Stella Lee Parks
August 28, 1923 – August 11, 2019
Stella Parks passed away Sunday morning at home just a few days short of her 96th birthday.
Stella was born in Atoka, Oklahoma to Alta Bailey and John Baxter and attended the local schools. She graduated from Tushka High School in 1943. The family moved from Oklahoma to California later that year.
She met and married the love of her life, Jack Parks. They were married for 41 years before his passing in 1988. They owned and operated a flooring and drapery store in San Bernardino.
They moved to the Cherry Valley and Beaumont area in 1973. They joined the Grange and began their volunteer work.
Stella was grateful for the opportunities she was afforded to be a member of various organizations, which allowed her to serve the community in which she lived.
Those who preceded her in death were her parents, John and Alta Baxter; her husband, Jack Parks; her sisters, Lucille Stover, Ruth Boose and Jewell Van Duren; and her brothers, Emmett Baxter and Billie Baxter.
Survivors include her brother, Hobart Baxter; her nieces, Paula Backus, Judy Hulse and Denise Oyler; her nephews, John Boose, Hank Schwenckert and Douglas Parks; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews and her special friends, Sharon and Lennie.
Graveside services will be Monday, August 19, at 2pm in Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, California. Arrangements will be by Weaver Mortuary in Beaumont.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Stella Lee Parks
August 14, 2019
Stella My Stella,
Oh Girl, How I will miss you. You were my closest friend, my confident, my advisor. We had so many good times together and so many road trips that had us laughing all the time. Met Holbert and Nancy, Paula and dear Billy. What a good time had by all. I know that you knew how much I loved you. I will miss you so much and all the laughs and even when you got upset with me, and you did, We ended up laughing about it. RIP my wonderful friend. I will never ever forget you. Love You.
Your Friend Sharron
August 14, 2019
Stella was always a person with a warm heart for people in need. She was always there to listen and to offer the best guidance, and she was always there when I needed someone to hear me and for that I will forever remember her. I will miss talking with her and sharing my family stories and showing her my most recent pictures which she always had a beautiful comment on.
I admired her volunteering work, and I was always amazed as to how much time she always dedicated to her town by serving as a board/committee member or simply by attending public meetings to be always aware of what was going on in town and to later share her knowledge and offer solutions.
The San Gorgonio Pass Area lost a legend, I lost my dearest friend. I will forever keep her in my heart.
Descansa en paz Stella L. Parks
August 13, 2019
Aunt Stella will be missed by many. Sharon and Lennie, her close friends meant so much to her and Aunt Stella loved the wonderful times they shared together.
She loved living life with Uncle Jack at their beautiful Cherry Valley home. She was so proud of the cherry orchard and her beautiful home.
She was a pillar of the community and she cherished every minute of it.
To her brother Hobart and sister in law Nancy....I am so sorry for your loss. The last few months have been so hard. Hugs and prayers for God's strength during this difficult time.