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Barbara Parker Owens


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Barbara Parker Owens

Tallahassee - Barbara Parker Owens, age 73, died at home on Monday, May 14, 2018, after a long illness. She was born on September 23 1944, to Jesse and Dorothea Parker, and was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. She graduated from Leon High School in 1962 and from FSU in 1966, with a degree in Accounting. In her long career she had worked as an auditor at FAMU, then in the construction business with her brother George Parker, and finally with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as an administrator for the Beaches & Mines Funding Assistance Program. She had recently retired from that agency after being there for over 30 years. She had also been a co-owner of Passport Travel which was in business in the late 90s.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her late husband William (Bill) Owens, and her two brothers, Charles Wilson Parker and George Carlton Parker. She is survived by her son Jesse Robb Parker, her sister in law Janet Parker, her niece Erin Parker, her nephew Jesse Parker, four stepchildren, and many other relatives.

Viewing will be on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Bevis Funeral Home on John Knox Road from six to eight o'clock p.m. The service will be held at Bevis on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., with burial afterward. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Big Bend Cares. Susie Mozolic of Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements. (www.bevisfh.com 850-385-2193)
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on May 18, 2018
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