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Lillian K. Parkins


August 8, 2019

Lillian Parkins

Lillian Parkins

The funeral service for Lillian Kathleen (Kathy) Parkins, 68, will be Friday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at the The Crossing Church, 715 Travois Way, Moscow, Idaho, with the Rev . Kathy Kramer officiating. A potluck celebration of life will follow at the fairgrounds in Moscow. Her ashes will be buried at a later date and some will be spread on the Oregon coast by the immediate family.

She died at Sacred Heart Medical Center Aug. 3, 2019, from complications from a rare stroke she had July 26.

Born in Moscow Nov. 22, 1950, to Gordon and Helen McDaniel Douglas, she went to grade school, junior high and high school in Moscow, where she met Terry Parkins. She graduated in 1969 and married Terry Aug. 30, 1969. Together they had two children, Tami was born in 1970 and Kerri in 1973.

She was a homemaker in the early years. Once the children were in school she started working at the Moscow school district as a cook; she worked there for six years. After that time, she worked at WSU in food service, later transferring to WSU fine arts department for the last part of her career where she retired from in 2014. Some of her hobbies were cooking/baking, any type of art or creating, growing, drying and enjoying flowers, making jewelry, quilting and vacationing with the family, especially to the coast.

Surviving are her husband, Terry Parkins; daughters'Tami Parkins-Dial and Kerri Jensen; two step-children Kayla and Cody Self; one brother, Dave Douglas, Moscow; one sister, Pat Yount, and three grandchildren.



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