Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Helen Ann Parker Memorial
Helen Ann Parker Memorial

Helen Ann Parker

Helen Ann Parker

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Helen Ann “Granny” Parker, 80, a longtime resident of Concrete, passed away on January 11, 2019 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley.

Helen was born on January 1, 1939 in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Edward & Venna (Jensen) Pressentin.  She was raised and attended school in Concrete, graduating from Concrete High School with the class of 1957.

In 1957 Helen was united in marriage to Bernard Allen and from that union her children, Brenda and Doug were born.   Helen re-married in 1962 to Stanley Parker, her husband for 48 years until his death in 2010.

Helen worked in the local food industry since high school, opening her own business in 1980. She owned and operated the Village Pantry in Concrete for 15 years until her retirement.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Brenda Camby and son, Douglas Allen; her brother, Darrell Pressentin; grandchildren, Travis Peterson, Darci Peterson, Joshua Hughes, and Venna Fisher; great-grandchildren, Samantha Baird, Mathew Baird, James Brock, Catherine Peterson, Kallie Dull, Kyle Taylor and Kalvin Fisher; great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents, Ed & Venna; husbands, Stan Parker and Bud Allen; sister, Shirley Pressentin; granddaughter, Jalynn Taylor and niece, Julie Meeker.

A Graveside Inurnment service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Forest Park Cemetery in Concrete with Pastor Bruce Martin officiating. A potluck fellowship will follow at the Concrete Assembly of God Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Please share memories of Helen and sign the online guest register.


  • Melissa McAdam

    I always enjoyed Helen. She welcomed me to Concrete with open arms. She always had a smile even when she was hurting. I will miss seeing her around. I will always be grateful she was so accepting and sweet to me.

  • Jack savage

    I am so sorry to hear about Your sister. I hadn’t seen Her for a few Yrs. but have good memorys of Her when We were young. My prayers are with You. Jack savage

  • Samantha

    Granny was a blessing in my life I loved her so much and she definitely loved everyone she knew even in the bad time she always went out of her way to help a person in need she will be deeply missed by many love u granny with all my heart and soul

  • Sara Haskin

    Granny as we all called her, seemed so quiet when I first met her. From the times I have been over to see her and the rest of the family, she was always sitting there in her living room watching tv shows. At night we all would gather up in the living room and watch some episodes of sons of anarchy series. It felt as though we were all one big giant cozy family watching tv on family night only it was every single night. I loved it. Even though they were not my family I have known Darci since the first grade and I have always considered her my good friend. Therefore it felt like I was part of their family most times. But also every time I would go there she would always ask me who are you. And when I would say my name she wouldn’t really know who I was but if I reminded her that I was the one who took her to her doctors appointments a couple times and she would suddenly remember. It was always funny to me But I will always know her and I will always be a good friend for Darci. Even Brenda has a place in my heart. She is going through a very hard time right now throughout all of this passing. Ever since her dad passed away she has been trying to cope with life as tough as it is. Things don’t go the way we plan a lot of the time and I feel so bad for Brenda. PLEASE KNOW THAT I AM HERE FOR ANYONE OF YOU ANYTIME YOU MAY NEED SOMEBODY TO TELL AT OR JUST TALK TO. AND I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR GREAT LOSS. BUT THINGS WILL GET BETTER. JUST STAY STRONG. ALL OF YOU. CHINS UP. KEEP YOUR MEMORIES CLOSE TO YOUR HEARTS THE GOOD ONES ARE THE ONES THAT KEEP YOU GOING

  • Tina

    Granny was a blessing to have in my life. She loved her family so much. Just seeing her face light up when she would hold the new babies. You could see the love in her eyes. She really enjoyed our trip we did together to vegas and across the mountains. Going to miss that. I love and miss every day granny. Thank you for being my granny. Love always ur granddaughter Tina.

  • Su and Mike Coots

    Helen(Granny) your in Heaven now you have your wings,and May God keep his arms wrapped around you and protect you,and know you will be dearly missed! RIP until we meet again May God Bless You🙏