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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Jan 13, 2021 at 12:39 PM

Hi Shaine!
Happy Birthday! hope you and your family are safe and healthy and that this next year will be a really good year for you!

Jan 12, 2021 at 1:34 PM

Hi Beth!
I hope your Birthday is a Happy one and that the next year is safe and healthy for you and your daughter! Hugs,
Chrissi Wells Parks

Jan 06, 2021 at 11:39 AM

Hi Linda!
I hope that your birthday is a special one and that the following year will be healthy and happy!
Stay safe, Linda!

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Dec 21, 2020 at 12:48 PM
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Dec 18, 2020 at 11:11 AM

Posted on: Dec 11, 2020 at 12:14 PM

Hi Duane,
Happy Birthday! If it weren’t for all of your efforts building our website, we couldn’t stay in touch! Thank you for all of your efforts! Have a good year!
Chris Wells, Parks

Sep 23, 2020 at 12:11 PM

Happy Birthday , Susan! A day late but still sincere!

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Jul 27, 2020 at 11:10 PM

Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Hi Sandra!
Happy Birthday from another Interior Designer!
Have a great year and Stay healthy and Safe!
Chrissi Wells Parks

Jul 24, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Happy Birthday, Gail! Have a great day and a healthy year ahead!

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Jul 08, 2020 at 10:16 PM

Posted on: Jul 08, 2020 at 5:29 PM

Happy Birthday Cheryl!
Hugs, Chris

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Jul 04, 2020 at 12:45 PM

I knew Eddie throughout Roosevelt Grade School, Central Jr High and Lima Senior High School! In the 4th grade he and I were the fastest runners in our class when we played Red Rover in the Quadrangle! Eddie served my parents with Insurance Policies and always was so friendly at our various Reunions! I am saddened by his passing! My condolences to his Wife, Offspring and Siblings. 

With Sympathy,

Chrissi Wells Parks

Jun 25, 2020 at 4:35 PM

Hey, Suzie Q!
I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!
In addition Celebrate Celebrate, Celebrate! Then, have a healthy and happy year of being 76!
Of course, we are not that old in our heads!
We were Aquabelles and Cygnets for crying out loud!
Love and Hugs,

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Jun 17, 2020 at 4:51 PM

Posted on: Jun 17, 2020 at 12:23 PM

Hi Eddie!
Have a Super birthday and A healthy year this coming year!
Best Wishes!

Apr 10, 2020 at 6:14 PM

Happy Birthday, Dick! I hope this year will be a happy and healthy one for you!
Chris Wells Parks

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Apr 01, 2020 at 6:31 PM

Posted on: Apr 01, 2020 at 6:08 PM

Hi Dave! Happy Birthday! I hope your Day is fun, healthy and full of happiness!

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Apr 01, 2020 at 6:38 AM

Posted on: Mar 31, 2020 at 1:18 PM

Happy Birthday! Now you have joined our 76 Club!
When I see you I always think of Synchronized Swimming and how much fun it was!
I thought you still lived in Columbus! How wonderful to live in a warm climate!
I guess that is your retirement home! Lucky you! Well, have a Very Happy, Healthy and Special day! Of course I find it hard to believe we're THAT AGE! But we are always young at heart!

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Mar 26, 2020 at 12:16 PM

Posted on: Mar 26, 2020 at 6:26 AM

Happy Birthday, Nina! May this coming year be filled with happiness, good health, and love!

Mar 08, 2020 at 4:33 AM
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!