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    Esther P. Parks


    Esther P. Parks , 75, passed away Monday October 8, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Esther was born April 22, 1937, to Everett and Nettie (Caton) Rambow in Sturgis. She graduated from Central High School in 1955, and married her sweetheart who was stationed at Ellsworth AFB, Wayne C. Parks, of Barre, Vermont on October 1, 1955 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. October 1 2012 they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. They have four children, three daughters and one son. During her life, Esther was employed at the former St John’s Hospital; Gibson’s Department Store; and retired from Wells Fargo (Norwest Bank) where she was employed for nineteen years. Esther was a member of several groups and organizations such as T.O.P.S. club; Red Hats Society; and Job’s Daughters. She enjoyed many hobbies such as reading, cross stitching, arts and crafts, and bowling. She had a deep passion for her four children, eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren as well as her many friends and family. Esther is survived by her husband, Wayne C. Parks of Rapid City; daughters Kay (Simon) Gross of St George, Utah; Kris (Brad) Thorfinnson of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; Kim (Mark) Ennen of St George Utah; Son, Mike parks of Rapid City; eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren with number ten due in December; sister, Dorothy Hobbs of Pflugerville, TX; brother, Charles Rambow of Rapid city. Viewing will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service at Serenity Springs. Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 15, 10:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 717 Quincy Street, with the Rev. Rich Ressler officiating. Interment will follow at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis. There will be a get together back at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with refreshment starting at 1:00 p.m.