Tue, July 23

Henry 'Hank' Parker 1916 - 2007

Henry "Hank" Parker, 90, of Cornville, died Sept. 1, 2007. Henry was born Nov. 16, 1916, in Brewster, Kan., to the late John Parker and Hattie Mae (Brown) Parker.

When he was a child they moved via covered wagon to Dove Creek, Colo. There he grew up and met Erma Fink. They were married Dec. 21, 1936. They were the proud parents of eight children.

As a young man, Henry worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and then mined uranium during World War II and into the early 1950s. In 1953 he took his family to Flagstaff, where he was employed as the City Housing Maintenance supervisor for 28 years. He retired in 1981 and moved to Cornville.

Henry and Erma were avid square dancers, rock hounds and campers. It was through these many activities that they gained many lifetime friends.

Henry leaves behind his loving wife Erma of Cornville; his brother, George Parker of Milan, N.M.; his sons Howard Parker of Houston, Texas, Darrold Parker (Joy) of Mesa, Roy Parker (Tina) of Baker, Fla., Stanley Parker of Phoenix, and Rick Parker (Laura) of Flagstaff; his daughters Dorothy Parker of Cottonwood, and Pola Stradling (Allen) of Salt Lake City, Utah; 25 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A visitation will be at Westcott Funeral Home today, Sept. 5, from 5-7 p.m. The funeral service will be Sept. 6, at 11:30 a.m., with a half-hour prior viewing at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cottonwood, 1377 Hombre Drive. Interment will follow at the Cottonwood Cemetery.

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