In Memory

Marianne Parsons (Parcell) - Class Of 1962

Marianne Parsons (Parcell)

Marianne Lavelle (Parsons) Parcell Aug. 26, 1944 - July 26, 2011 Resident of San Leandro The Guardian Angel for Marianne Lavelle (Parsons), folded her protective wings around Marianne and conducted her to the Gates of Saint Peter. She was met by the Angels of the Lord and escorted to His Majestic Throne. The Lord saw in His Great Book, that it was Marianne's time to rest in the Glory of Heaven, and thus allowed her to join all those she has loved and who have passed before her. Marianne will now and forever, dwell in peace and happiness. Marianne was born in Oakland, and attended Jefferson Elementary School and Hamilton Jr. High School. She and her family moved to San Leandro in 1959, where she attended and was in the first graduating class of Pacific High School, in 1962. Marianne was predeceased by her precious parents, Henry and Gertrude Parsons, and by her two loving daughters, Debbie, and Cheryl Rapp. Also passing before Marianne, were the four legged loves of her life; Punkie and Kirby, both dogs, and Priscilla, a Kangaroo Rat. Marianne was a true and passionate animal lover for her entire life. Charlie the Cat, still lives in the family house and is firmly in charge. Marianne is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Vernon Parcell, her protective brother David Parsons and his wife Lucille, of Alameda. Also, by her loving granddaughter Nichole Rapp, and her cherished great granddaughters Alana, Isabelle, and Cierra Salcido, of San Leandro, and her grandson, Tito (Buster) Rapp of Arizona. Marianne is also survived by her two nephews, David Parsons Jr., and his wife Carol, of Arizona, and Michael Parsons of Oroville, and a beautiful great niece, Amelia Marie Parsons, of Arizona, and cousin Susan Holeman of Roseberg, Oregon. Marianne leaves also many, many great friends such as Sharon, Roseanne, Judy, and Karen to mention only a few. While Marianne was growing up, she enjoyed the Bluebirds and the Camp Fire Girls, where her mother Gertrude, was the group's leader. As a result of having a brother who was four years younger, Marianne had to put up with David "tagging along" to all of her youth activities. She nick named him "Baby Nancy". On the other hand, David referred to his big sister as "No-No", an affectionate name he often used to this day. During her high school years, Marianne worked in the school office as well as at the Stella D'oro Bakery in San Leandro. After graduation, she worked for many years at Kaiser Aluminum, Continental Can, and Western Can Companies. Marianne was very active in James Monroe Elementary School, San Leandro, during Debbie and Cheryl's attendance, and served as the PTA President for several terms. After Marianne's working years, she enjoyed being outdoors with her loved ones. Many camping seasons at the Modesto Reservoir, motor home trips to the Great Central Valley and the beautiful California coast. She was a great cook and loved to entertain in her family home. Marianne's wishes are for no services, flowers or donations. Just a little prayer and kind thoughts would be nice. Marianne is immortal, and she will live on through her granddaughter and great granddaughters here on earth. As our dear sister Marianne crosses over into the Light...we Thank you Lord, for the gift of Eternal Life through Jesus.
Published in Inside Bay Area on July 29, 2011