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1948 Susan 2015

Susan Parker

July 2, 1948 — December 17, 2015

Susan Parker, born Susan Lynette Woodworth on July 2, 1948 to Jack and Ardith (Story) Woodworth in Lewistown, Montana, left this snowy earth for a different home on December 17, 2015. Susan was always present for others, and she spent her last days surrounded by those who were honored to be present for her. Susan graduated from Fergus High School (Go Eagles !) in Lewistown in the spring of 1966. Over the course of her education, she attended Eastern Montana College, cosmetology school, University of Montana in Missoula and later earned her degree in Communications from Eastern Montana College. She married Bob Parker in 1973 and they traveled through Lewistown, Judith Gap, and other parts of Montana before settling in Dillon, Montana, where they made their home. They had two children, Sabrina and Scott, who gifted them with five grandchildren. Her children and grandchildren were the delight of Susan’s life. Susan’s work experience reflected her range of talents and abilities. Her first job was at the Judith Theatre in Lewistown, and from there she drove pilot car for a construction company, was a licensed beautician (her nieces enjoyed the benefits of that skill), showed her crafting skills as a Ben Franklin employee, ran a hobby/craft store (a perfect place for a professional hobbyist herself), and closed out her working career in the Early Childhood Office at the University of Montana Western. Her work as a volunteer for the Shrine Auction benefiting Shriner’s Hospital will be missed. Throughout her employments was her gift with people. Susan’s ability to make anyone feel welcome and appreciated was truly a blessing to all who knew her. Susan loved her time with her sisters almost as much as she loved her time with her grandchildren. If there could be “three peas in a pod”, it would be Donna, Susan and Shawn. Her brother-in-law Rich could be quoted on several occasions saying, “you can hear them giggling a mile away.” And he was right. Their treasured sister trips were full of laughter and love, whether it be to the beaches of Hawaii or the streets of Wallace, Idaho. Whenever they were together, there was fun. Susan’s family was her world. There wasn’t a thing she wouldn’t do for those closest to her, and there was never a doubt that she loved unconditionally. Her hugs, kisses, and generosity will be sorely missed, but carried close to the hearts of those who knew her best. Susan is survived by her husband Bob Parker, her daughter Sabrina and granddaughter Aslin, and son, Scott (Samantha) and grandchildren Emera, Salem, Tyr, and Talon. Her sisters; Donna (Rich) Dengel and Shawn (Rodney) Bell, her brother, Gene (Joy) Culver, father-in-law, Nick Parker, sisters-in-law; Susan Swanz and Karen (Dennis) Duty and brother-in-law, Bill (Natalie) Parker. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Ardith Woodworth. Services will be held on Monday, December 21 at Brundage Funeral Chapel at 1:00 pm. Cremation has taken place. Contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital or to Dillon Hospice.
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