EXETER, N.H., and BROOKSVILLE – Judith McKean Parker died Dec. 8, 2006. She was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Detroit, the daughter of Gertrude Mann and Richard Moore McKean. Judy was a life-long fan of baseball, both the Tigers and the Red Sox, musical comedy, her dogs, and the Democratic Party. She was a “cockeyed optimist” to quote one of her favorites, Oscar Hammerstein, and guided by that optimism and buoyed by her passion and boundless energy, she sought to improve her community through tireless work for the Children’s Hospital of Detroit, United Negro College Fund, the Urban League, the United World Federalists, the YWCA of Boston, the Boston chapter of UNICEF and the Douglas A. Thom Clinic for Children, board of directors, 1968-2006. Judy will be remembered for her deep love for family and friends and for her unwavering commitment to her world. Married first to Henry S. Reynolds and then Augustin H. Parker Jr., she is survived by her sister, Ellen Scharff; her children, Charles Reynolds, Jonathan Reynolds, Ellen Duprey and Pamela Parker; two grandchildren, Heather Arbuckle and Jeffrey Pennett; and new great-grandchild, Lillian. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Dover Church, 17 Springdale Ave., Dover, Mass. A memorial will also be held in Brooksville, in late spring or early summer, 2007. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Thom Child & Family Services, attention Peter L. Woodbury, 251 West Central St., Natick, MA 01760, The Fund for UNICEF, or your local humane society or animal shelter. Assistance with the arrangements was by the Stockbridge Funeral Home, 141 Epping Road, Exeter, N.H.