North Powder, Union County, Oregon
Marcia Lareen Parker Craig, 69, died Dec. 12, 2005, at Boise from complications of a long, hard-fought and painful battle with throat and mouth cancer.
At her request, there will be no funeral. A memorial service and celebration of her life will take place March 18 at the First Presbyterian Church in Baker City, with a reception following at the church, 1995 Fourth St.
Services are under the direction of Gray’s West & Co.
Mrs. Craig was born March 20, 1936, at Baker City to Gifford Henry and Elfleda Midde Maxwell Parker. She grew up on her parents’ ranch at North Powder, where she attended school grades 1 through 12, graduating from North Powder High School in 1954. She was active as a cheerleader, and she played drums in the high school band.
On Aug. 1, 1954, she married Alfred L. “Larry” Craig of North Powder. Most of their married life was spent in Alaska, where she pursued a career in public finance, becoming the finance director for the city of Kodiak, and later for the city of Palmer, excelling at both positions. She also served as a member of the Kodiak City Council.
Mrs. Craig enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling and creating lovely cross-stitched pieces for her friends and family. She was a loving, generous wife, best friend, mother and grandmother. Her leaving has a left a void in all the lives of those she touched.
She leaves behind her beloved husband, Larry Craig of North Powder; a son, Stuart of Wasilla, Alaska; a sister, Duveen Schubert of Pendleton; a grandson, Joshua Craig of Anchorage, Alaska; three brothers-in-law; and several nieces and one nephew.
Condolences may be sent to Larry Craig, P.O. Box 203, North Powder, OR 97867. The family suggests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the hospice of your choice.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 23, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor