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. Those unable to attend in person may join the scheduled Zoom Meeting to watch the Memorial Service. Link to the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89188615531
If you wish to sign the guest book for the family, please go to the Larkin webpage here: https://www.larkinmortuary.com/obituary/
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Jul 25, 2015
celebrating birthday of Max at Claim Jumper, Reno, NV
Oh my sweet De! She was my saving grace as I navigated life in a new town (Reno) and as a new mom. She gave so freely and welcomed all with open arms. My life is blessed to have known her and I look forward to giving her a hug in heaven. Much love to Max and the family. We miss you.
De and her family are special people in my and my family lives. Neighbors for a few years but forever friends.So many wonderful memories. Love you and family forever.😢🙏❤️
I am so sad to hear of sweet De’s passing. When I had my first baby, she was such a kind soul and would come and help me. I will always remember her kindness, she will be missed . May she Rest In Peace
Our beloved De, thank you for always loving and giving a hand to our Brandy boy. You always opened your arm and heart for us. You guided us and shined the lights on us with your wealth of wisdom, kindness, generosity, comfort, and support. You were truly God-sent, a friend that everybody should have, and thank you for being you. All the activities and time that we spent together, all the assistance that you gave us will always be treasured in our memories, and we thank our Heavenly Father for sending you to be part of our lives.
Beloved De, the Divine Angel, who never left my side as I navigated through the most difficult time in my life…she became a guiding light sharing her spiritual experiences…we actually walked the path of light along with Max and a treasured group commited souls…learning and striving together.we were blessed to be able to share that most special time