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Geraline M. Parker

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Geraline M. "Jerry" Parker, 87, our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso.
She was born in Carbon, Texas, in 1924 and lived in west Texas until 1960 when she moved to New Mexico. Jerry married her husband, Bill, in 1946 and they had two children, James and Marilyn. She remained a devoted wife for nearly 65 years until her death.
All who knew her appreciated her calm and mild spirit. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was an intelligent and hard worker, always open to learning new things and enjoyed traveling with her husband after her retirement. She was a great example of kindness and gentleness toward all she met. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her for the wonderful person she was.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She retired from civil service at Holloman Air Force Base. She was also a member of AARP, NARFE and UMW.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Parker, of the family home; son James Rogers Parker and wife, Cathy, of Albuquerque; a daughter, Marilyn Marie Edwards, of Irving, Texas; and grandchildren Sarah Propes and husband, Beau, of Hickory Creek, Texas, Jason Edwards and wife, Jodi, of Bryan, Texas, Nikki Parker Ray, M.D., and husband, Mik, of Albuquerque, and Kelly Jenkins, of Panama City Beach, Fla.; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother Truman Hines, of Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mary Taken officiating.
Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011, at Alamogordo Funeral Home.
The Parker family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 17 to Aug. 17, 2011
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