Born in Riverside, CA; the daughter of Edwin B and Ruth M Yelton. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert D Parks, in 1957 in Pomona, CA. She lived in Casa Grande for 27 years and volunteered at the Casa Grande Valley Historical Society and Museum. She was active in Beta Sigma Phi for 31 years. She enjoyed traveling, camping, sewing, cooking, baking cookies, solving crossword puzzles and visiting with her many friends and family.