Shirley L. Parkman, 85

Shirley L. Parkman

Shirley L. Parkman

STANDISH — Shirley L. Parkman, 85, of Standish, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at a Windham nursing facility.

She was born in Standish on Jan. 22, 1928, a daughter of Maurice and Vivian Thompson Thorne. Shirley attended Standish schools and worked for many years as a homemaker as well as at Standish Telephone Company, GTE Sylvania and Two-Trails Restaurant. She was a frequent visitor to residents at Ledgewood Manor in Windham. Shirley also sold Avon products and enjoyed going to casinos. She was married for 25 years to Charles Albert Jackson.

Shirley was predeceased by her second husband, Harland Parkman in 2007 to whom she enjoyed 20-plus years of marriage.

Survivors include her son, Ronald A. Jackson of Standish; a daughter, Sandra Jones of Standish; a sister, Olive L. Dennison of Bridgton; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham where a funeral service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Burial followed in Steep Falls Cemetery, Route 113, Steep Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1 Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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