Marion Mae (Pearsall) Parker
Marion Mae (Pearsall) Parker was born April 21, 1924, in Billings, and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 7, 2017.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Wayne Parker, half-brothers Miles, Gaylord, John Larue, Arthur, William, and Earl, and her half-sister Mildred. She is survived by her three sons, Stephen, Bradley, and Jonathan (wife Kathy); six grandchildren: Joshua, Jessica, Jaclyn, Stephanie, Grayson, and Bowen; and five great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Kelly, Kristin, Nicholas and Breaden.
Marion was born in Billings, to Otis and Mary Ann (Daggett) Pearsall. She moved to Rockford, Illinois, at the early age of 18 months. She married her beloved husband Donald on July 21, 1946 and a year later they moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Stephen, Bradley, and Jonathan were born. The family then moved first to Rochester, New York, then Framingham, Massachusetts, and finally to West Hills, California. This last fall, she moved back to her roots, in Park City.
Marion spent most of her life serving the Lord in Children’s Ministries, from the First Methodist Church in Green Bay, to the First Baptist Church of Van Nuys California, to finally The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California. She not only taught classes, but also served as Director of Teacher Training at First Baptist Church of Van Nuys and as Coordinator of Elementary Children’s Ministries at The Church on the Way, where she became an ordained minister. In her lifetime, thousands of children learned of the Lord through her efforts.
Mom will be missed so very much by her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. That she loved us with all her heart was plain to all. Our solace comes from knowing that she is resting in the loving arms of Jesus.
A service is at 1 p.m., March 16, at New Life Foursquare Church, 201 First Avenue, Laurel. Burial to follow immediately after at Yellowstone National Cemetery, 55 Buffalo Trail Road, Laurel, Montana.