Craig, Marcia Lareen Parker Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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...

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