AUBURN — Evelyn M. Parker, 82, a longtime resident of Turner, died Wednesday evening, April 19, at the Hospice House with family at her side.
She was born Everline Marie Mason on Valentine’s Day, 1935, in Bethel, to Charles and Blanche (Brooks) Mason. She was educated in the Bethel area and lived in Maine all her life. On Aug. 2, 1956, she married Charles J. Parker Jr. and together they settled in Turner to raise their six children.
Evelyn was a strong lady, a loyal friend, beloved wife and cherished mother who was blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved gardening and canned her own vegetables, preserves, pickles and relishes. She also enjoyed music, traveling, making holiday wreaths and the company of her dachshund dogs. Evelyn was well-known for her baked goodies. She could turn basic ingredients into the most delicious treats, cakes, pies and doughnuts, among other things. She loved family get-togethers and being surrounded by family, especially her grandchildren. Evelyn was also an avid outdoorswoman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. She even climbed Streaked Mountain many times over the years to pick blueberries. She was a loving, devoted and hardworking wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.
She leaves behind six children, Beverly Webber of Hartford, Benita Micelli of Las Vegas, Nev., Barbara Charity of Hartford, Charles “Butch” Parker III of Hartford, Brenda Gagne of Turner, and Becky Parker of Spring Hill, Fla.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
She was predeceased by two sisters, Verna Raymond and Alice Gauthier; and one brother, Kenneth Mason.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories by visiting her online guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.
Evelyn M. Parker