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Richard Parkinsons M.D. 1921 - 2013
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July 15, 2013
Those of us who were lucky enough to know this wonderful Doctor are truly lucky. Dr. Parky delivered our second child Marcus. Over the years I had many occasions to talk and visit with Dr. Parky and what an inspiration this man truly was. He will be greatly missed.

Larry Bonwell (Gayl)
Indio Police Dept. Retired
April 27, 2013
I had the opportunity to visit him frequently while he was working in an adjoining office in 1999. He was one of the most accomplished physicians that I have had the pleasure of meeting. He seemed to have a never-ending assortment amazing life stories, each one more incredible the last! We will miss you Parky!
April 26, 2013
"This love which thou hast had for the children of men is charity."
April 24, 2013
I was Parkis bicycle mechanic for many years... He was such an insperation... My wife Jan and I loved the General and we were so bless to known him and his family... Take care old friend...!
April 24, 2013
I worked with Dr. Parkinson at Valley Memorial Hospital when he first stated many years ago he was a dedicated doctor and a very dear friend and I well miss him. Love you Parky
April 23, 2013
Parky was such a big part of our lives, from being neighbors in Sungold to being my mothers favorite boss. My mother still fondly talks about the 8 years she worked with Dr. Parkinson as the best job she ever had. Our loss is heavens gain. Gods speed Dr. Parky
April 23, 2013
My father had a photograph of Dr. Parkinson in his office I remember to this day. Thank you Dr. Parkinson.
Barry Winfield Huffer for my father, Dr. Richard L. Huffer M.D.
April 23, 2013
Dear Jim, Susan, Brett and family, John and I send our thoughts and prayers your way. Your father was such a big part of the Coachella Valley as we know it. He will always be remembered for the wonderful gentleman and fine doctor that he was. When his name is mentioned, a smile always goes on everyone's face. You are so lucky to have had a wonderful father like him. With loving thoughts, John and Donna Evans
April 23, 2013
Condolences to the family on Dr. Parkinsons passing. Heaven is getting a good man.
Sincerely,
April 22, 2013
Condolences to all the Parkinson family, I was very sorry to hear that Dr.Parkinson passed we shared a lot of laughs and serious moments throughout the years,much respect to him and his wife. I'll always remember him and his family. Love you all
April 22, 2013
I have wondered, "What does it take to be
a World War II combat soldier who rose to the rank of General; who became a physician beloved by his community; who cared for the needy in third world countries including for Mother Teresa; who became an Iron Man."
I have wondered, "What does it take to be loved, appreciated and admired by us who were blessed to be touched by him?"
It seemed to take a quality, a greatness, of character amd spirit which transcended even all of his accomplishments.
April 22, 2013
I remember Dr Parkinson as the only physician I visited from my earliest memories until leaving the desert after high school in 1970. While I never looked forward to visiting him, he always made the trips as painless as possible. As a former high school and college runner, I still remember hearing about his successful triathalon exploits and being very proud to have known him.

Sincerely
April 22, 2013
I just now heard that your Dad passed away - please know that my heart goes out to all of you - you are in my prayers. I loved your Dad he was the BEST doctor in the world - there will never be another one like him - he made house calls - you could call him at home anytime - he'd meet you at the office 24/7. Your Dad was the best!!! Hugs & Prayer Janet
April 21, 2013
Dr. Parkinson delivered and saved my son. My son was a primi lung not developed. Dr Parkinson called the highway patrol named Watson and he took my son to CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN LOS ANGELES. 1963 in Indio. Visited my house just to see if my son was ok. Visited again when my son was 30 yrs. he always remembered my son by name.. Your father is a gardin ANGEL. Never will forget him.
April 21, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
April 20, 2013
Dr. Parkinson will always be a part of our lives. He delivered all our children and even made a house call when our daughter was convulsing. He will never be forgotten. We love him dearly. What a beautiful example of a selfless and loving person. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the family.
