KAYSVILLE<! > -Oreta Isabelle Nichols Parker, dear mother, wife, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away on Monday, July 9, 2001 at her home surrounded by many loved ones.
Oreta was born September 21, 1915 in Green Timber, Idaho to Alvin Ray and May Russell Nichols.
Oreta married her sweetheart, Frank Parker on July 2, 1936 in the Logan LDS Temple.
Oreta and her family lived at the base of the Teton Mountains and because life was harsh, they were a hard working family. Her mother passed away when Oreta was only ten. From that time on she stepped into the role of being a mother to her younger sister and her three older brothers.
Until Oreta passed away, she continued to be a mother to many, many people.
Oreta attended school in Green Timber and Rexburg, Idaho and San Bernadino, California.
Oreta was a beautiful seamstress. She enjoyed finishing clothing and having it look professionally made. She was an extraordinary homemaker. She and Frank designed and built their home in Kaysville. Because of her homemaking skills, their home was always beautifully clean and comfortable.
Oreta was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kaysville 13th Ward. She was active in the church holding positions in her stake and ward Relief Society, Young Women's Mutual Improvement Assoc. and Sunday School. She was a talented musician and enjoyed accompanying Frank's many ward and stake choirs playing the organ or piano.
Oreta retired in 1980 from Hill Air Force Base after approximately 20 years of service. She was an excellent employee and received several awards for her proficiency and competence.
Frank and Oreta were a wonderful compliment to one another. They shared a love of music and the outdoors. Frank and Oreta enjoyed wintering in St. George, Utah.
They also took pleasure in sharing their cabin site at Bear Lake with family and friends.
They were always encouraging their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to excel.
Mother was incredibly thrifty and a remarkable example to us all.
Oreta is survived by one son and three daughters, Sharon (Roy) Baldwin, LaQuinta, California; Ron (Camille) Parker, Provo, Utah; Reta (Ken) Felt, Fruit Heights, Utah; and Susan (Dan) Broschinsky, North Logan, Utah; her brother and sister-in-law, Russ and Fern Nichols of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Pearl Nichols, Canby, Oregon; also survive her.
Her beloved husband, Frank, precedes her in death by only three months. Oreta is also preceded in death by her grandson, Brad Felt, her parents, her sister, Eila (Tork) Torkelson, and her two brothers, Clarence (Leah) Nichols and Joe Nichols.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Kaysville 13th Ward, 2nd North 875 East.
Friends and family may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main and from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the church.
Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the treasured neighbors and friends of Frank and Oreta for the generosity shown to mother and dad through the years. We would like to give a special thanks to Goldie for the tender care she has given to mother these past several months. Also, a sincere thanks to Hospice of Utah and Susan Passey, who helped mother and her family in so many ways through a difficult time.
E-mail condolences to the family at: firstname.lastname@example.org.