Lizetta Ann Parker
Lizetta Ann Parker passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at a Boise hospital. Services will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 with a Visitation at 10:00 a.m. and funeral services at 11:00 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1150 N 8th East, in Mountain Home. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Immediately following will be dedication of Lizetta’s grave at Mountain View Cemetery, along with full military honors. Arrangements are under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Lizetta was born October 14, 1950 in Gary, Indiana (the third of four children) to Glen Lester de St Jean and Betty Jane de St Jean. Early in her childhood her family moved to California where Lizetta attended Goleta Valley Junior High School and Dos Pueblos High School, graduating in 1969. Lizetta soon enlisted in the United States Marine Corps spending time at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina. After a sort time in the Marines, Lizetta joined the workforce at a telecommunications company in California.
Lizetta married Mark Steven Parker on July 22, 1972 in Santa Barbara, California (sealed together in the Seattle Temple on July 17, 1984). When Mark enlisted in the us Air Force (February 1974), they began a life of adventures and growth along the way. Lizetta, Mark and their three children lived in Travis AFB, California; Hickam AFB, Hawaii; Castle AFB, California; Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; Langley AFB, Virginia; and, Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona. With more than 30 years of service to the USAF as a Civil Servant, Lizetta retired. She and Mark decided to ‘sell everything’ and left their home of 21 years for Mountain Home, Idaho where they made their final stop. Together they spent the remainder of their retired years traveling, fishing, exploring, and loving life with one another.
A loving, caring, war-hearted woman, Lizetta was dedicated to her family and service to many, never putting herself before others. She was preceded in death by her husband Mark, son Jason, father Glen, and mother Betty.
Lizetta is survived by her daughters Janene and Jennifer (Matthew); four grandchildren, Alyssa (Ryan), Miranda (Eric), Sarah, and Kaelan; three great-grandchildren, Douglas, Owen, and Grayson; three brothers, Ellis (Sam), Bill (Julie), and Kenny (Lisa) and many nieces and nephews.
Janene and Jennifer take solace in knowing their “momma” is reunited with their father and brother in heaven. They would like to thank all those who have been so gracious, kind and loving during this difficult time.