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Obituary: Mary Louise Parker passed away Sept. 12, 2023


Mary Louise Parker
Nov. 1, 1925 – Sept. 12, 2023

Louise Parker was born on Nov. 1, 1925 in Asher, Oklahoma to Martin and Mary Dean. She was the youngest of their seven children. Louise entered heaven at age 97, on September 12, 2023. 

After graduating from Asher High School, she eventually moved to San Francisco, to work for the military as a secretary during WWII. She met her future husband, Dale W. Parker at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church. They were married on November 10, 1947. At that time, they moved to Washington State. Together, they owned and operated Parker’s Memorial Chapel in Burien, WA. They beautifully served many families in their times of grief.


Upon retirement, they built their home on Lake Tapps, in Auburn, WA. They enjoyed traveling around America and Canada in their RV and visited several places in Europe and Asia. Louise was always a gracious hostess. Everyone enjoyed her cooking as well as her wonderful wit and sense of humor. Their home was full of laughter. They were active in local communities and in the churches they attended. Dale and Louise were married 59 years before his passing in 2007. 

Both were consistent in their Christian walk and were wonderful parents for their three children: Judy (Dean Bame), Phyllis (Mike Williams), and Clair (Karen) Parker. Louise thoroughly enjoyed her 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was very special to them, and they made special efforts to call and visit her whenever possible.

A private graveside service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Washington.

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