Verna Bernice Parmenter died peacefully at her home on February 25, 2016 at the age of 92. She had been under the care of hospice for heart failure. She was known to family and friends as “Bunny.” Bunny was born on September 6, 1923, in Effingham, Ill., as the fourth of 9 children to Albert Park Hall and Verna Cleo Hall. She graduated from Effingham high school in 1942.
In February 1945 she married fighter pilot Aden Theodore “Ted” Parmenter upon his return from overseas. They moved to Portland, Ore., when he was stationed at the Portland air base. They remained in Oregon where they raised 2 daughters. They moved to The Dalles, Ore., in 1969. Bunny was a homemaker and had a very outgoing personality. She was loved by her family and many friends.
She was active in her church and volunteered there as well as Child Evanglism Fellowship. She enjoyed gardening and helping people and giving encouraging words to people she met.
Bunny loved the Lord and is now enjoying His presence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted, oldest daughter Sharon Cassidy, grandson Ted Finley, Brothers Leland, Basil and Harold, sisters Lois Garfield, Lorraine Coats and Doris Miller.
She is survived by daughter Jane Parmenter, granddaughter Janet Holmes, sister Sylvia Pfau and brother C. Robert Hall.
Funeral services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles on Tuesday March 8 at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome to come.
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