Mark Parker

Profile Updated: February 22, 2020
Residing In: Bakersfield, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Marsha
Occupation: Retired
Children: Daughter - Jaclyn 1976 - M.D.-Surgeon in San Diego
Son - Drew 1980 - H.S. Administrator in Bakersfield

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Lived in Bakersfield virtually all of my life. Graduated from Cal State Bakersfield in 1974. Was married and now divorced about five years ago with two grown children. My grandson is about six months old. I hate his mother. She won't let me take him out to play catch. She is totally unreasonable.

Work as the CFO for a local Ag related Company.

I like to get out an about and have a beer. My daughter was a cheerleader at UCLA, so I am a big Bruins fan ..Beat SC

I enjoy dinner, movies and concerts etc. My favorite tv show is NCIS.

School Story:

Played football and baseball at West (Varsity Baseball was SYL Champions in 1970, WHS first varsity Championship in any sport). I married Pam Shofner, a cheerleader from the WHS class of 1972. We were married about 30 years. Remarried to Marsha

I can remember the bomb scares and alarms every day for a week or so. I remember football defeating BHS at Griffith field for the first time, Burt Rowe beating Paul Briggs.. I remember the BHS Cheerleaders doing a skit and partially stripping in the West gym at an exchange rally to "Why Don't We Do It In The Road," while Kevin Sneed would yell out "put it back on flabby" (They were definitely not flabby). Also remember "Red Red Wine" in another rally at the gym sung by I believe Bob McBride and some others. I remember a time when the thing to do was to drive around the Garces Circle over and over.

Most of the baseball players from the class of 1970 won the the SYL JV championship in 1968 and Varsity championship in 1970.

The fight between Julius Norwood and Wendell Little is one that people remember.

The library and the frogs was probably the most infamous event.

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Apr 09, 2018 at 4:33 AM

I echo the expressions of Ann Wheeler.  What an accomplished life by Dennis.  Our headstone has  a birthdate, and a death date separated by a dash. The dash is the most important part as it represents our life and what we did with it.  Dennis led a  very accomplished life and appears to have punched his ticket to heaven.


We are all a family of West High.  Sad week for the passing of Dennis and Debbie Maples.  Both set great examples for the rest of us.

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Apr 09, 2018 at 4:33 AM

The all-american girl with the colgate toothpaste commercial smile.  I knew Debbie since Munsey School.  A group of us walked daily through the walkway over the canal from Munsey to Stine Road. From there we walked north past Woodale Market headed home.

It was particularly sobering reading her obituary as we are one day apart. Life is a gift and often the good die first too often.  RIP Debbie, you set a high bar.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Dodgers missed out
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:46 AM
With my daughter at the Rosebowl... USC sucks