Remembering Loanne Parker

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Remembering Loanne Parker

Loanne Parker, wife of Colonel Tom Parker, passed away earlier this week.

Loanne had a strong connection to Las Vegas, Nevada – even though she was from southern Ohio - and she had an even stronger connection to Elvis. In 1969, she was an employee of the International Hotel when Elvis made his record-breaking performances there. Then she was hired on as Elvis’ tour secretary and traveled with his shows. In 1972, she became Colonel Tom Parker’s secretary and they were later married in October 1990. 

Although Loanne was preceded in death by the Colonel, she never stopped sharing the legacy of Elvis with his fans. She wished everyone could have experienced an Elvis concert, saying “Elvis had a magnetism and aura that was indescribable.” Loanne was a guest at many Elvis events and a great friend to Graceland.

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