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PARKS-FINLEY
LESLIE HUNT PARKS-FINLEY D. O.
Exuberant, spontaneous, adventurous, caring, a collector of friends-all words to describe Leslie Hunt Parks-Finley. Born September 8, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri to Hubbard and Karen Parks, "Dr. Leslie" died unexpectedly on Nov. 25, 2008 while on a family vacation in Telluride, Colorado. A 1988 graduate of MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Leslie received her BS from Southwestern University in 1993 and her medical degree in 1997 from Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and returned "home" to Texas to open her practice in The Woodlands. Not a dreamer but a doer, Leslie lived life with fierceness and passion. She loved to travel and regaled us all with her escapades around the world-whether it was scuba diving in Mexico , swimming with sharks and feeding baby elephants in Thailand or jumping out of airplanes "just because" Leslie lived life to the fullest. Her glass was never half full, it was overflowing. She loved pedicures, the Houston Stock Show and Rodeo, stray animals, plain folks, her patients and her colleagues. But most of all she loved her family. Leslie leaves behind her beautiful, two-year-old twins, Virginia Hubbard Finley and Lucas Young Finley, and her husband Robert Scott Finley. She is survived by her parents, Hubbard and Karen Parks, her sister and brother-in-law, Allison and Michael Burkey, and their daughters Ella and Faith Burkey. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, November 30, at 2 p.m. at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Road, San Antonio and at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, TX on Wednesday, December 3 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a memorial fund in honor of her children being set up at www.leslieparks.com.

