26, 1950 in Hackensack, New Jersey
Nampa, Idaho at the time of his passing
born to George R. Parker and Helen W. Parker
service was Monday, July 30, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Alden Waggoner Funeral Chapel
in Boise, Idaho
honors service and burial will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 11:00 am
at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
attended Berkley Elementary School in Westwood, New Jersey. After a family move
to Colorado he attended Drake Junior High and Arvada High School in Arvada,
his education at Oregon Institute of Technology. Russell also attended
where he earned his bachelor’s degree.
married Judith Watson on August 25, 1984 in Klamath Fall, Oregon. They resided
in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Renton, Washington and Prineville, Oregon before
moving to Nampa, Idaho in 2006.
worked for Mark Anderson & Associates, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Outland Steel
and Stapley Engineering.
served in the Army. He was stationed in Vietnam and West Germany. He was
honorably discharged in 1969.
a diligent, caring husband and father.
He enjoyed playing the guitar, gardening, barbequing and making his
special smoky salsa. Russell also studied the scriptures and was learning
Hebrew. He enjoyed long meaningful conversations and was an avid lifelong
survived by his wife Judith, daughters Amber and Emily, son Ian, stepson Jonah,
grandchildren Ashton, Kira and Porter, his bother Steven and sister Susan,
sister-in-law Mary and his niece Jennifer and nephews Eric and Brian.
can be made to the VA Hospital.