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Aldyth Parle(1924 - 2014)

Aldyth Parle
December 3, 1924 - May 1, 2014
Resident of Santa Clara
The family and community of Santa Clara, California grieve over the loss of their beloved Aldyth Parle. Aldyth was the third of eight children born to George and Florence Parle. Her siblings were: John, Daniel, Ralph, Charles, Richard, Florence and Walter. She is survived by her brother, Walt Parle, two sister-in-laws: Lillian, Phyllis and numerous nieces/grandnieces and nephews/grandnephews.
Miss Parle attended the Santa Clara Elementary/Intermediate Schools and graduated with honors from Santa Clara High School. Miss Parle continued on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of California in Los Angeles. She received her Masters of Science degree, summa cum laude, in Public Health Nursing Administration from Columbia University in New York.
Aldyth was known as a "humble servant" of her community. She engaged in political arenas for over fifty years in Santa Clara, state and federal activities. Miss Parle was a "woman of her word". She always followed through on whatever commitments she made. Even though Aldyth served for over twenty years on the Santa Clara County Democratic Party Central Committee, her political beliefs were ethical and bi-partisan when siding with an issue. She found time to dedicate her life to many other noble causes. She served on the Santa Clara City Council as a member and as Vice-Mayor. Heart of the Valley for Seniors credits Aldyth as one of the founding members. She was also a founding member of the city's Ethics Committee, former Senior Advisory Commissioner and board member of the Mission City Community Fund and many more too numerous to enumerate at this time.
Her wit and humor made her constituents very comfortable speaking with her because she was so caring, accessible and humble. Every issue was heard by her when making decisions for the community. She deeply researched whatever issue was at hand and made sound, ethical and informed resolutions.
Miss Parle's ardent passion for life and her devoted, tender, generous warmheartedness for her family will be intensely missed. Her legacy for all who knew Aldyth Parle will be remembered as an "icon for humanity and justice".
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 17th at Mission City Center for the Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe Street (Wilcox High School) from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Donations may be made to Heart of the Valley.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 15, 2014
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