ROCHESTER, Minn. — On Monday, February 10, 2020, Barbara Diane Parker-Pahl, surrounded by family and friends and bathed in music and love, passed away after an 18-month battle with melanoma.
Barb was born on November 12, 1959, in San Rafael, Calif., to John and Nancy (Vallow) Morris. She received a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota, in 1981, and worked in many areas of software support, ending her career as a Financial Systems Analyst for Olmsted County. She was a 1977 graduate of Clinton High School.
Barb had a passion for training and was an avid pickle ball player. She combined those two passions to introduce the sport of pickle ball to dozens of players. She also had a love of travel. Her vehicle of choice was a top-down convertible. She was known for her quick wit, her infectious laugh and her kind and compassionate spirit.
Barb is survived by her wife Pam, her son, Kyle Parker, of Rochester Minn., her parents John and Nancy Morris,, of Ormond Beach Fla., her sister Jennifer Hamilton (Michael), of Loyalton Calif., her brother Michael Morris (Peggy), of Bloomington Ill., two nieces, Courtney and Karen, a nephew Zach.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, in Rochester. Visitation will be held from 1- 2 p.m. at the church.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Parker-Pahl family.To share a special memory of condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com