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Ernest “Bud” Parker, 74


Ernest “Bud” Parker passed away at home on February 29, 2012. Bud was born to Ernest and Freda (Good) Parker on December 15, 1937.

Bud attended Sedro-Woolley High School and then graduated from Oregon State University with a Teaching Certificate. Bud taught school, first in Reedsport, Ore ., then Petersburg, Alaska, South Kitsap High School and eventually in the Concrete School District. Bud was a favorite of many school kids over the years both as a dedicated school teacher and as a wrestling coach. He also logged in Alaska and in the Skagit Valley.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Parker.

Bud is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughter, Connie, of Omak; two sons, Ernie, of Lyman and Joel, of Concrete; stepsons, Brett Pemmant and his wife, Kim and Bart Pemmant and his wife Jo; fourteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren with a third on the way; sister, Bobbie Lane, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial is being planned for a later date. Please share your memories of Bud and sign the on-line guest register at


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