Daughter of Frederick Charles Parkes and his wife Ruth. First married name was Joyce. After being widowed, she married, at age 35, to Lesley Orton.
Witnesses to her marriage were her sister, Jessie Parkes, and F A Orton
Sarah's Death Notices read:
ORTON, Sarah - March 20, 1970 at hospital, late of Spofforth Street, Cremorne, beloved wife of the late Leslie Harvey Orton, loved mother of Johnathan (deceased), Denver and Wilga (Mrs. Harris), and loved grandmother and great-grandmother of their children, loved sister of Dora and Jessie, aged 87. Privately cremated.
ORTON, Sarah - March 20, 1970 at hospital, late of Spofforth Street, Cremorne, beloved wife of the late Leslie Harvey Orton, loved mother of Judith Mary (Mrs. Groat of Hanford, California, USA and dear grandmother of her children."
"Australia Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVB-5MG : 27 December 2014), Leslie Harvey Orton, 22 Dec 1917; citing New South Wales, Australia, Greenwich New South Wales Family History Centre, Greenwich; FHL microfilm 1,514,718.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Sarah by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Sarah: