Maxine Parker

August 3, 1933August 4, 2018

Wanda "Maxine" Parker , 85 , of Bakersfield, California, passed away on August 4th 2018. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on August 11th at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Maxine was born in Rocky, Oklahoma on either August 3rd or 4th ( The mystery remains), 1933 to Ernest and Ruby Clark. She graduated from high school in Portales, New Mexico and and soon moved to Lamont, California with her family. Maxine was married to Carl James Parker in 1952 ; they were married for 53 years. Carl and Maxine spent a beautiful life together, traveling to see family, hosting parties, antiquing, and throwing epic yard sales. They raised two, devoted daughters, Carla Sue Nelson and Kim Dee Ruffolo and loved their daughter’s spouses as their own children. Maxine later had the joy of caring for 7 Grandchildren and their spouses, and 6 great-grandchildren. Maxine, known to those who loved her as “Mackie” or “Ceenie” loved to travel, read mystery novels, watch westerns, shop, drive red Cadillacs, eat cereal at midnight, and spoil everyone she loved.

Maxine is survived by her brother Bill Clark, whom she loved dearly, and her many adoring family and friends.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018

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