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Memorial for Sheila "Diane" Parker

Born in Lebanon, OR on Aug. 10, 1942
Departed on Jul. 8, 2019 and resided in Albany, Oregon.
 
Service: Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
Service: Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
Cemetery: Alford Cemetery
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Sheila “Diane” Parker
Aug 10, 1942---Jul 8, 2019
Diane Parker lost her battle with cancer on Jul 8, at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice near her home south of Albany. Her family was grateful for the chance to be with her near the end.
Diane was born in Lebanon on Aug 10, 1942, and was a lifelong resident of Linn County. The daughter of Omar and Phoebe Falk, she grew up on a farm near Halsey. She married Larry Parker of Halsey on Dec 27, 1959, and had 2 children, Brian 58, and Lisa 57. The past 35 years, she spent with husband Roger Koos, also a lifelong resident of Linn County.
Diane spent her early adulthood in the Halsey area, where she was the Field Burning coordinator for the Halsey-Shedd fire district for many years. She later moved to the Albany area with husband Roger Koos. She worked for many years as a book keeper for several area businesses.
Diane was amongst the first class to graduate from Central Linn HS in 1960. A very artistic and creative person, she was convinced to draw some of the early artwork for the school mascot, a Cobra snake! Over the years, she enjoyed the piano, oil painting, mural painting, sewing, and quilting and was also closely involved in decorating facilities for events and holidays for the Oregon Women for Ag. She also taught piano to many local kids over the years. Most local residents in Central Linn County know Diane, and have had the chance to enjoy, or help with the numerous art projects she was involved in over the past 50 years!
Her recent years have been spent with her daughter Lisa, her grandchildren Emily 25, and Ryan 22, as well as with Roger and many friends. She has, for some time, hosted the Wednesday afternoon quilting club. She and many local friends would meet for a lunch, a chat, and some good quilting fun. Amongst other things, they donated many quilts to the Hospice center, where Diane herself spent the last days of her life. She also worked a few days a week for her son and his family on their farm near Junction City, performing book keeping services a few days a week.
Diane is survived by her Husband Roger Koos, brother Noel Falk, sister Marcelle and her husband Dick Smith, daughter Lisa Parker, son Brian and his wife Sandy Parker, as well as grandchildren Emily Nelson and Ryan Parker.
Always a cheerful person with a ready smile and never an unkind word, Diane was liked and loved by many in Linn County. She will be missed by many local people.
Services for Diane will be held on Tue Jul 16, 2019.
Diane will be laid to rest at Alford Cemetery near Harrisburg at 11AM in a family only gathering.
On the same day at 2PM a public celebration of Diane’s life will be held at 29785 Smith Loop, Corvallis, OR 97330. Please watch for the signs. All are welcome to attend and hopefully share a story about Diane.
Diane’s family requests that any donations be made to the OHSU Cancer Center in Portland or to
  

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