Carolyn R. Parker

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Carolyn R. Parker, 58, of China Spring, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Mrs. Parker will be available for viewing Tuesday morning. Thoughts and memories may be
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Carolyn was born on January 2, 1951, to Emil and Oveda Springman in Waco, Texas. She attended Connally High School where she made lifelong friends. She always had a love for music and excelled in band. Earning her degree in respiratory therapy, she worked for Providence Hospital and later was a manager for Allcare Medical. On April 26, 1986, she married Bobby Parker in a garden ceremony. Carolyn loved spending time with her family at their ranch. She enjoyed watching their horses with her beloved dog, Beauty, by her side. Her hobbies were collecting antiques, decorating and entertaining. Carolyn was treasured by her family and friends for her joyous personality, infectious laugh, and her warm generous nature.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Don Springman.
Remembering her with love are her husband, her sons, Patrick Springman, Jeremy Roerick and Matthew Parker. Brother, Norris Springman. Grandchildren, Brittany, Mia, Brooke and Samantha. Daughters-in-law, Angie and Tamara. Special nieces, Debi Pick and Teresa Smith; Special cousins, Ronnie Bass and Rae Ann Byrd. Special friends, Jeff & Tricia Garrett, Scott Gibbs and Cindy and Richard Studer.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Lauri and Nate of Providence Hospice.

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  1. You can never be replaced. Thank you for fighting so hard the last five years to give us the most wonderful memories with you. They will live on forever in our hearts and minds. We love you more than words can express.
    Angie, Brittany & Mia

  2. Bobby,

    So sorry to hear the news of the passing of your Wife. I realize she has suffered many years fighting the dreaded desease that has taken so many of our loved ones. I lost my Mother and Father to Cancer both having suffered several years before loosing the battle to overcome the silent killer. It has been many years since their death but I still have loving memories of of the times we spent together as a family.

    Through God’s grace and compassion you will be able to deal with the loss of your loved one and understand that she is in a better place free of the pain and suffering.

    Your Friend,

    Bill Barton

  3. Cherrie & Frank Westerfield

    Carolyn you will be truely missed. I have loved having you as my sister-in-law for 23 years. Thank you for being a very special part of our lives. Rest in peace till we meet again in heaven. We love you always.

  4. Diane Cvitanovich

    Carolyn will always be a light shining brightly in my heart and thoughts. She was a very special friend. Buddy and I want to extend our sympathy to all her loving family who supported her so wonderfully through her illness.

  5. Bobby and Family, may God be with you and comfort you in such a time as this. You are on our minds, hearts and prayer lists.

  6. Doug Van Velkinburgh & FAmily


    I am so sorry to hear the passing of your wife Carolyn. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you. I too lost my brother after returning from Waco this year. The pain of loosing someone close to you is especially deep. I’m happy that you have such good family and friends around you. I wish I could be there too for you.

    All the best,
    Doug Van Velkinburgh & family

  7. Gabriel Garza Rangel

    Bobby, I

  8. My heart aches with you at the loss of Carolyn. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers thru out the coming days and weeks. You have a very special family. Lauri Smith, RN Providence Hospice

  9. I was so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She and I went to high school together. I will remember her for her beautiful smile and infectious laughter. May God bless each family member.

  10. Bobby,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Carolyn. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless*

    Vinnie Granato

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