Mary Alice "Pat" Parks
Mary Alice "Pat" Parks, age 95, passed away peacefully on 2/5/14 with family by her side. She was born in Cartersville, GA to Charles & Ruth Ellis but lived most of her life in Pensacola, FL. She married her husband of 23 years, Clarence Parks, on June 21, 1940, and was a member of the First UMC, Pensacola, where she kept the nursery for 30 years. She volunteered with the American Cancer Society & worked at Upjohn Health Care in Pensacola before moving to Spokane, WA to be closer to family, and then joined the Spokane Valley UMC. Pat is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ohl Andrew (Dennis), Spokane, WA; her son, Charles Parks, Cleveland, GA; & grandchildren, Phillip Ohl (Diane), Richland, WA and Allison Ohl Workman (Chris), Danielsville, GA. Pat was great-grandmother to Jamie Ohl & Tate Ohl, Richland, WA who both attend WSU & Asher Ellis Workman, an elementary student, Danielsville, GA, and nephew Ralph Merrill, Jr. (Elizabeth) Pensacola, & niece Mary Ann Tilman, Grayson, GA. A summer graveside service will be held at Bayview Memorial Park, Pensacola. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Sullivan Park Care Center, 14820 E. 4th, Spokane, WA 99216, or the First United Methodist Church, 6 East Wright Street, Pensacola, FL, 32501. Condolences may be left at the Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home web site: http://www.hazenjaegervalley.com.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Feb. 16, 2014