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Obituary: Lydia Petersen Parker

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Lydia Petersen Parker of Orem, Utah (formerly of Idaho Falls, Idaho) died on August 28, 2001, in American Fork, Utah of causes incident to age.

She was born on May 15, 1913, in Tremonton, Utah to Nels Rasmus and Jose-phine Brighamine Petersen.

She married John L. Parker on April 1, 1938 in the Logan LDS Temple.

She was the last surviving member of her family, which included 12 children.

She was first a wife and mother, but also worked throughout her life in various hospitals and nursing homes, including doing much volunteer work at these institutions. She enjoyed writing, handicrafts and sewing and later in life, she enjoyed sewing and making things for her grandchildren. She was active in the LDS Church and held many positions in the Primary and Relief Society organizations. She especially enjoyed working with the young children in the Primary. She served many years in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple with her husband. She and her husband also served an LDS Mission in North Carolina. She lived many years in Montana, where her husband farmed and worked for the U.S. Government.

She is survived by three sons: Leon J (Bonnie) Parker, Cincinnati, Ohio;

Rodney N. Parker, American Fork, Utah and Ray E. (Robyn) Parker, Covington, Indiana; a daughter, Kathleen (Norman) Storrer, Pleasant Grove, Utah and a son-in-law, James M. Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Parker, a daughter, Mignon Brown Williams and infant son, Charles R. Parker.

She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and counting.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 3, 2001 at 11a.m. in the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, Utah.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and also Monday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to service. Burial will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 at 1 p.m. in the Fielding Memorial Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Id.

The family is grateful to the Management and Staffs at Stonewood Manor in Orem for the five years Mom lived there, the Heritage Care Center in American Fork for the few weeks Mom lived there, Utah's Heritage Hospice and Soleus Home Health for the loving care they each provided to Mom.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that a contribution be made to either the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or the Primary Children's Hospital.