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Irene L. Parker (Crandall)

January 22, 1918 - December 22, 2007

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 Saturday, December 29th, at the Lebanon Four Square Church. Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and sent to Sweet Home Funeral Chapel at 1443 Long Street Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

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Irene Lucille Parker, age 89, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2007 at OHSU. She was born on January 22, 1918, the daughter of Harvey and Bessie (Wright) Crandall.

Irene met E.M. “Sam” Parker, and the two married on November 14, 1936 in Trona, California. During WWII, they lived in Los Angeles, where Sam worked in the ship yards. They traveled throughout Oregon following work and settled in Sweet Home in 1956. There, they became part of the community by attending Holley Christian Church and the Senior Center.

Irene loved gardening flowers and family activities. She loved to hunt and fish with her husband.

Irene moved to Lebanon after Sam died in 2003. She lived at The Oaks in Lebanon and attended Lebanon Four Square Church.

She is survived by children, Steve and wife, Marlene Parker, of Myrtle Point, Oregon; Dave and wife, Mary Parker, of Lebanon, Oregon; and Anna L. Van Horn of Klamath Falls, Oregon; one sister, Anna Belle Martin, of Ridgecrest, California; sister-in-law, Juanita Parker, of Wyoming; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Parker, and two brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 Saturday, December 29th, at the Lebanon Four Square Church. Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and sent to Sweet Home Funeral Chapel at 1443 Long Street Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.