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Published in San Antonio Express-News on Nov. 29, 2008.
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February 21, 2020
Hi my name is Lucas Finley, the son of Leslie Finley and Scott Finley. It has been around 12 years since the lost of my mom and i am still doing just fine
Lucas Finley
April 29, 2019
Missing you today & all days. You were such a precious doctor that I can never forget. ❤
Shelia DAVIS
April 26, 2019
i love you so much mom
virginia finley
Daughter
April 23, 2019
This is me (Virginia finley) and my brother(Lucas finley) in 2019
Virginia
August 8, 2017
Dr Parks delivered Neko Rice Davis, now age 11, on May 10, 2006
Shelia Davis
July 3, 2017
Hi Dr. Parks
I remember when I first saw you, it was at the 1960 office and you were practicing with Dr John Willams. You and Ivory were so sweet to me when I had a miscarriage on July 27, 2003. You were leaving that afternoon to attend a wedding in Oklahoma, but assured me that I would be in good hands with Dr Williams as I delivered my baby. You felt so bad leaving me, but promised you would check up on me through the night. I remember Dr Williams telling me that you had called several times for an update. I will never forget you and the compassion you showed me and my husband. Thank you for guiding me to through my next pregnancy with love and encouragement. You were such a blessing to so many!!! I miss you and think of you often. I know you are loving on our baby in heaven and watching over Justin who is now 12. Until we meet again.
Kelly Treichel
October 13, 2015
Dear Aunt Essie,
Everyday it gets harder and harder not seeing your beautiful face, hearing your loving laugh and getting those warm hugs. It felt like just yesterday we were dressing up in those silly scrub hats, going to the rodeo, playing baby dolls and dressing up in silly costumes.
Tomorrow I get to see your babies. I'm so thankful I get to be with them. They are the worlds loving, beautiful children. You would be so proud of them.
Aunt Essie, I miss you so much. The Lord took you away too soon. It's all for the better. He needed you to become an angel and watch over all of us. We love and miss you aunt Essie. You will always be with me. I can't wait until we meet again someday:) I love you sooooo very much. Xoxo.
Ella B
September 2, 2015
Just wanted to say I think of you often. I wish we'd managed to have those margaritas!
Thank you for guiding me in a precarious pregnancy and soothing my nerves & just being nice to me! My son is 9 soon. Feels like yesterday.
Hugs to the Parks/Findley family!
Jenni O'Loughlin
January 30, 2015
I have been thinking a lot about Dr. Parks today. She helped me through a rough miscarriage. I will never forget her. She was an amazing person. I will continue to pray for her family.
Kendall Leanos
November 23, 2013
Dr. Parks, I think of you so often during this time of year...it's been 5 years, but seems a shorter time. You are missed in the community and by friends and family.
Terri Buckholtz
July 30, 2013
I still think about you and miss you so much. I wish you could see my kids and how they have grown. I still havent found me an ob/gyn that compares to you.
Sherita Stokes
April 24, 2013
My heart goes out to the Finley family first and foremost. Dr. Parks delivered my now 8 year old daughter, she was a wonderful Dr. Very nice and sweet and warm . I was just looking her up to schedule a appointment about getting pregnant again I did not no she passed until just now!! Great lady and Dr.
K. Robles
April 7, 2013
Dr. Parks was the best doctor that I have ever had in my entire life. She only had one mood (happy). I miss her so much.
Anita Collett
January 7, 2013
Leslie you are still in our continued thoughts & your family remains in our prayers...
~Beth
Beth Rutherford
August 28, 2012
After months and months of tears, heartache and stress and being told I had less than an 8 % chance to have another child, it is by the grace of God that I am pregnant again. I can't help thinking how much I wish Dr. Parks was here to share the joy and struggle with me. I am still being seen by my fertility specialist and have yet to find an OBGYN that even comes close to making me feel as cared for as Dr. Parks. I think of her often and continue to pray for her family. She is an angel in heaven for us all.
Tracey Merz
July 26, 2012
Dr. Parks was the best doctor I ever had as well. I recommended her to so many friends and family. She delivered both of our girls in 04 & 06 as well as nieces and nephews. I still brag about how wonderful she was. She had an amazing personality and always full of honesty and laughter. I am back in The Woodlands area again and just found out I am pregnant! I am fighting back the tears as I wish she was with us today to help bring another member of our family into this world safely.
Tanya
March 14, 2012
Dr. Parke was the best doctor I have ever had. She was always a friend more than a doctor. There is no other doctor like you.
Mel
February 6, 2012
Dr. Parks I still brag about how great my doctor is and how much I love her. I think about you alot and I miss your smile and laughter. I dont think its possible to find another doctor like you. Its crazy but I dont wanna have anymore kids bcuz I dont want anybody else to deliver them. You were a great doctor and a wonderful person. I wish my kids would've gotten to meet and know the person who helped bring them into this world safely.
Sherita Stokes
January 26, 2012
I'm at her office right now and thinking about what the greatest doctor she is...she brought Madisyn into this world in 2006 and she made it the greatest experience...My baby girl Madisyn past away over a year ago and at times I pray that Dr Parks is watching over her....I can't fight back the tears sitting here in her office..love and miss ya...
Julie Nguyen
January 11, 2012
Happy New Year Dr Leslie, just thinking about you. Love Always, Shelia, Neko (peanut) and Taria.
Shelia Davis
December 27, 2011
Remembering Leslie today. I knew her from our teenage years at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church Youth Group in San Antonio. I remember her smile and laughter to this day. Our loss is heaven's gain.
Troy Pridgeon
September 18, 2011
My dear friend delivers Taryn - July 2007
Carrie Farnsworth
September 15, 2011
I have not visited Dr. Parks office since 2005....I have NEVER found another GYN as great as she....Even though I moved to Austin and have had another Dr. I ALWAYS told my mom and family how GREAT she was.....So today I finally decided I am going back to Dr. Parks....I do not care if I have to take off from work and drive 3 hours for my appointment she was the ONLY Dr. that I have felt comfortable with....friendly personality and very warm and welcoming....But then tonight while am attempting to find her so I can make the appointment.....I read that she has passed away.....I am deeply and truly sadden.....I pray for the family and her two beautiful children.... I see that she is truly loved and missed.... I am so blessed to have ever met her....
