Copyright 2016 by Marion Parks
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
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.
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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