Reta LaRae Parker Ewing
1938 — 2021
Reta LaRae Parker Ewing 82, passed away peacefully Friday September 10, 2021.
LaRae was born in Ogden, Utah on November 25, 1938 to Vern and Reta Parker. She was the youngest of seven girls. She attended Weber High School, received an Associate degree from Weber College and then attended Utah State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Education.
She grew up in Hooper, Utah on her dad’s farm. She lived most of her life in Hooper.
She also lived in Logan, Ogden, and briefly in Ferron, Utah.
She was a wonderful mother, wife, and grand mother. She taught second grade at Lakeview Elementary in Roy for a few years. She is a member of the Hooper 1st Ward and has served in many capacities including Relief Society President. She was involved with primary for handicapped children for 22 years as a teacher, chorister, and counselor in the presidency.
She served as a Mia Maid leader in the handicap mutual for 8 years which she loved. Her faith and her family were her life. She lived a life of love and service.
Her hobbies were family history, genealogy, reading, pottery, watching basketball and going to yard sales. She was Captain of Camp V. Sarah Fowers in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She loved music and singing with her six sisters (Parker Sisters). The Parker Sisters were known for their singing at programs, funerals, weddings and other events. People often recognized her as one of the Parker sisters.
She was married to the love of her life, Thomas Milton Ewing in the Logan Temple, July 18, 1961. She is survived by her husband, Tom and her four children, Mike (Urszula), Brad (Jennifer), Roger, and Richard (Renee); her 9 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Reta Parker, and six sisters Catherine Garner, Genevieve Johnston, DonnaTaylor, Florence Allen, Marion Allen and Carol Jones.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Hooper Cemetery located at 5301 S 6300 W, Hooper. A viewing will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Myers Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West, Roy, Utah. Masks are requested.
A family luncheon will be held following the graveside service at the Hooper 1st ward overflow, 5601 South 6100 West.
The family would like to give special thanks to all mom’s caregivers including Hospice.
Services will be livestreamed at Myers-mortuary.com at the bottom of LaRae’s obituary page. Memories and condolences may be sent to www.myers-mortuary.com