldn't wait to tell me your latest great exploits. You are honored to have had him as your father.

Again, I am so sorry to hear of my friend's death.

If I can help you, let me know.

Zan Sellers

Posted by CH (LTC) Zan Sellers    March 21, 2012

You will be missed Jeff, blessings to your family, you made a huge impact on me in Belgium and you made a difference in Soldier's lives. See you on the high ground some day. Bill

Posted by LTC Bill Willis    March 21, 2012

CH Walden had an infectious love of the Lord, and I am thankful our paths crossed in Belgium. He was a constant encourager for what was just and Godly. He will be very missed. The entire family is held in prayer and love.

Posted by JoLynda Strandberg    March 21, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this extremely difficult time. I pray that God will lift you up and see you through this.

The Harlan Family
Grant, Kyle, Austin and Chris

Posted by Grant Harlan    March 21, 2012

I'm praying for you.

Posted by Kyle Harlan    March 21, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. Jeff was a great guy, a caring Chaplain, and a true testimony to the Love of God.
Rest in Peace, Jeff,
Kim Casey, retired Army Director of Religious Education

Posted by Kim Casey    March 20, 2012

My deepest condolences to the entire family.

Posted by Dallas Walker    March 20, 2012

Jeffrey Walden was my Chaplain and Pastor at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, Daumerie Caserne, Belgium. He was a caring and excellent minister who strengthened me and brightened the responsibilities of command, and who encouraged me always to the high road of faith in the Master. We now hope together in the Resurrection and the life hereafter.

Posted by COL and Mrs. Dean A. Nowowiejski, PhD, USA Ret    March 20, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's death. I am a COG clinical chaplain and got to know Jeff through our times at the Assembly. I and other COG chaplains are praying for Jeff's family. God bless.

Posted by Lloyd Looney    March 20, 2012

Pastor Walden was a wonderful person, a man of GOD, a truly servant of the Almighty. Always smiling, always ready to help, good counselor. He will talk about his beautiful family (Ros, Jesse and Lily) with pride, love and his eyes will brighten up. He helped me and my husband in our marriage, I could say because of his encourament, counseling and prayers we are still together. I thank GOD every day for Pastor Walden and his family. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Elizabeth Teague    March 20, 2012

Jeff was a dear brother in the Lord and I am very sad to hear of his death. He was a wonderful person. I cannot imaging or pretend to imagine the family hurt or loss but my wife Lisa, daughters Lindsey, Aubrey and myself will be praying for you.

Posted by KERRY GREENE    March 20, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this most difficult time! May you find peace within the great memories you have made.

Posted by Julie Gomez    March 20, 2012

May our Lord's Comforter speak words of peace, consolation and wisdom into the Walden family in this time of great sorrow.

I had the honor of having Jeff as a student during his attendance at the Chaplain Captain Career Course at USACHCS. A fine Christian Officer and Gentleman.

Posted by Chaplain (Colonel, Retired) Gary K. Sexton    March 20, 2012

Jeff was one of the most creative and happy person I have met. At West Coast Bible College he was always in the middle of something with the rest of the Michigan Mafia. He will be greatly missed and has made heaven that much more desirable. I am sorry I will not get to visit with him at the General Assembly, but will one day have a great assembly in heaven. God Bless you Ros, and children.

Posted by Tim Corley    March 20, 2012

Our prayer is for the families that the Holy Spirit which is the comforter will heal the families and pain of the loss of Jeff, He was a great man of God and will be missed. Darius and Jeff ministered so well together and touched many lives.

Posted by David W. Morrison    March 20, 2012

You ARE loved . . . It is love that permits us to feel a small portion of your pain and want to help bear it . . . I wish we could . . . All our love and prayers . . . .

Posted by Freddie and Mary Gaye Steel    March 19, 2012

We extend our love to the Walden Family from the Warren, Maranatha Church of God. Praying for God to give each of you strength for the days that are ahead. May He comfort each of your hearts in a way that only He is able. With all our love from your church family.

Posted by Bishop J. Wayne & Charla Terry    March 19, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers continue to reach up to the Father on behalf of the entire Walden family. We love and appreciate you and we loved and appreciated the life and ministry of Chaplain Jeff.

The Michigan Church of God family supports you with our love and prayers.

Posted by Bishop James E Cossey    March 19, 2012

you are in my prays.

Posted by Vernon McClearn    March 19, 2012