C. Walker Cross was the eldest child of Elias George Cross and Florence Hoxer Cross. The Crosses and Hoxers were early Ogden, Utah pioneers. Walker learned the motel business and a love of the outdoors from his father. Both father and son spent years together in business and shared time afield, hunting and fishing throughout the Mountain West. Through this Walker learned to appreciate the outdoors and wanted to help preserve it for generations to come.
His formal education was interrupted by his having to become involved in the family business, but he still recognized the value and importance of education and encouraged the pursuit of it as one of the keys to a successful life.
Walker’s astute business acumen made him successful in the fields of motels and real estate. He was fun-loving, hard-working, and desired to help the world become a better place. This Foundation is his legacy.