Danielle C
September 8, 2011
Sending birthday wishes to Heaven, Leslie and prayers to your family on this special day.
Dayna Gilmore
August 15, 2011
My heart still hurts.
Liesha
April 19, 2011
Dr. Parks you delivered Richard in 2004 right on New Years Day. You were there all night and I was not dilating. 8 hours later you came in with the biggest smile, happy as can be saying "it's time!" You came in at Midnight and wished us a very Happy New Years, your laugh filled the room and filled our hearts. Then in 2004 you delivered my precious baby girl. You ran in laughing and yelling " don't push, not even one breathe or she'll come out!" you were not just our doctor but family to us. They are grown now and my husband and I miss you dearly. I see your laughter every time I wish my son a happy birthday and happy new years. We miss you ..
April 19, 2011
Dr. Parks you delivered Richard in 2004 right on New Years Day. You were there all night and I was not dilating. 8 hours later you came in with the biggest smile, happy as can be saying "it's time!" You came in at Midnight and wished us a very Happy New Years, your laugh filled the room and filled our hearts. Then in 2004 you delivered my precious baby girl. You ran in laughing and yelling " don't push, not even one breathe or she'll come out!" you were not just our doctor but family to us. They are grown now and my husband and I miss you dearly. I see your laughter every time I wish my son a happy birthday and happy new years. We miss you ..
Angie Nguyen
April 7, 2011
Thinksing about you today when i go into the offive it is hard not to see your lovely face there. I still think theres a little part of you there though cause of dr everson..
tina robertson
April 6, 2011
Hey Lesley,
Just thinking about you today and all the great times we had together in Philly. I miss talking to you so much at our 7AM phone calls. You are always in my heart ad thoughts. Luv you and Miss you. Cheryl
Cheryl
February 18, 2011
I was just sitting here working on my computer when I received an email notification that another entry had been made in the Guest Book. My first entry was 12/2008. Of course I stop to immediately read how Dr. Parks has influenced yet another woman and her family. I can't get thru the message without a tear. I still think of Leslie often. I still smile when I think of her. To see that even after these few years, she is still in the hearts and memories of all that knew her warms my heart. We will never forget you. I hope and pray that her family and her children find some sort of comfort knowing that she was adored and loved by many. What an impact she made on all of those who knew her. I miss you Dr. Parks!
Brittany Chavez
February 16, 2011
Delivered by Dr. Parks on May 6,2008
jackie langwell
February 16, 2011
wow...believe it or not I just found out about Dr.Parks passing. It is so shocking and unforeseen. I could not have imagined that less than 6 months after she delivered my twins she would be gone. I remember she had just had her twins right before I met her. During my pregnancy I would grumble and complain, but she always said, "It's only gonna get worse." That would make me laugh. I feel so bad for her children and husband. I only hope these few years that have passed since her death have only brought wonderful memories to her husband. I hope that he has had the strength to carry on. I hope her twins are filled with memories by those that knew and loved her so they will always know who their mother was.
jackie langwell
February 14, 2011
You are missed dearly! You delivered both of my girls! You were so much more than a doctor; you were a friend.
T Powers
December 29, 2010
amaar&ayaan khan
December 27, 2010
Bryson to the left (who doc Parks delivered) and his brother Nash to the right.
I was just thinking about you today. you are dearly missed. you touch every single person that walked into your life. you delivered my little boy in 2006 and i had another in 2009 and was sad to hear you passed 2 days before i found out. i cried and cried. the second OB was still not as good as you. Love you..
R Lowe
December 26, 2010
You are missed so much!
Your smile and laugh!
It just doesn't seem like your gone!
We will see you again one day my friend!!
Linda Novak
December 24, 2010
I have shared some fun and fond memories of you with other Garner and MacArthur friends. Leslie, you will always be missed and always be a part of our lives. Love to you and your family always.
Kellie Fox
December 23, 2010
I have yet to find an OB as good as you were. you deleivered my son january 2005 and i had complications and you made me feel so calm and walked me through it. i have not had another child since and i believe it has alot to do with not trusting any other dostors. I remember you told me that if i wanted to stop gaining so much weight during my prenancy that i "needed to quit eating everything that went through my car window" lol i love you and miss you very much as well as your family does no doubt. thank you for the memories and the insperation. u are greatly missed
kelly nickerson
December 17, 2010
I miss you so much. I just received your beautiful children's pictures in the mail today. They are precious and look so much like you. I think of you often and miss our great laughs. I will never forget you and our friendship. I wish your family the most love that can be shared. Patti
Patti Shaw
December 14, 2010
Dr. Leslie Parks delivered my daughter on August 30, 2008.We also worked together she done rounds at the hospital I worked at being young i thought man this is going to be weird going back to work and having to see her there knowing she delivered my daughter. But Dr. Parks never made me feel uncomfortable she would pass me in the hall and ask how was the baby and I doing, never awkward. I was off the day her passing was announced at work my co- worker called me and i cried like a baby. I went to her service in the woodlands. I just know that she is a true angel and her kids are blessed to be able to call her mom. Dr. Parks you are missed!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!
chelsey
December 4, 2010
Miss you, my friend. In the craziness of preparing for the holidays, want nothing more than to see your smiling face and hear one of your crazy stories (and share one of mine). I miss you, Les! I know you will be watching out for me and my family as we travel to Michigan for Christmas. For that, I am sadly grateful! I love you bunches! Know that your kids are thriving and enjoying the time they get with your family! Merry christmas, my friend.

