Kaleidoscope


Marion Parks



Copyright 2016 by Marion Parks
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Born May 24, 1925 in Crookston, Minnesota, I lived in North Dakota until age 10 when my family moved to WA state during the depression years.  I graduated from Langley H.S. in June of 1943, the peak of WWII.  I then attended WSC for one year, when I heard of the Cadet Nurse Corps.  I joined that program, enrolling at Swedish Hospital and the University of Washington and graduated in 1947 as a registered nurse.

In 1943 I met Thayne Parks, a sailor from Kansas.  We married in 1947 and both attended the U of W, eventually receiving B.S. degrees.  We settled in Everett, WA, where we raised two boys and a girl.  Thayne taught biology at the Everett Community College, and I worked at the Snohomish Health District as a Public Health Nurse.

Retiring at age 66, I spend the next few years traveling, then settled into a senior writing class and wrote and printed three books about different aspects of my life.

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