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Joanne Parker

1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Parker, Joanne Lindberg

Joanne Lindberg Parker. Joanne passed away Monday, November 28, 2016.

She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Redding of Elephant Butte, son, John L. Parker and wife, Jill of Centennial, Co. and their children, Abbey, Ryan and Brendan.

Her brother, Edwin C. Parker preceded her in death. Joanne was born in Bellingham, Washington, Oct. 18, 1927, and grew up in Portland, Oregon. Her father, was in the Forrest Service and her mother was active in her church and PEO. Rose, her mother, and Joanne had a cumulative membership in PEO of more than eighty years. Joanne was a graduate of Grants High School in Portland where she was active in Rainbow Girls and Oregon State University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi and was elected to the Mortar Board Honorary Society.

Active in the Presbyterian church summer camp activities she met her husband, The Rev. Dr. Albert George Parker III when they were participating as leaders in church's summer camp programs. They married in Portland in 1949 and celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary shortly before his death in 2009. Together they served churches in Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Drawing on her leadership in Rainbow Girls, and campus organizations, as well as her formal training as a counselor at OSU, she served at all levels of Presbyterian Women organizations, including the planning of the Triennium Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women in Des Moines, Iowa in July 1991 with her sister-in-law, Jane Parker Huber. She also was a leader in Church Women United. Upon their retirement in Albuquerque, Joanne served as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church, rang bells in the church's bell choir, and served in many leadership positions as a leader in Presbyterian Women.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, followed by a reception for friends and family hosted by the Board of Deacons. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or a .
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Dec. 4 to Dec. 11, 2016
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