BAIRD — Carolyn B. Parker, 87, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, in a Ruidoso, N.M., hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Parker Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Eastlawn Memorial Park, Brownwood, Texas.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Richard H. Wood and the Rev. Mary D. D’Alessio, with services under the direction of Parker Funeral Home.
Carolyn was born on Nov. 20, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pa. She attended schools and graduated from high school in Asbury Park, N.J. There she married the love of her life, Roger I. Parker, on Nov. 21, 1937. She was a dedicated wife and mother, and readily embraced the family move to Texas in 1950. After Roger’s death on Nov. 10, 1969, Carolyn entered nursing school and became a licensed vocational nurse, working at the Brownwood Regional Hospital for 15 years. Retiring from nursing, she moved to Baird, Texas, where she continued her pursuit in helping others by working with her son at Parker Funeral Home for the next 18 years.
In recent years she has lived near her daughter in Big Spring, Texas, and then in Mescalero, N.M. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Baird, Texas.
Carolyn is survived by one son, Roger L. “Skip” Parker and his wife, Pat, of Baird, Texas; one daughter, Cheryl Cook and her husband, D.V., of Ruidoso, N.M.; three grandsons, Carrell and Anna Parker of London, Ontario, Canada, Scott Parker of Covington, Texas, and Mike and Meghan Parker of Waco, Texas; three granddaughters, LeAnna Parker Goodwin of Dallas, Texas, Debra Cook Montgomery and her husband, Tommy, of Lomax, Texas, and Cindy Cook of Ruidoso, N.M.; and nine great-grandchildren, including Audrey and Tessa Montgomery, Jordan and Zoe Goodwin, and Caleb, Nicky and Bryson Parker, and Matthew and Daniel Parker.