All my love,
Carrie Farnsworth
November 25, 2010
My sweet sister...Thinking of you today, and everyday, as we gathered together in rememberance of your beautiful life. I held your babies tight all day today for Thanksgiving and gave thanks to you for leaving us two of the greatest gifts. Their smiles, their laughter and their amazing love - you shine through both of them. We love you always and miss you more than words can say. Love, "Aunt Al"
November 18, 2010
Rachel L Horsfall born Sep 28, 2007 by Dr Leslie Parks
I just saw that dr Leslie passed away.. I am truely sorry she will be missed so much she helped me so much. she was my ob and after my lil girl was born she had to go to the NICU.. And Dr Leslie made me feel so much better she came in everyday she was in there to see how she was doing and to see how I was doing. I am going to miss her so much.

Thank you so much DR, LESLIE PARKS
Dawn L Horsfall
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Rachel L Horsfall - Sep 28, 2007
Dawn Horsfall
October 8, 2010
My dear friend,

I miss 'my' Leslie so much. That big laugh, total honesty, and amazing charisma are with me everyday. Your larger than life spirit is like no one I've ever known.

I am so grateful for the years we had together. You touch people in a way few ever do. You are such a dynamic personality and that will never change.

Like everyone, I'm doing the best I can to deal with the grief of not having you near or on the other end of the phone to laugh and share with. I accept life as it is, but we don't have to like it. I'm greedy and I wanted more time. I never really thought we wouldn't have it. We had plans. We had plans for our families. I am angry we won't have it the way we planned.

I love you and your family! I pray for them often. I know we all miss you and for me you are still so close. I can hear your voice and see you so easily. When you are on my mind I smile and remember lots of things and unique times with you!

Your friendship was special to me. I just can't believe we don't have more time. I feel robbed. We had so many more crazy adventures ahead. You're in my heart and with me everyday!

Your beautiful children have the greatest mother who loved them long before they were ever born. They are miracles and a living legacy of you and your loving spirit!

XO, Shannon
August 30, 2010
It was heartbreaking to learn of Dr Parks death today. Dr Parks delivered both of my daughters. The first was born 8/19/2006 and the second born 8/3/2006. She was always very compassionate and energetic. I remember her racing to the delivery room (while pregnant herself) telling me not to push yet!

I will keep her husband and beautiful children in my prayers. Rest in Peace Dr.Parks!
Ebony Murphy
August 12, 2010
Courtley McKellar
August 8, 2010
I am so very sad to have just learned of her passing, she was with me while trying to have my daughter and was the one to bring her into the world. I just got online tonight to get her info so I could come see her. (in hopes to have another child) I was not expecting to find this and am very heart broken. She will be so missed. What a wonderful soul she was. Michelle and Kevin Hall (baby Addison , 2005)
Michelle Hall
July 22, 2010
I just recently heard of Dr. Parks passing. I am deeply sadden. Dr.Parks and I worked together at Northwest Medical Center. She also delivered my son in 2006. I will greatly miss her. I can recall seeing Dr. Parks after having a miscarriage a year before, and she taking extra care and time to ensure that my pregnancy would go to term. She even picked the date my son would be born. I remember the first time we heard the baby's heart beat, I cried and she cried right along with me as she knew how hard it was for me to conceive; and how my husband and I desperately wanted to have a child. She was not only my OBGYN, she was my friend, and will be greatly missed.
Courtley McKellar
July 2, 2010
Dr. Parks we miss you, you deliver my son on 2005, thanks...Rest in peace
Maria Gonzalez
May 15, 2010
Dr. Parks you will be and are greatly missed.
Cindy Strom
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