Mary Poucher Parkinson

Profile Updated: October 10, 2010
Residing In: Salem, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Mike Parkinson (married Nov. 5, 1967)
Occupation: retired in 2005
Children: Matthew, born 1971, online marketing manager for Dark Horse Comics, Milwaukie, Ore.; Jon, born 1975, More…firefighter with Eastside Fire and Rescue, King County, Wash. Four grandchildren: Isabella Paloma (Matt); Cole Michael, Kailyn Gabrielle and Hadley Grace (Jon).
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I attended Oregon State University, graduating with a degree in humanities in 1965. Fortunately my college activities included working on the campus newspaper and prepared me for a career with newspapers in Corvallis, Albany and Salem, Ore. Over the years I worked as a reporter, copy editor, section editor and page designer. Work was fun, filled with variety and new challenges on a regular basis. Nevertheless, RETIREMENT IS FABULOUS.

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Nov 14, 2018 at 1:33 AM
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May 16, 2018 at 1:33 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Steve's death. He was memorable! Like Marilyn Fazio McQueen, I remember Steve's Elvis antics. One of my favorite memories is his re-telling an Elvis movie (can't remember which one for sure) complete with the songs, of course, and the backgrounds by the Jordanaires.

Nov 15, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Mary, Happy Birthday! Here's hoping you having a great birthday!

Nov 15, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Happy birthday Mary. Good to see you and Patty earlier this year. We had a great time.

Nov 14, 2017 at 1:34 AM
Nov 14, 2016 at 1:29 PM

Happy birthday Mary. I can't believe that we met over 60 years ago. I have very fond memories of you and your sister from school and church. Take care.

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Nov 13, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Happy birthday Mary. Sorry you got the ice storm.

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