Peggy Parcel

Obituary of Peggy Parcel

Waethena “Peggy” Eulene Parcel went to be with our Lord on August 21, 2020 at home with her son, Thad, and wife, Loretta.


Waethena was born in Howe, Oklahoma, on February 21, 1928, the youngest child of Otto W. and Alice M. Wilson.  She moved with her family to Wendell, Idaho, in 1936 and on to Castle Rock, WA in 1942.  


During her marriage to Earl Sides, she lived in the Bell Gardens area of CA for a time.  They had 2 children, Larry and Cheryl.  In 1959 she remarried the widower Rev. Burl L. Wright who had 3 daughters of his own, Pat, Pam and Neva, the latter two were still at home.  In 1961, they added a son, Thad. 


She later returned to the Kelso-Longview, WA, area.  While there, her husband returned to active ministry at the Kelso Church of God and the Elma Church of God. 


In 1975, Burl took the Senior Pastor position at the First Church of God in Nampa, ID.  They now only had one child remaining at home and she worked at the church’s daycare and at the P.N. Hirsch store in Nampa until its closing.


After her husband, Burl, passed away she married Earl M. Parcel of Kelso, WA, in 1988.  They later moved to Moses Lake, WA.  They enjoyed traveling, snow birding in Arizona, and visiting a large extended family as Earl added his own 5 children and grandchildren.  They also lived in Caldwell, ID; LaJunta, CO; Maple Valley, WA; and returned to Caldwell in 2010 where they remained.


Peggy loved the Lord.  Peggy served in the local church over the years as a Sunday School teacher and in various capacities as a Pastor’s wife.  She always had a heart for missions and supported many ministries over the years.  If Peggy loved you, you were going to hear about Jesus.


Peggy loved her family – those who were born into it, those who came through marriage, and those who were adopted into it.  Even in her last years she had the loving touch that could soothe a fussing baby and put them to sleep.


Peggy loved life.  Described by some as feisty and vivacious and others as stubborn and opinionated, she was always engaged in life.  Her absence will be felt by many.


Surviving are her children:  Larry Sides of Kelso, WA; Pam (Wright) Shepherd of Rapid City, S.D.; Cheryl (Sides) Putnam of Moses Lake, WA; Neva (Wright) Peterson of Las Vegas, NV and Thad Wright of Caldwell, ID; 18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren.  Also, she is survived by her late husband Earl Parcel’s children: Steven Parcel and family of Longview, WA; Randy Parcel & family of Kalama, WA; Deanna Cook and family of Vancouver, WA; Kerry Parcel of Longview, WA.


She was preceded in death by her husbands, her 2 brothers, daughter Pat (Wright) Thole of Tucson, AZ, and Earl Parcel’s daughter, Earlene Eggers of Longview, WA.

Graveside Service will be held at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, ID, on Friday, September 4, at 11:00am.  Pastors Don Bertelsen and Benje Graves officiating.

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Graveside Service

11:00 am
Friday, September 4, 2020
Canyon Hill Cemetery
2024 N. Illinois
Caldwell, Idaho, United States
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