Charles F. Parsons(1917 - 2013)

Charles F. Parsons
1917 - 2013


After a brief illness Charles F. Parsons died at his home in Monterey, Calif., on April 8, 2013. Born June 19, 1917, in Stockton, Calif., the youngest of three sons to Gertrude Ramsey Parsons and Charles Jenkins Parsons. He was raised in the city of Stockton, Calif. After graduating from El Dorado Elementary, Stockton High School he attended the College of the Pacific for two years, he spent a year in Missoula, Montana at the Forestry School, University of Montana and graduated from San Jose State College in 1941. He accepted a spot on the faculty of Nevada City, Calif., High School and while there in 1944 he married Mary Saban Parsons. His oldest daughter Pamela was born in nearby Grass Valley in September of 1945.
In 1945 he moved to Auburn, Calif., and after teaching two years at Placer Union High School and Junior College, he took a full time position in the Placer County Superintendent of Schools Office, rising to the position of Assistant Superintendent. After fifteen years in Auburn, he became District Superintendent of Schools for the Roseville Joint Union High School District in Roseville, Calif., retiring in 1977, having served 36 years in education.
He and his wife Mary traveled extensively in the United States in 1977 to 1978. His beloved wife passed away in March 2002 after a long and debilitating illness, and later in that year he married his high school sweetheart, Verna Dunstan Test, and moved to Carmel Calif.
He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Hughes, son-in-law Dr. James Hughes; grandsons, Mitchell and Andrew Hughes and wife, Singer, all of Atlanta Georgia; Rebecca Anderson, son-in-law, David Anderson and granddaughter, Alexandra, all of Oakland, Calif.
At his request, no services are to be held. Remembrances can go to the organization of donors choice.

Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Apr. 30, 2013