Harriett Marion Dair Parks


Harriett Marion Dair Parks, 85, passed away peacefully in Evanston, on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

She was born on April 9, 1935, in Burbank, California, to Armand K. and Marion (McQuigg) Dair.

On June 28, 1958, she married Brian D. Parks in Vista, California. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2008.

Mrs. Parks loved her family and enjoyed spending time outdoors with them hunting and fishing. She was a dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed finding antiques and was a very accomplished artist in the mediums of oil and acrylic painting. She served her community as an EMT and Search and Rescue team member in Star Valley.

She is survived by her children, Brian A. (Francine) Parks and Julie (Gary) Badura; grandchildren, Melanie Daley, Kyle Badura and Eric Badura; a great-granddaughter, Blayke Daley;  and her sister, Florence Akkerman.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Brian D. Parks; a son, Steven; and a grandson, Stevie.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, at the Amesville Cemetery, near Etna.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a local hospice organization or senior citizens in her honor would be very appreciated.

Online condolences may be given at crandallfhevanston.com.

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