Dec. 8, 1918 - April 26, 2012

There will be a public visitation from noon to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1 at Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home.

The graveside service will be Wednesday, May 2, at 11 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery.

Eleanor was born December 8, 1918, in Clarion, IA, to Jeb and Lelia Winget. She went to local schools and college and traveled around the country at a young age. She went to work in Washington D.C. for John L. Lewis, President of The United Mine Workers, and his sister Katherine, relatives through marriage.

Eleanor met James P. McNulty in 1939, in D.C., and they were married in 1943. They had three children, James, Michael and Kathleen after moving to Los Angeles.

Eleanor worked at the famous Brown Derby and Mike Lyman's Restaurants. She met many celebrities, some of whom became friends, including Raymond Burr and his mother; she dined at their home a number of times.

The family moved to North San Diego County in 1958, and Eleanor continued to work in the restaurant business until l966, when she became office manager for Henry Avocado Co. in Escondido. She left in 1980, to take over the office at Olsen Grove Development and retired in 1985.

She married Gordon Parker in 1979. They loved to square dance, play bingo, and ride dune buggies with their many friends. They bought a motor home and traveled to 48 states and Canada for 20 years, visiting family and friends. Eleanor and Gordon moved to Bend in 2000 to be closer to family and remained active and traveled until their mid- eighties.

Gordon passed away in March 2010. Eleanor loved spending time with her family, who loved her dearly.

She is survived by her son, Michael McNulty of Bend; daughter, Kathleen Colton and son-in-law, Gary Colton, of Temecula, CA; grandchildren, Sara and husband, Landy Boone of Roseburg, OR, Caitlin Colton of Temecula, CA, Jayson and wife, Rebecca Levich of Seattle, WA; and great-grandchildren, Landon, Kennady, Regan, Ariana, and Addison.

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Eleanor Parker