Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 23, 2013

Carrie Elizabeth Parker

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Carrie Elizabeth Parker, 93, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Bortz Health Care in Traverse City. Carrie was born on June 4, 1919, in Mancelona, to the late Theodore and Caroline (Marsh) Spoor.

She married Robert M. Parker on June 26, 1940. Together they lovingly raised two wonderful children.

Carrie worked for many years at Montgomery Ward and retired from secretarial work in 1978.

In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, euchre and cribbage. Most importantly Carrie loved her family and spending time with them.

Surviving Carrie are her children, Cheryl (Jim) Wilson, of Kingsley, and Charles “Butch” (Heike) Parker, of Fountain, Colo.; three grandchildren, Brandon Parker, of Colorado, Garrett (Tammy) Parker, of North Carolina, and Amy (Chad) Raschi, of Kingsley; and four great-grandchildren, Dylyn, Erin, Abigail and Hannah.

Carrie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and seven brothers, Clyde, George, Fred, Floyd, Frank, Voris and Claude Spoor; and three sisters, Genevieve “Veva” Meyers, Amy Davis and Mae Hiatt.

Visitation for Carrie will take place on Friday, May 24, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Carrie will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the funeral home. Pastor David Gable will officiate. Burial will follow in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Visitation on Saturday will be at 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.