On Feb 28, 2022 Frances Loretta Parker passed away of natural causes. She was surrounded by siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Frances was born in Superior Montana on Feb 23, 1937 to Theodore and Loretta Warnken. She was one of 10 children raised on the Warnken Ranch west of Superior. Early on, Frances learned hard work and the value of family, which was very important to her.
In St. Regis Montana, while waiting tables, Frances met the love of her live, Richard (Guy) Parker. A little over a month later, they were married. In 1958, they had their son Richard and in 1973, their daughter Loretta was born. Frances and Guy’s two-step on the dance floor at the Mineral County Fair, was the happiest you’ve ever seen.
Early in their marriage, Frances was called upon to care for her brother James, after an accident that left him paralyzed, something that took no hesitation and turned out to be a true calling. Frances spent most of her life worried for others, more than she worried for herself.
For many years on the ranch, Frances always had lunch prepared for the ranch hands and field workers. You could always count on a cold glass of Kool-Aid out of an old green glass pitcher and a bologna sandwich. She was the first to rise and the last to sleep, holding true to her duties of being a caregiver, rancher, wife and mother. She was always up for a conversation at the dining room table, with a cup of coffee and a smile.
Frances was proceeded in death by her husband Richard and her brothers Gerry, Dwight, Richard & James. She is survived by her sisters Patricia, Rosemary and Susan (Hugh), her brothers Clifford and Donald (Beverly), her children Richard (Jennifer) and Loretta (Kylie), 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
At the request of the family, no services are arranged at this time. In lieu of flowers, sit down with a friend or loved one for a visit…because that is what she would want.
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