Auretta Marilyn Parker (1924 - 2018)

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Auretta Marilyn Parker
(nee Welborn), known to
family and friends as Retta,
passed away peacefully
on May 3, 2018, at the
age of 93. Retta was born
in Lebanon, Nebraska,
on October 16, 1924, to
Lawrence and Auretta
Daffer Welborn. She
spent her early years growing up on
a family farm with four brothers and
five sisters, who all preceded her in
death. After graduating from Lebanon
High School in 1942 and McCook
Junior College in 1944, she worked at
the McCook Air Base until the end of
World War II. Retta earned a degree
at the University of Nebraska in 1948,
going on to teach at Plattsmouth High
School. On June 26, 1949, she married,
Gayle Ashton Parker, in McCook,
Nebraska, who preceded her in death.
She spent much of her adult life in
Littleton, Colorado, where she was
an active mother of active children
and promoted her love of reading
as an aide in the Littleton Public
Schools. She was involved in Boy and
Girl Scouts, supported various sports
teams, loved camping and bridge with
family and friends. She was especially
fond of attending
yearly Welborn family
reunions across the
country to stay abreast
of all happenings with
members of her large
extended family.
Retta will be lovingly
remembered by her five
children and their spouses: Hugh
(Linda), Scott (Janet), Sara (Alberto),
Brian, and David (Alicia). She is
also survived by brother-in-law
Duane Parker and sister-in-law Mary
Deardoff Parker, eight grandchildren,
nine great-grandchildren, and numerous
nephews and nieces.
Her life will be celebrated at a memorial
service at First Plymouth Congregational
Church, 3501 S Colorado
Blvd, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado,
on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 3:00
pm. Retta will be interred alongside
her husband in the Danbury-Marion,
Nebraska Cemetery, following a
graveside service June 25, 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
in Retta's name may be made to
the Littleton Public Schools Foundation
or the Willa Cather Foundation
Memorial Prairie.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from May 16 to June 15, 2018
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