Elaine Parkison passed away in Spokane on August 31, 2013 at the age of 92. She was born in Hatton on March 2, 1921, the daughter of Logan and Molly (Lackey) Rice.
Elaine attended school at Rogers Bar, where she completed the eighth grade. After finishing school, she spent most of the summers cooking meals for the wheat harvest crews.
On Nov. 10, 1942, Elaine married William Parkison in Coeur dâ€™Alene, ID. At the time William was serving in the United States Air Force and they were relocated to the Pyote Air Force Base in Monahans, TX. William and Elaine lived in Monahans until 1945 when they moved to Tonasket. During the next few years they made several short-term moves and finally settled in Kettle Falls in 1956. In 1976 Elaine and William moved to Deer Park and spent most of the next 27 years there until William passed away in 1993. Soon after his passing, Elaine moved to Spokane and lived there the remainder of er life.
Nothing meant more to Elaine then her family. She was very concerned that their needs were always met before she pursued any personal hobbies. She did enjoy sewing and knitting quilts, working in her vegetable garden, where she raised the best toÂ¬matoes and honing her dancing skills. Elaine was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband, William, and seven siblings.
Elaine is survived by her son, Gary Pakison and wife, Elner, Spokane; grandchildren Robert Iseminger and Julie Iseminger, Spkane; great-grandchildren, Jordan Iseminger, Haidyn IsemÂ¬inger, Justice Iseminger, Miles Iseminger, Angeliki Iseminger; great-great grandchildren, Jaidyn, Isabella, Jordan and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Elaine was held Sept. 6 at the Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville. A graveside service followed at Mountain View Park Cemetery.
Any memorial contributions may be given to the charity of ones choice.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory was entrusted with the arrangements.