MARION FRANCES PARMLEY
Marion Frances Parmley, 90, passed away peacefully at home in Hawaii Kai on May 26, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born July 28, 1926, she was the younger of two sisters born to Carl and Hannah Ferber in Sioux City, Iowa. Raised in the Midwest, she moved to Los Angeles, CA, for her senior year of high school. While working at Western Union, she met her future husband at the Hollywood Canteen, and married Harry (Truman) Parmley III, on May 18, 1946, in Los Angeles. Truman returned to the Air Force and their nomadic military life began. They raised three sons and a daughter, moving from Maine to Louisiana, Los Angeles to Japan, the Mojave Desert to Okinawa. It was in Okinawa that Truman fell ill, and was transferred to Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, where he passed away December 16, 1973. By then, Marion had made the move from Okinawa to Hawaii to get her youngest son in school. She had begun her Civil Service career as a court reporter for the Army in Okinawa, and continued with that for the Air Force at Hickam AFB. She was always very active in retired military widows' affairs, joining the Hawaii branch of Surviving Military Widows (SMW), a national organization, and was a fixture at military functions all over Hawaii. She retired from Civil Service in 1997, but continued to be very active with SMW until her recent illness. Marion is predeceased by her husband, Harry Truman III, and infant son Lynn Carlton. She is survived by sons Harry Truman IV (Betty), Clay Carlton (Terri), Scott Emory (Anna), and daughter Carol Lynne Parmley-Wyman (Ken); two grandsons,Sean Carl and Cody Merrill; two granddaughters, Jennifer Evelyn Parmley and Elizabeth Marian Carvalho; eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy; Visitation 8:30 am-8:45 a.m.; Eulogy 8:45 am; Mass 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Graveside services will be held later that day at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at 1:00 p.m., where she will be laid to rest with her husband. In lieu of gifts, donations may be made to Hospice Hawaii.
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