Obituary: Lewis Parker |

Obituary: Lewis Parker

Lewis Knight Parker of Grass Valley died Saturday, Jan. 26, in Grass Valley.

Private services will be held in the spring in Globe, Ariz.

Mr. Parker was born March 18, 1926, in Phoenix to Chester Knight Parker and Ruth Jones Parker.

He was a long-time resident of Globe and graduated from Globe High School in 1944. Mr. Parker was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater from 1944-46. He graduated from Arizona State University at Tempe and earned two post-graduate degrees from California Polytechnical State University. He taught and served as a counselor in California public schools for 36 years, primarily in Pleasanton. He was a lifetime member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Eileen D. Parker of Grass Valley, a Nevada Union High School teacher.

He was first married to the late Betty Jean Blackard of Miami, Ariz., and is survived by their sons Gene Knight Parker of Fort Worth, Texas, and Christopher Lee Parker of Tracy; daughters Cheryl Lynn Meier of Fresno, Candace Sue Kitagawa of Lake Cowichan, B.C., Canada, and Creed Huttleson Westlake of San Leandro; sisters Lula Mae Nylund of Globe and Mary Sue Taylor of Sun City, Ariz.; brother, Ronald Chester Parker of Grass Valley; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s research foundations.

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