Sara Kathereine Stone-Parks, 92, passed away Jan. 8, 2015, at her home in Odell, Ore. She was born March 27, 1922, in the Pigeon District of Mountain Home, Ark., to Steve Jonafan and Dolly Jane (Trivitt) Stone.
Sara was a 53-year resident of the Hood River Valley. She was an ordained minister who loved music, reading, and gardening, and deeply loved spending time with her friends and family.
Sara is survived by sons Jerry and his wife, Brandi Parks, Kenneth and his wife, Debbie Parks, Daniel Parks, Ronald Parks and Donald and his wife, LaLoni Parks; daughters Evelyn Joan (Parks) and her husband, Thomas Elliott, and Shirley (Parks) and her husband, Lyle Wells. She is also survived by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
Sara was preceded in death by her parents; seven siblings; husband James Eldon Parks; son James Keith Parks; and granddaughter Heidi Marie Parks.
Sara asked that no funeral service be held. A private family remembrance ceremony was held for Sara at her home. Those wishing to recognize Sara’s life can make a contribution in her name to Providence Hospice of the Gorge, 1630 Woods Court, Hood River, OR. 97031.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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