A Celebration of Life for Wayne Parker was held Friday afternoon, March 8, in the Fireside Room at the Idyllwild Arts Academy campus. Parker worked for the school and the Idyllwild Town Crier.

Wayne Parker’s wife Lori Parker (right) is comforted by a friend of her husband’s who served in the military with Parker as a paratrooper. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

John Newman, Dean of Students at Idyllwild Arts, opens the ceremony with words of kindness and how much Wayne meant to the students, faculty and staff of Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Melanie Danzig (right), Wayne Parker’s daughter brings Lori a warm beverage just before the service takes place. Photos by Jenny Kirchner