2011-06-23 / Obituaries

Mary Louis Parkins

Mary Louis Parkins graciously fought and ultimately succumbed to her battle with breast cancer on June 18, 2011. She peacefully passed on a beautiful Saturday morning.

Mary was born August 7, 1947 in Yreka to Ken and Mary Chisholm. She is survived by her devoted husband Steven P. Parkins; her four loving children Kristina M. Celeste, Jessica F. Jobes, Stefanie N. Luna- Parkins and Natalie M. Parkins; her three big brothers, Bill Howerton, Butch Howerton and Johnny Miller, and many special nieces and nephews.

Mary retired from the Lodi Unified School District as a proud bus driver after 25 years of service. Her and her husband moved from Galt to Mariposa where she fell in love with the peace and beauty of the Yosemite area. She worked at Pioneer Market and then truly found her calling working with CALFIRE. She immensely enjoyed her time with CALFIRE and her crew until treatments made it impossible for her to keep working.

The immediate family would like to thank the medical personnel who participated in her care and treatment over the last two and a half years. We would like to extend a most gracious and heartfelt thank you to Ken and Viola Willey, Johanna Scheafer, The Varney Family, John and Lois of The Restful Nest and Kevin for your dedication and devotion of time and love.

Words cannot express how abundantly mom will be missed. She will be remembered everyday with a smile on our faces and love in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers donations to The American Cancer Society @cancer.org would be greatly appreciated.

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