Love, Keith and Regina Smith
April 20, 2013
Jimmy,sorry for your loss. God Bless Dr. Parkinson, he was a great mentor, and friend to my family. We will surely miss him. RIP Dr. Parky
April 20, 2013
Parky was an upfront, practical and direct doctor who knew how to get things done without any ceremony or bull crap. I appreciated this approach both physically and personally and thrived while under his care . He will be sorely missed.
Knowing his promptness and careful attention to detail, I' bet he is the first in formation at his first heavenly muster call .
April 20, 2013
Dr. Parkinson, Thank You for being a great doctor to our community. RIP.
April 20, 2013
So many memories of this great man. He was our family doctor and friend for so many years. You will always be remembered Dr. Parkinsons.
April 20, 2013
Another Angel has fallen. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Dr. Parkinson was a wonderful Physician and friend.
April 20, 2013
Dr. Parkinson, a great doctor, and a friend to everyone. I admire him for his adventurous spirit which kept him active and involved with life. He has contributed much to the lives of his family and his friends. I'm fortunate to have known such a man. May his family be comforted in knowing he served well his calling in life, and he is able once again to be active and involved.
My love to the family,
April 20, 2013
So many greats are passing..how fortunate to have known them and for so many years! So respected and admired! Parky was considered one of the guys back in the good old days at Indio Police...and we ALL (fondly?) remember those annual physicals!! Rest in peace, Parky!
April 20, 2013
jim and family, my condolences. I feel deprived that I didn't personally know your dad better. yet I knew so much about him from relatives and friends. i'll never forget when two tall gringos came to my parent's market in mecca back in 1980 something and you introduced yourself and your father. i hope he looks up my dad on the "other side" and have him come in for a check-up.
April 20, 2013
Doc Parky, General Parky you were a great man!
April 20, 2013
The mold has been broken. God Bless.
April 20, 2013
Our warm condolences to the Parkinson family. He was a great man.
April 19, 2013
Jim - Condolences to your entire family, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He, Dr. Wally Wheeler, and others were some of the remarkable community members that influenced me growing up in Indio. So many wonderful memories of growing up in the 1960's, and I vividly remember that Blk MGB roadster he drove when we were in HS. A great man who gave so much to our community. Stan
April 19, 2013
My deepest condolences to the Parkison family. Dr. Parkinson was my doctor for many Yeats in Indio. When I was expecting
my baby he taught me self-
hypnosis to endure the labor
pains. That was a remarkable
experience as I didn't need any
pain meds and had labor for
about 75 minutes total! I credit
him with that ease and with
countless other ways he
helped me and my family
during the years that I lived in Indio. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He and his wife raised
some pretty awesome children! Jim and Sue, my thoughts are with you! Hugs!!!
April 19, 2013
Physician, soldier, man extrodinaire.
April 19, 2013
Jim, sorry for your loss, he was a great dr. and a special person. I am sure your memories will bring you peace.
The Hardin Family, Palm Desert,ca
April 19, 2013
He was a true renaissance man - a timeless individual, loved and respected by everyone who knew him. I am truly sorry I am not in town to be able to celebrate his life with the family,
April 19, 2013
My condolences to the Parkinson Family. Dr. Parkinson was a true Coachella Valley icon and pioneer. His skills were second to none and his contributions to the local and medical community will live on. We were all blessed to have Dr. Parkinson in our community.
April 19, 2013
Just the end of an era, for Indio. He joins Wheeler, Dannybaum and Sarita..Parky will be missed.
April 19, 2013
I still remember his lessons of how to start, stop, and prevent a nose bleed. 20 + years later his lessons and examples are still part of who I am. I was blessed to have known him for a brief time. And I'm grateful for his example, of how to be a human being. Not many did as well as he.
April 19, 2013
Rest in Peace Doctor Parkinsons.
Thank you for taking care of my family 1977-1983
Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry
April 19, 2013
Will never forget all you did for us when we were young parents and all the years while we lived in Indio. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow
April 19, 2013
Parkey brought me into this World. Was doctor to my mother, grandmother, and myself. The valley will be a little bit dimmer without him.
