Isabelle Parker, 93, Bismarck, formerly of Minot, died Oct. 25 2012, at a Bismarck care center. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mandan. A private burial will be held.
Isabelle Laverne Jones was born June 7, 1919, in Williston, to Leonard and Ethel (Wilbur) Jones. She grew up and attended school in Williston and graduated from Williston High School on May 28, 1941.
She married Sidney Morris Parker on April 9, 1942, in Williston. They resided in Wahpeton while Sidney worked for the railroad. They moved to Minot in 1960. Sidney died July 18, 1980. Isabelle moved to Bismarck after losing her home to the flood in June of 2011.
Isabelle was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in July 1968. She shared what she learned with her family, which resulted in her parents and siblings also serving Jehovah God.
Her favorite color was purple. She loved butterflies and she had decorative ones throughout her home. She loved to garden and shared her hard work with others. She enjoyed her kitchen. Always having friends over for a meal brought her great joy. She offered her home for anyone needing a place to stay and enjoyed entertaining the traveling friends when they visited the congregation. She shared her baked goods and canning treats with all who would stop in for a visit.
She always saw good in others. Even when being taken advantage of or treated unkind, she still saw individuals as Jehovah God's children, so always treated them with kindness back.
Her quietness was evidence of her extreme wisdom. When she had a view or advice to share, it would be to the listener's advantage to take it to heart.
She will be remembered by her glistening eyes and sweet smile. Her love of Jehovah was expressed in everything she did. She gave Jehovah credit for all good she experienced in her 93 years of life. She was always grateful for her loving family and her loving spiritual family as well.
She is survived by: her sister, Jaclyn Finley, Tacoma, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Ethel Jones; her husband, Sidney; her brother, William; and her sister, Janet.
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(Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck)