LEWISTON — Theo E. Hill Parker died May 1, at Russell Park Manor, after several years of declining health.

Theo was born Oct. 27, 1913, the second daughter of Lester E. Hill and Orrah May Libby. She spent her early childhood on Weaver Street in Auburn, later moving to a farm in Monmouth with her family. She attended Monmouth Academy and Bliss Business College in Lewiston.

She was married for 68 years to Donald F. Parker, her faithful and devoted husband. Together they enjoyed world travel and made 10 visits to her favorite place, Hawaii. They also drove to Mexico and Guatemala several times as well as flying to Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain and Scandinavia. They traveled to every state by car and also to Newfoundland.

As a 50-plus year member of the Auburn United Methodist Church, Theo was an active member of Ruth Circle baking goodies and making fudge for the annual church fair, sometimes cooking up to as much as 50 pounds of fudge per year and baking numerous loaves of yeast bread. She was an all-around great cook, making everything from scratch. The grandchildren surely loved her brownies.

She worked as a banquet waitress at Steckino’s Restaurant and for Grant’s Catering for many years. She lived on Northern Avenue in Auburn for more than 50 years in a house built by her late husband, Donald.

Her survivors include a daughter, Nancy May Bartley of Auburn; four grandchildren, James W. Parker and Lisa Lynne Parker of New Jersey, Parker W. Bartley of Pennsylvania, and Thomas A. Bartley of Durham; she also boasted of five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; siblings include Madeline Moates of Tennessee, and Ruth Hill Prescott and Lester E. Hill Jr., both of Monmouth.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald F. Parker; son, James H. Parker; and five of her siblings, Thelma May Ridlon, Charlotte Rachel Libby, Frank Allen Hill, Marilyn Louise Taylor and Robert Keith Hill.

Online condolences may be made in Theo’s memory at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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