Kathryn Marie Parker: Obituary


Kathryn Marie Parker, 81, of Murphy passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 in a Murphy care facility. She was born in Oregon, but lived most of her life in Clovis, California. She later moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina before retiring to Murphy in 2006. Kathryn loved her animals, both birds and dogs. She was supportive of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother and will be greatly missed.

She was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Millie Josephine Anderson Dickson and the wife of the late Clyde “Bud” Junior Parker, who died September 3, 1987. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Carol Dickson.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Parker of Murphy; two sons, Steven Parker and Jeffrey Parker, both of Murphy; a brother, David Dickson of Wyoming; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Parker, Kathryn Parker, Nicholas Parker, Alexandra Parker, Jonathan Fisher, and Ryan Parker; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of arrangements.

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