Stanton Park V
Stanton Park V of Nampa, Idaho, died March 22, 2010, at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer.
He was born May 8, 1954, to Stanton and Betty Rae Park in Mountain Home, Idaho, where he was raised and educated.
Stanton married the love of his life, Deborah Loosli, on Nov. 14, 1970. Together they had three wonderful daughters whom he loved with all his heart there was nothing he wouldn't do for his girls. Stanton was thrilled to finally have three wonderful sons through his sons-in-law. He was so proud of all of them and so blessed to be near them in his last days.
Stan's passions in life were Deborah and his family, cooking (especially barbecuing), traveling and golf.
Spending his entire working life driving truck was something in which he took great pride. The first 13 years were spent driving fuel tankers for different oil companies. After moving to LaGrande, Ore., in 1988, he and Deborah bought a logging truck and operated it until 1995 when he went to work for United Parcel Service. Stan loved to be a part of the company and the amazing people he not only worked with, but were his friends.
Stanton was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by Deborah, his wife of 39 years, daughters Sumer (Todd) Secord, Angela (William) Thomas, Lyndsey (Kelly) Jacobs all of Nampa, four grandchildren, Ally and Duke Thomas and Blayke and Taylor Secord, sister Patti Park and brother Robert (Carolyn) Park, both of Boise, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a private family viewing and graveside service. Family and friends are asked to join the family for a Celebration of Stanton's life on Saturday, March 27th, from 2-5 p.m. at Sandstone Event Center, 404 12th Ave.South, Nampa, Idaho.
We would like to thank Dr. Larry Fiorentino, the staff at MSTI Nampa and St. Luke's Hospice for everything they did for Stanton throughout his battle.
The family also wishes to express a sincere thank you to all who have so graciously been there for us in person, in prayers and through such a tremendous outpouring of love and support during this difficult time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation online at www.melanoma.org or via mail at Melanoma Research Foundation, 170 Township Line Road, Bldg. B, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel.