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Cathleen Meyer-Parker passed away January 4, 2016. She was born January 10, 1944, to Raymond and Katherine Meyer in St. Paul, Minn. She grew up in New Jersey, and moved to southern California when she was in her twenties. Cathleen settled in Santa Monica, Calif. where she enjoyed living by the beach for decades. She loved riding her bike on the Venice Boardwalk, travelling, and her cat, MacDougal. Cathleen was a free and fun spirit who loved a good joke; she also had a great sense of style. Cathleen enjoyed a successful career of 42 years working in the hospitality industry for Parker Pacific Company, eventually retiring as president. She was an outstanding public speaker and was well known as the emcee at the many company promotional events. She especially enjoyed working with the hotel industry where she had many friends. Cathleen is survived by her husband John “Josh” Parker; sisters, Rita Bilbrey and Suellen Johnson; and brother, Raymond Meyer. She has many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 10:00 AM at St. Francis Catholic Church in La Quinta, CA, followed by a reception at Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert. In lieu of flowers, please donate to in Cathleen’s name.