Christine M Wells Parks

Profile Updated: August 5, 2017
Residing In: Grass Valley, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Ronald Allen PArks
Occupation: Retired Commercial Interior Designer
Children: William "SCOTT" Donham, born 1963

Mindyn ("MINDY") Suzanne Donham, born 1967

I became a housewife in 1963, then a college student in my 30s, graduated with a BS in Interior Design from San Jose State University in 1980 with Highest Honors. Began practicing Interior Design at Wells Fargo Bank as a Project Manager in their facilities group, after 4.5 yrs. I left to work at a small interior design firm in Lafayette, then worked for an architect in Walnut Creek, after which I became a consultant to Chevron Corporation. Learned AutoCAD there and began my own business in 1986, had many commercial clients in the San Francisco Bay area and retired in 1999 after I married Ron. We lived in the bay area until 2002 when we moved to Grass Valley to completely retire. Been very busy ever since learning to quilt attending excercise classes 3 times a week, traveling a bit, designing my own residence, and actively attending bible studies, and church activities, and lately serving as Program Chairman for our local Quilt Guild.This year I am serving as Co-President for our Luthern Women's Group

School Story:

Our school was only 7 years old when we began attending. I was proud that my Dad had helped design it! But alas, asbestos got a really bad name as a fire retardant and now there is a new school. I got contact lenses my Junior Year. I remember 'tear'ing and blinking down the hall in between classes. Probably bumping into to other students. The contacts were hard ones then. One time I lost one in my eye and was sure it had gone into my brain. Most of the people who remember that thought it was funny! I also remember lugging all of those heavy books with other buddies all the way home, if we didn't have a ride home or the bus didn't come by. For some of us, it was about 2 1/2 miles. Why didn't we think of backpacks or wheels. I guess the kids today are a little smarter than we were.

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Feb 17, 2020 at 5:10 PM

Happy Birthday, Dick!

Jan 26, 2020 at 2:29 PM


Jan 12, 2020 at 7:08 PM

Hi Beth!
Happy Birthday! I hope this next year will prove to be a Happy and Healthy one!

Jan 06, 2020 at 1:33 PM

Hey Linda!
Have a super duper Birthday and a VERY Special Year ahead!

Jan 04, 2020 at 2:36 PM

Have a super Birthday, Diane!

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Dec 10, 2019 at 3:14 PM

Have a super birthday, David! And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sep 22, 2019 at 2:28 PM

Happy Birthday, Susan! Have a healthy and Happy year!

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Posted on: Aug 10, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Hi Joyce! I hope everything is going well for you In your 75th year! What are you doing these days? I live in Grass Valley , CA My husband is named Ron (#3). I have 2 children and with Ron, 8 grandkids!! We belong to Rotary of Grass Valley and I also belong to An organization which gives scholarships to women. When I think of you, I remember you and Linda Dotson dancing! You had a long poneytail! I didn’t go to the 75 th birthday party our class had. I have had some health issues this year. But hopefully I can go to our 60th! No Way! That seems impossible but ‘‘tis true! I wish you Joy and Happiness for your upcoming Birthday!??
Hugs, Chrissi Wells Parks

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Aug 06, 2019 at 7:15 PM

Posted on: Aug 03, 2019 at 12:01 PM

Hi Sandy! Happy birthday from one designer to another! Are you celebrating in Lima?
Have a super year! Hope you are healthy and happy!
Hugs, Chris Wells Parks

Jun 02, 2019 at 4:03 PM

Happy Birthday, Bill! I hope you continue to enjoy your second live, Art!
You definitely have a gift!!!

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Dec 11, 2018 at 12:33 PM

So sorry to hear about Karen's passing. This was a life well ieved!

May God Bless her family!


Aug 10, 2018 at 8:27 PM

Hi Joyce! Hope you are doing well! Your Birthday is coming up and you are joining the rest of us! We are almost all 74 now! Have a very Happy Birthday! I'd love to hear from you!

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Posted on: Jun 30, 2018 at 4:13 PM

Happy Birthday, Jack! Now you've caught up with the rest of us....74!

Jun 28, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Hey Suzie Q! I actually missed your B-day by a couple of days, but I know you must have had a great celebration with John and maybe even the rest of your brood! Happy Birthday!!

Jun 11, 2018 at 1:49 PM

Hi Eddie! Have a very Special Happy Birthday! My Grandson Andrew has his insurance certificate too! I wish you many many more, very Happy Brithdays! Remember we were the fastest runners in the fourth grade at Roosevelt Elementary! At that age, it was a very important Honor, don't you think? TEE HEE! Smiles!