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Catherine Carole Parker of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Russell and Mary Pickett Cobbs on March 28, 1952 in Gardenia, California and passed from this life on December 23, 2017 at her home in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 65 years.
Catherine grew up in San Diego, Calif., and attended Catholic School, junior and senior high school in San Diego. She spent much of her childhood in San Diego with her best friend Melody Murphy. Catherine even ran away from home with Melody and they took a bus to Santa Barbara, where her dad caught them. She enjoyed listening to the Beatles, camping and playing on her dad's sailboat.
On August 21, 1993 she married Kenneth Parker in Escondido, Calif. In the 1990s she went to nursing school in California and worked as a nurse in California, Colorado and Oklahoma. She retired from the VA center in Ardmore, Okla., in December of 2016.
In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, listening to music, cooking, motorhome camping, painting, sketching and playing the piano. Catherine loved her children and grandchildren very much. She taught them the importance of family and spending time together.
Mrs. Parker is survived by her husband, Kenneth Parker of the home; 2 daughters - "Tina" Christina Lee Wilson of West Seneca, N.Y., and Tamra Eva Parker of Ft. Worth, Texas; 2 sons - James Austin Puckett and his wife Kim of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Micah Charles Puckett and his wife Angel of El Reno, Okla.; sister, Mary Leetch of Campo, Calif.; and also 8 grandchildren.
Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Mary Cobbs; and her sister, Nancy Chapman.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brandon Henry officiating. Services are under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.
You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 26, 2017
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