Died: Oct 27, 2012
Biddeford, ME – Katherine Anne (Parks) Evers, 58, of Old Orchard Beach died after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Southern Maine Medical Center. She was the wife of Wiley R. Evers.
She was born in Attleboro, MA on June 21, 1954 the only daughter of the late Edwin P. Parks Sr. who died in 1970 and Ruth M. (Sims) Parks of Old Orchard Beach. Katherine grew up the daughter of a Navy man and spent her childhood moving across the country. On April 16, 1998, she married Wiley and moved to Old Orchard Beach in 2001.
She was employed for ten years in Fairfield, CA at Budweiser Manufacturing; she also spent the last fifteen years working for Wal-Mart in Arkansas, Biddeford and Scarborough, before retiring due to illness in 2011.
Katherine loved to collect and visit lighthouses.
Besides her husband and mother she is survived by her two sons Mark P. Tanner and his wife Angela of Hollis and Thomas M. Tanner of Old Orchard Beach. She also leaves her four grandchildren Bridgett, Mark, Katie and Abby as well as five brothers Clinton Parks and his wife Regina of Lewiston, Edwin Parks Jr. and his wife Cigarette of Columbus, OH, Thomas Parks and his companion Pat Noble of Saco, Wesley Parks and his wife Dora of Old Orchard Beach, Leroy Newsome and his wife Victoria of Fort Campbell, KY and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Katherine’s guest book.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Katherine’s memory can be made to:
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266