Dorothy Nell Parker Vangel

09/15/1928 - 03/24/2014 Obituary
Visitation will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles St.) on Monday, March 31, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. with a Chapel Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery (3700 River Blvd.).
Dorothy was born September 15, 1928 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to Con and Grace Parker. She passed away from this life on March 24, 2014 in Bakersfield, California.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Con and Grace Parker and her brother, Glenn Parker. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Van Vangel; brothers, Jay Parker of Thousand Palms, Ca, Bill Parker of Grover Beach, Ca, Jerry Parker and wife Grayce of Garden Grove, Ca; sister, Judy Smith and husband Alfred of Napa, Ca; daughter, Fran Sunseri and Carl Blain of Sacramento, son, Anthony Lafrati of Bakersfield, stepson, Brian Vangel of Bakersfield, stepdaughter, Vanessa Vangel of Bakersfield,; grandsons, Sal and Frankie Lafrati, step grandson, Jacob Vangel, step granddaughter, Jennifer Kirkendall; aunts, Geneva Peterson and Marlene Upshaw and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Dorothy took pride in being an Okie, but even more so, growing up in McFarland and being a graduate of McFarland High School. She enjoyed the memories that life provided her but reminded us that the most important thing was that we took the time to love, laugh and in all things give God thanks. Dorothy will be missed by all who knew her. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200.
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Published in Bakersfield Californian from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014
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