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Colleen Parodi Obituary

Colleen Volise Parodi
Colleen Volise Parodi

July 29, 1940 - June 24, 2017
Born in Twin Falls, Idaho
Resided in Salinas, CA
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Colleen Parodi, 76, of Salinas passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Colleen was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on July 29, 1940, to Marion Johansen and Barbara Dryden and grew up in Hazelton, Idaho. She moved to California in the late 1960s and married Oscar Parodi, founder of El Sol, Salinas Valley's first Spanish newspaper. She poured her life into raising a blended family of nine children, and she and Oscar were founding members of Salinas Valley Community Church. She loved children and animals, and enjoyed creative activities such as cross-stitch, flower-arranging and other crafts.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Oscar Parodi, in 1998.

She is survived by her nine children, Oscar Parodi, Jr. of Sacramento; David Larsen of Marina; Raymond Parodi of Gilroy; Vivian Sanchez of Nampa, Idaho; Ana Montoto-Parodi of Nampa, Idaho; LeAnna Tuff (Peter) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Elvira Sanchez-Parodi of Nampa, Idaho; Brian Parodi (Christa) of Ocala, Florida; Shawn Parodi (Michelle) of Salinas; in addition to fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St. in Salinas.




Chapel Service
Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Saturday, July 1, 2017
10:00 AM