Nov. 9, 1914-March 6, 2004
LEXINGTON -- Glen Edward Parker, 89, died Saturday (March 6, 2004) in Lexington from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Nov. 9, 1914, to Clarinda Maybell Blood and James Garfield Parker in Napoleon, Mich. He grew up in Pauline and worked in Nebraska, Iowa and California before serving in the Army during World War II. He was assigned to the 53rd Infantry, 7th Division, Company B and had tours of duty in Europe and the Aleutian Islands.
In 1944, he married Marguerite Wangsgard in Willard, Utah. After the war, they settled in southern California where he worked as a machinist in the aircraft industry. He retired in 1977 and returned to Nebraska, where he married Thelma Chenoweth Gray in 1979. She died in 1999.
Survivors include two daughters and a son, Janice Tischmacher and Anita Adams of Kirkland, Wash., and Sterling Parker of Newberg, Ore.; special friend, Zelma Gaudreault; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services are Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.