Joy O. Parker, age 99

Joy Parker

Joy Parker of Kadoka, S.D., died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Kadoka Care Center at the age of 99.
 
Joy O. Ogle was born April 1, 1917, in Brownlee, Neb., the daughter of Charles L. and Jessie (Vian) Ogle. She grew up on a ranch 35 miles southeast of Valentine, Neb., where she attended a rural school in that area. As a young girl she moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., with her maternal grandmother, Lettie Ann Vian. 
 
While in Cheyenne, she met her future husband, Thomas Parker, and they were married Oct. 27, 1941.
 
Her husband served in the U.S. Army during WWII and after his discharge they made their home in Cheyenne. While in Cheyenne, Joy worked as a baker and cook in the Owl Inn for 32 years. Her husband preceded her in death on July 8, 1969.
 
Joy continued to reside in Cheyenne until 1995, when she moved to Kadoka to be near her sister, Winona Carson and family. She continued to reside in Kadoka. Joy was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Kadoka.
 
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Harper and her husband, Lonnie, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Martha Ann Tune and her husband, Tommy, of Mineral Wells, Texas; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ted Ogle of Cathedral City, Calif.; two sisters, Gertrude Case of Portland, Ore., and Rosalie Sanks of Cheyenne; a niece, Wilma Carleton and her husband, Mel, of Kadoka; two nephews, Ron Carson and his wife, Renate, of Kadoka, and Oliver Carson and his wife, Gayle, of Wall; a sister-in-law, Mille Ogle, of Minnesota; and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
In addition to her husband, Thomas, Joy was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Charles, Laurence, Frank and Eugene Ogle; and one sister, Winona Carson.
 
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

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