Jeffery Keith Parker (1950 - 2018)

  • "May you all have fruitcake filled dreams."
    - Leonardo Wassilie
  • "May the God of all comfort and peace give the family peace..."
    - Amalia

Jeffery Keith Parker, 67, left his home to join his angels on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Hope Community Resources Auditorium, 540 West International Airport Road in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Some of Jeffery's favorite foods - cheeseburgers, French fries and hot fudge sundaes - will be served.
Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Oct. 10, 1950, Jeffery lived at Lake Minchumina, Alaska, from 1950 - 1952; Portland, Ore., from 1952 - 1967; and Valdez, Alaska, from 1967 - 1973. In 1973, Jeffery moved to Anchorage, where he resided until his death. Jeffery worked in a variety of jobs, including employment at Green Connection and Burger King.
An avid athlete, Jeffery participated in a variety of sports including running, hockey, bowling and basketball, and received many medals in Special Olympics. He also loved to travel with his family and friends.
A member of Trinity Christian Church, Jeffery had a firm believe in God and saw only the best in people. One family member shared the lessons learned from Jeffery: Celebrate each moment. A gathering of friends and family is a party! Be true to yourself. Don't let anyone dictate your style. Jeffrey lived without greed, envy, jealousy or resentment.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Isabelle Parker; and his father, Walter Bruce Parker.
Jeffery is survived by an extended family at Hope Community Resources and his siblings, Sandra Parker Wassilie of Oakland, Calif., Patrick and wife Ruth Parker of Willow, Alaska, Douglas and wife Janice Parker of Portland, Ore., and Lisa Parker and husband Steve Horn of Soldotna, Alaska. He is also leaves behind nephews, Leonardo Wassilie of Anchorage, Carl Wassilie of Vashon Island, Wash., James Parker of Portland, Ore., and Nicholas Horn of Louisville, Ky.; and niece, Mary Parker Rooney of Portland, Ore.; plus six great-nieces and great-nephews.
In June 2018, Jeffery will be laid to rest in the Pioneers Tract at Anchorage Memorial Park next to his parents.
Donations may be made in the name of Jeffery Keith Parker to Hope Community Resources, 540 West International Airport Road, Anchorage, AK 99507.
Arrangements were made by Janssen Funeral Homes.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2018
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