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Dora Parks


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Dora Parks Obituary
DORA PARKS, 91, of Hemet, California, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Buena Vista Assisted Living in Hemet, California. She was born Wednesday, November 21, 1923 in Yuma, Arizona and daughter of the late Vicente and Cayetana Montez Varela. Dora loved to be on the move where you could find her at the gym exercising, walking, aerobics, line dancing, or gardening, roses being her specialty. She lived in the Hemet area for over 65 years and along with husband Gene owned and operated Dora's Shoe Tree located in the Sear's Plaza. It was the place to buy shoes in the valley. Retirement was spent traveling for yearly salmon fishing in Oregon, cruises, and motor home trips. She was a devoted mother to daughters Tana Lou and Linda. Surviving are daughters Tana Lou Freeman and husband Jerry, Linda Freeman and husband Kenneth; brothers Robert and Henry; sisters Theresa and Josie. Preceded in death was her first husband, Alek L. Lunsford who she was married to for 22 years and second husband Gene L. Parks who she was married to for 40 years. She had 3 brothers and 1 sister, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. A funeral service for family will be held privately.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 12, 2015
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