Obituary: Violet (Vi) M. Parenteau
Violet (Vi) M. Parenteau was born in Freehold, N.J., June 6, 1919, and went to be with her savior on Oct. 1, 2013.
She is preceded in death by her husband Williams J. Parenteau Sr.; her son the Rev. Williams J. Parenteau Jr.; her parents Williams and Mable Beech; two sisters; and one brother. She is survived by five children, Judy Parenteau of Glendale, Ariz., Albert (Bud) Parenteau (Barb), Pam Hendrickson (Joe) of Williams, Ariz., Doris Morris (Mel) of Mesa, Ariz., and David Parenteau (Keli) of Florence, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Vi and her family moved to Avondale, Ariz., in 1944 and they lived there until her husband died in 1955. Vi then moved to Phoenix and lived there for a number of years. She then moved to Scottsdale where she was the manager of the APS Scottsdale Office. She worked for APS for 28 years and was the first area manager for Tempe. She retired in 1985 and then managed the Gift Shop at Tempe St. Luke's Hospital in Tempe. She served as President of the Tempe St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary one year and was a member for many years. She attended the Church of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Tempe for many years before she moved to Dewy, Ariz., where she attended St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Prescott, Ariz.
Vi was involved in a lot of different organizations: Junior Achievement, Rotary, Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Toast Masters, she served as president one year for the Business & Professional Women's Club of Arizona, she was a long time member of the Scottsdale BPW Club. She loved to travel and pretty much traveled the world.
She was loved and admired by everyone. She will be missed.
In lieu of flowers donations in her name can be made to The Williams Area Habitat For Humanity, P.O. Box 814, Williams, AZ 86046, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherd's Lane Prescott, AZ 86301-8109 (indicate for Food Bank.)
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