Mary Parsons |

Mary Parsons

A rosary for Mary Saban Parsons will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Canice Catholic Church in Nevada City. Private interment will be at Forest View Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mrs. Parsons died Tuesday, March 19, in Roseville, after an extended illness.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1914, in Kennett. She lived in various mining camps with her family in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and California before settling in Sacramento, where she graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1935. The family later moved to Nevada City.

She attended Sacramento City College and worked in Wheatland, Stockton and Nevada City before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a WAVE. She was assigned to the 12th Naval District Staff Headquarters in San Francisco.

She married Charles Parsons in 1944, in San Francisco. She received her honorable discharge from the Navy as a yeoman 3rd Class in 1945, and they moved to Nevada City. In 1946, they moved to Auburn, where they lived until moving to Roseville in 1962. In 1967, she received an associate of arts degree at Sierra College in Rocklin.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles F. Parsons; daughters and sons-in-law Pamela Mary and James Hughes of Decatur, Ga., and Rebecca Sharon and David Andersen of Oakland; grandchildren Andrew Saban Hughes of Atlanta, Mitchell Parsons Hughes of Decatur and Alexandra Andersen of Oakland; extended family Josianne Colin Desbos, Audrey, Ivan and Mathilde Moffett and Vanessa and Timothy Desbos.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Shriners’ Crippled Children’s Hospital in Sacramento.

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