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Diane Rae Parkinson


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Diane Rae Parkinson Obituary
Diane Rae Parkinson, 75, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.
Diane was born June 20, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lester George Longmore and Estella May Anderson. She graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On Aug. 10, 1962 Diane married Robert Hyrum Parkinson in the Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She was a wonderful homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, collecting Barbie and porcelain dolls and working on her family genealogy and gathering pictures.
Diane was a member of the LDS Church and she served as Young Women President, was a referee for church volleyball, was a temple worker, visiting teacher, Primary teacher and Sunday School teacher.  
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hyrum Parkinson of Blackfoot; sons, Robert Ray (Marilee) Parkinson of Pocatello, Chris (Jodi) Parkinson of West Valley, Utah and Jeff Parkinson of Pocatello; daughters, Lori (Brett) Stocking of Blackfoot and Stephanie (Greg) Martin of Elko, Nevada; son-in-law, Albert Ray Fox of Rigby; brothers, Dean (Connie) Longmore of Mapleton, Utah, Gary (LaRae) Longmore of Pocatello and Ron (Jeannie) Longmore of Payson, Utah; sisters, Mardene Gough, Melba (Donald) Nilsson, Carolyn (Donald) Scott and brother-in-law, John Fisher all of Blackfoot; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Michelle Fox; sister, Vonda Fisher; and grandson, Jeremy Stocking.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Rose LDS Chapel, 403 North 150 West, Blackfoot. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will follow at the Groveland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave Blackfoot, ID 83221, to aid in funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 27, 2016
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