E. B. Parkell
1940 - 2020
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E.B. Parkell
October 2, 1940 - June 21, 2020
EB passed over the "rainbow bridge" on June 21st, 2020. Survived by her dear friend of over 50 years, Linda Flores, as well as Linda's family including her daughter Kathy Shelley and Linda's grandchildren and great grandchild. EB was also survived by her siblings Harriett Weber, Harris Parkell, Carol Faichney and nieces and nephews in NJ and PA. Originally from Salem, NJ, EB lived most of her life in S.F. She spent the last 28 years of her working career as an S.F Sheriff, 16 of those years as a Senior Deputy and Watch Commander at the Youth Guidance Center. She had many hobbies including lawn bowling, archery, stained glass, painting and wood working. She received many awards and accolades including a silver medal in the Senior Olympics & was 1st inductee into the California Lawn Bowling Hall of Fame. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, love of animals, legendary Super Bowl parties and no-nonsense approach to rules in games. EB will have a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to an organization of choosing for the support of animals.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 27 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
I remember working for her at the Youth Guidance Center. She would always ask me to remind her to feed the neighborhood cats before she went home.
June 29, 2020
She was a wonderful friend and neighbor. I lived next door to her for over 15 years. She and I worked together at YGC, and she insisted that I consider purchasing the house next door do her. It was a great opportunity to become a part of her small neighboring community. She had a compassionate heart, especially when it came to the care of neighborhood feral cats. A big heart, a touch exterior, and a lovely person.
Daniel Cano-Saenz
June 28, 2020
EB! So sorry to read today's news. We met at SF Lawn Bowling in 2011. A brief intersection in your long life. We will remember you and your goodwill towards animals through a gift in your honor to PETA.
Our good thoughts go to you and your family.
Love, Rob Romano and Sharon Nearn
Robert Romano
June 28, 2020
Child Welfare Workers remember Parkell (everyone at court called her Parkell) well. She was a force for order in the court room and if you were talking too loud in the hallway in front of her court room she'd let you know where you should go. Underneath her bluster she was kind and sweet, and there's no one you wanted around more in tense situation. She will be remembered fondly by attorneys and child welfare workers at 400 McAllister.
Daniel Phillips
June 28, 2020
EB was funny in her own sly way. Worked only a few times with her but she was always honest and upfront. She was nice to work with. Rest in eternal light.
Teri Tussey
June 28, 2020
She was a rock at YGC and enjoyable to work with , in that setting.
Martin Kaczmarczyk
June 27, 2020
lovely obit and great pix. she is missed by many, especially me. and especially her humor is missed. after a friendship of over 35 years I consider her a very very dear friend...which she would deny to the end...with a chuckle and a smile. thank you Linda for EVERYTHING!!!!!!
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