MARY ELLA PARKER June 28, 1929 – May 31, 2020


Mary Parker

MARY ELLA PARKER

June 28, 1929 – May 31, 2020

 

Mary Ella Parker passed away quietly in the comfort of her home and with family

 members present on May 31, 2020.  Mary was born in California on June 28,

 1929 and had 3 brothers and onesister.  Her parents were Hazel Beaman and

 Thomas Wells.  She married Earnest Parker on September 1, 1946. She was

 widowed in 1995.  During their 49 years of marriage they raised 8 children:  

Sally, Steve, Eileen, Toby, Allan, Mike, Chris and stepson Larry.  Mary also

 provided a welcoming home to numerous “unofficial” foster children. 13 grand

 children, several great grandchildren and one mermaid.  Mary lived in the same

home in SouthBeach for over 65 years.  In addition to being a wonderful wife

and mother, sheworked as an assistant teacher in middle school with a special

concern forstudents with special needs like dyslexia. She was a gifted quilter

earning many awards at both our Lincoln County Fair and the Oregon State Fair.

She served as superintendent of the Craft portion of the Lincoln County Fair for

over 20 years.  She was a sculptor, taught in Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and

was a licensed graphologist. In accordance with Mary’s wishes, she was

cremated, and her ashes sprinkled in her beloved Pacific Ocean.  A Celebration of

Mary’s life will be held during the Parker Annual Family Reunion.

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