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Marian Parker (1928 - 2012)

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Bend, Oreg

Marian Patricia "Pat" Parker

Marian Patricia "Pat" Parker of Bend, Oregon, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on October 7, 2012. She was 84.

Pat was born March 24, 1928, in Bend, Oregon, to Clarence and Grace (Ralston) Bagley. Soon after, her family moved to Eureka, California, where she graduated from Eureka High School in 1945. She attended Humboldt State University, where she studied Art. On September 29, 1946, she married John E. Parker in Carson City, Nevada. Pat worked as a registrar at North Salinas High School, in Salinas, California, for six years, and then along with her husband John, ran a successful boat store in Los Altos, California. The couple retired at Lake Tulloch, California. She enjoyed boating, water skiing, playing the piano, gardening and reading. She was also a talented artist and enjoyed drawing, sewing and crafts.

Pat is survived by her husband of 66 years John E. Parker of Bend, OR; her son James E. Parker (wife, Cynthia) of Santa Rosa, CA; and her daughter Cindy L. (husband, DeWayne) Petri of Bend, OR. Other family members include her three grandchildren, Todd Darmody, Brett Parker, Lindsay Parker and many nieces, nephews and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her daughters, Chris Darmody and Janice Jackson and grandson, Patrick Darmody. Pat was a loving wife, mother, auntie and grandmother and will be missed by many.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Stone Lodge for their support and compassion. Memorial contributions in Pat's memory may be sent to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701

An Urn Committal Service will take place at Pine Grove Butte Cemetery in Hood River, Oregon, at a later date. A memorial service will be held October 27.

Autumn Funerals Bend is honored to serve the family, (541) 318-0842, www.autumnfunerals.net.

Published in The Salinas Californian on Oct. 13, 2012
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