April 18, 2013
You will truly be missed. Thank you for all the medical care during my childhood and for being such an inspiration in high school as you often swam with us to prepare for your iron man trips. I always loved your stories of helping the tribes and I will never forget your shrunken heads in your office. Thanks for all the m & ms. RIP. You were a blessing to many and you will be missed.
Wynette Whitley-Kearns
April 18, 2013
Jimmy, MY deep condolences on the lost of your Dad, He was also my Doctor for many years, what a legacy he leaves for you, your brothers and all the grandkids. Both my folks are gone, and I only remember good things they taught and it brings a smile when I think of them. Your Dad did so much in his life you can be proud of him always. With respect Rod Smith
April 18, 2013
A great doctor and role model. He will be missed. Dr. Charles Clary and Niesha Shannon King (Clary)
April 18, 2013
Cheers to a true gentleman and neighbor whom I am sure helped countless thousands of folks in need out of the goodness of his heart. May your flag continue to fly high above.
Our condolences to his vast family and loved ones from the Nelson family.
April 18, 2013
Dr. Parkinson was a man and a Doctor who our mother Frances spoke very highly of, she worked many years at Casita ,Valley Memorial and JFK Hospitals in the OB Department and had nothing but good things to say about his love and dedication to his profession. My wife Eleanor also worked at the various hospitals in the valley and she has fond memories of him. May he rest in peace in our Lord's loving arms.
April 18, 2013
To a great and wonderful doctor,may you rest in peace Dr. Parkinson, you will always live in our hearts.
April 18, 2013
Heaven rejoiced upon Parky's entrance, joining my Jimmy beyond those Golden Gates, doing the Ironman from above, Diamonds shining so brightly.The Wonderful Memories of Parky will remain with all of us forever, so Blessed by his presence here on Earth. Yes, Parky is now in flight, ever so high, guiding us here on Earth until we meet again, another day, another time.To the entire Parkinson Family,Thanks for
Sharing this Great,Wonderful & Gentle Man with one and all.
April 18, 2013
Thank you Dr Parkinson for being there for me during a trying time in my life as a teenager.As well taking care of the MATHERS FAMILY...You will be missed
April 18, 2013
The man I've always known as Grampa Doc... An amazing man who's motive in life was to simply help others....He will be missed and remembered.
April 18, 2013
To the Parkinson Family,

Dr.Parkinson was not only a fantastic doctor,but an EXCELLENT human being. Always so kind and generous with his knowledge. He cared for us from the time we moved to the Coachella Valley in the early 60's. He cared about his patients and people in general.This fine doctor at once time even made house calls, many for family members.Imagine that!
He was a kind ,sweet,intelligent and gentle man and he will be truly missed. Dr. Parkinson was the doctor to generations of families here in the Coachella Valley. God has taken a "real' Angel from this earth and heaven will have gained an excellent provider. I know my Dad will be happy to see him. We, the RUIZ family will miss you and to his family, please know that this man was LOVED for all the wonderful contributions he made to our family, the entire community and the impression he left to all that had the HONOR of meeting him. Rest in Peace "Parky". The sky will shine brighter because there is a new star in heaven.
April 18, 2013
RIP Dr. Parkinsons, you were there everytime I needed you. You will be missed
April 18, 2013
Thank you for such wonderful memories Dr. Parkinson and for your devotion in all that you did. You will be greatly missed.
April 18, 2013
you will be missed
April 18, 2013
Such a loving, caring, amazing human being. Richard's fearlessness, confidence, and pioneer spirit have taught me so much. I will miss my uncle but the incredible memories of his actions and deeds will live forever in my mind. He was truly a great human being.
April 18, 2013
A great man, a great mentor, a one of a kind.
There will never be anyone one like Parky.
I am confident that he is in the arms of our heavenly father right now. What a life Parky, well done!

Samuel Perez,MD
April 18, 2013
Rest in Peace Dr. Parkinson, and thank you for your care over the years.
April 18, 2013
we will forever miss you DR.parkinson
April 17, 2013
You will be dearly missed, glad to have known such a wonderful man.
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