Gordon Edward Parker
December 28, 1919 - Springfield, Massachusets
March 10, 2010 - Bend, Oregon
WORLD WAR II
m. Eleanor Winget, March 1979
There will be a public visitation March 16, 2010, from 12 noon to 5:00 pm, at Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery March 17, 2010, at 11:00 am.
Gordon was born December 28, 1919, in Springfield, MA.
He served in the Navy during World War II from May 1, 1941 to September 13, 1945, as a Watertender 1st Class. He mostly served on troop transport ships in the Pacific Theater.
After leaving the Navy he eventually made his way to California where he met and married Eleanor Winget in March of 1979. He retired from NASSCO ship yards in San Diego, CA in 1985. After retirement Eleanor and Gordon went RVing for the next 20 years, visiting all 50 states in their motorhome.
He was an active member of the Bend American Legion, COSSA, the NRA and won awards in sports shooting. He also loved fishing the local lakes with his son, Michael. He loved spending time with his family who loved him dearly.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Eleanor, of Bend; son, Michael McNulty of Bend; daughter, Kathleen Colton and son-in-law, Gary Colton of Bend; grandchildren, Sara & husband Landy Boone of Roseburg, OR, Caitlin Colton of Bend, Jayson & wife Rebecca Levich of Seattle, WA; and great-grandchildren Landon, Kennady, Regan, Ariana and Addison.
The family has placed their trust in Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home for the final arrangements. Please visit our website www.niswonger-reynolds.com to sign the electronic guest register book for the family 541-382-2471
Source: Bend Bulletin