Lois E. (Parsley) Fullenwider
June 23, 1922 ~ September 15, 2013
Lois E. (Parsley) Fullenwider passed away with her beloved family by her side on September 15, 2013, in Kirkland, Washington at the age of 91. She was born in Wessington Springs, S.D. on June 23, 1922, to George and Ada (Cowden) Parsley. In 1934, they moved to Leavenworth, WA, where she attended school, graduating from Leavenworth High School in 1941. Leavenworth has always been her “home.” On September 12, 1941, she married RM (June ) Fullenwider at Cashmere. They had two children, Linda and Bob. She was active in the Methodist Church, Campfire Girls, PTA, Rainbow Mothers, Band Mothers and the LIFE movement in Leavenworth that led to the Bavarian transformation. Lois worked packing fruit in Peshastin and Leavenworth and was employed by Plummer’s Drug Store for many years, before becoming a realtor in Wenatchee. She made her home in Wenatchee for many years and after her husband passed in 2005, she moved to the Bothell- Kirkland area to be close to her family and especially to her great-grandkids. Lois loved to travel, camp and fish and knitting and crocheting. She knitted and crocheted hundreds of afghans, which she presented to each member of her family. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed card games. She considered herself first and foremost a homemaker. She loved to cook, garden, and can her own vegetables, with her bread and cinnamon rolls being her signature trademark.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Linda (Doug) Brender; daughter-in-law, Gretchen Fullenwider; grandchildren, Jeff ( Tasha) Brender, Jennifer (Jeremy) Liteky, Cameron Fullenwider, and Matthew Fullenwider, all of the Seattle area. She is also survived by her
great- grandchildren, Max, Gray, Logan and Miles; and by young friends, Anya and Noah. Her very special friends include, Karen Peterson and Vi Standish; along with numerous nieces and nephews; sisters- in- law; and one brother-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, June; son, Bob, and all seven siblings.
A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Lois Fullenwider will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Leavenworth Fire Station Community Center on the Chumstick Highway. Ward’s Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth is in charge of arrangements.