ALFRED L, PARKER obituary
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Alfred L. Parker, 69, joined our creator on April 21, 2010, at the Benefis Hospital, in Great Falls, from natural causes. His wake service began Thursday and cont inue s through today with a rosary service at 7 p.m. today. His funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, April 24, 2010, all at the Rocky Boy Catholic Church, with Father Pete Guthneck officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Parker Family Cemetery in Rocky Boy. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Alfred was born Nov. 15, 1940, in Rocky Boy, Mont., to John and Elizabeth (Nomee) Parker. He was raised and educated in Rocky Boy. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in July 1958 and was honorably discharged in March 1962. He returned home to Rocky Boy and attended Northern Montana College, where he obtained his certification in welding. Alfred married Ethel M. Stanley on Dec. 8, 1962, in Rocky Boy. The couple always called Rocky Boy home, but traveled many different places for Alfred's work as a water well driller. "Coogie," as he was nicknamed, loved the outdoors and would go hunting in the Bob Mar shal l wi lde rne s s. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters and his many friends. He always welcomed anybody with a cup of coffee, a smile and engaging conversation. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and two sisters. Alfred is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ethel Parker of Rocky Boy, Mont .; his children, Alfred "Juice" (Robin) Parker, Ivy (Ty) Watson; Darwin "John" (Penny Jo) Parker, Nolan Parker and Taryn (Preston) Oats all of Rocky Boy, Mont .; all of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his many lifelong friends.