Shirley R. Parkman

PARKMAN, Shirley R., 92, of Dexter on Sunday, July 21, 2013. A private service of remembrance will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the Brookings-Smith, Bangor, ME.

Shirley R. Parkman

    DEXTER – Shirley Parkman, 92, passed away Sunday July 21, 2013, at a Howland health-care facility.  She was born July 12, 1921, in Dexter, the daughter of the late Lester E. and Inez V. (Reed) Richards.
    Shirley grew up in Dexter and later married Wesley E. Parkman on September 3, 1938.
    Shirley loved to go to yard sales and antiquing and in early years Shirley and Wesley would attend antique car club shows. She also enjoyed reading, picking strawberries and had a true love for animals especially her last dog Prince. Shirley’s greatest joy was her family and she will be missed by them greatly. She also lived in Dover-Foxcroft for seven years before entering the nursing home in Howland.
    In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Wesley, four brothers, Omar, Clifford, Kenneth, and Elden Richards, a sister Beatrice Call, a son-in-law Delmont O. Carey, and a grandson Michael S. Carey.
    She is survived by four children, Wesley E. Parkman Jr. and his wife Connie of Milo, Inez E. Carey of Howland, Brian E. Parkman and his partner Paul J. Garelli of Knox, Duane E. Parkman and his partner Alton P. Libby of Dover-Foxcroft, three grandchildren, Sheila Grant and her husband Gary, James Parkman, and Angel G. Carey, and three great-grandchildren. Shirley also leaves behind a sister Mattie Woodbury of Dexter, four sisters-in-law, Leah Richards, Virginia Richards, Betty Richards, Thelma Rennebau, and several nieces and nephews.
     A private service of remembrance will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.  Gifts in her memory may be sent to Spruce Run Association P.O. Box 653, Bangor, ME 04401 or to any non-euthanizing animal shelter.  A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.  Condolences to the family may be expressed at 

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