CJ Parker

Obituary of CJ Parker

Carolann Joy “CJ” Parker (30) passed away in Spokane, WA on March 25, 2024, with her mother and sisters by her side.  She was born to James and Julianna Parker on July 24, 1993, in Spokane, WA. CJ grew up in Avery, ID, a place that was always in her heart. She went to school in Avery through the 8th grade, where she participated in Girl Scouts, dance, and soccer. She then attended Kootenai High School graduating with the class of 2011. After high school, she had her first son Asher, then came Lucy and Rhyder.  

Growing up, she was a free spirit who loved the outdoors. She enjoyed hunting, berry picking, floating the St. Joe River, riding snow mobiles and 4-wheelers, catching salamanders, and exploring the woods near her childhood home. Much of CJ’s childhood was spent hunting bears, cougars, and bobcats with her dad and their Plott hounds.  

CJ was very creative and had a love for drawing and writing poetry, as well as cooking and baking. She spent many sleepless nights decorating birthday cakes for her children. She also loved live music and singing karaoke. Some of her greatest hits include My Baby Loves Me by Martina McBride, Without Me by Eminem, and Leave – Get Out by her favorite artist, JoJo. She also created her own version of the song I Love Rock and Roll, changing the title and lyrics to “I Love Hunting Bears”.  

CJ had the kindest heart, the warmest smile, and loved being a mother, sister, daughter, auntie, cousin, and friend. She had her struggles with addiction; however, she went through treatment in Spokane and received a high honor for her exemplary work in the program and was considered an inspiration to her peers. Soon after this, she enrolled in courses at North Idaho College with the goal of becoming a Drug and Alcohol Counselor.  

CJ is survived by her children Asher, Lucy, and Rhyder; parents James Parker of Avery, ID and Julianna Parker of Worley, ID; siblings Macie Parker (Josh Schatz) of Cheney, WA, Jennifer Queen of Coeur d’ Alene, ID, Jessie (Jon) Davis of Hollis, NH, and Terissa (Arthur) Elwell of Coeur d’ Alene, ID; grandmother Joy Parker of Silverton, ID; uncles Rodger Hossfeld Jr. of Worley, ID and Dan Hossfeld of Plummer, ID; aunts Marcella Jecha of Lyons, IL and Cindy Schildgen of Wisconsin; and  numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents Rodger and Bernadine Hossfeld and grandfather RD Parker; aunts Carol Spooner and Lynda Fahlgren; and uncles Rick and David Parker. 

The rosary will be recited on Friday, March 29, 2024, at 7:00 pm at the Rose Creek Long House in Worley, ID. Her funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 10:00 am at the Sacred Heart Mission in Desmet, ID. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Mission Cemetery, then dinner at the Rose Creek Long House.  


Rosary Recited

7:00 pm
Friday, March 29, 2024
Rose Creek Longhouse
1st Street
Worley, Idaho, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Sacred Heart Mission
127 Byrnes Ave.
DeSmet, Idaho, United States
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