DeAnna Hodges Parkinson, 79, of South Jordan Utah, passed away on 26 December 2021. She was born to parents Roland J. Hodges and Anna G. Baker (Melvin J. Baker), on 27 June 1942 in Lewiston, Utah.
DeAnna grew up in Trenton, Utah. She graduated from North Cache High school and attended Foothill College in California. She was a "student of life" as she often called herself. She loved learning new things. She married Max Parkinson of Wellsville, Utah November 3rd, 1961, and moved to California when Max was drafted and stationed at Ford Ord. They were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple in 1962. They raised their three children in California where she served others tirelessly through her church callings and volunteer projects. She loved her Savior and spoke of Him often as she looked forward to embracing him again. She loved to laugh, love, and learn. She brought light to everyone she crossed paths with.
DeAnna was preceded in death by her mother, Anna G. Baker, stepfather, Melvin J. Baker, and brother, Terry J. Hodges. She is survived by her husband; Max Glenn Parkinson and her three children; Elizabeth (Craig) Goodsell, Angela Hudenets, and Jon (Kristen) Parkinson; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
The family has entrusted Larkin Funeral Home with the arrangements. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:30 PM on January 5th, 2022 at Larkin Mortuary Riverton located at 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah 84065. The family will be greeting visitors at 2:00 PM for those who wish to pay their respects in person. To view previously held services please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/qJWEFBnyg2RjuHeHA4DvBxPujRFZUwa7KXqLV2UjOsvwDCNYoYdpVxfob8nhP8Ma.L2ykHk2bDD0V1wtb?startTime=1641417879000
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Love and blessings to Max and the family. DeAnna was one of the nicest and kindest people if ever knew. The photograph here tells the tale. Best wishes to all at a tender time.
We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of DeAnna, whom we remember fondly. She was such a vibrant soul! We extend our heartfelt condolences to Max, Elizabeth, Angela and Jon, with whom we enjoyed many years of friendship. Please know that your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. Our warmest wishes to all of you.
Joan and Caroline
So sorry to hear of Deanna's passing. We last spoke at our class reunion last September and it was so nice to see her there. She was a good friend from our childhood years in elementary school in Lewiston. My sincere wishes for comfort to all the family at this tender time.
What a delightful soul and friend DeAnna was to us. Her personality was contagious, and she was very close to her Savior.
I have to smile when I think of how fast she would drive her dad's 1959 Ford Skyliner over the canal bump West of Lewiston! I guess we all did a few things that our parents would consider on the 'edge'.
I can only imagine all the especially kind words that will be expressed during her funeral service.
Let me reiterate, What a delightful soul she was!
Jerry and Judy Woodland
So sorry for you loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
My heartfelt condolences to my “other” family!! I will treasure all my sweet memories with you all and especially my beautiful friend, Deanna!! Until we meet again! Sending much love and comfort during this difficult time! ❤️🙏🏻
Jerry Woodland let me know this morning of DeAnna's passing. When we lived in California, Max and De, were are closest friends. We had fun being together and enjoying each others company. To Max, Lisa, Angie and Jon please accept my sincere condolences. De is someone I will never forget. John
Dear Max and Family
Sending our love to all of you. De was a beautiful and intelligent person. I have admired her since I was a young person. I am thankful she is out of pain. When I think of her a flood of good memories fill my thoughts. We are blessed to have her in our lives. RIP dear sister. My love continues to Max an family.