OBITUARY

Geneva Parker

March 20, 1939October 26, 2021

Geneva Ann Parker, 82, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother was called home to glory this Tuesday, October 26th, 2021. Born in Alice, Texas on March 20, 1939, Geneva was the eldest of the five children of Vernie Frederick and June Evelyn Swartz. In her youth, Neva was a stand-out with her beautiful smile and a charming gaze that won the hearts and admiration of her classmates. An avid lover of holidays at home, her decorations later enchanted her children and friends and made the warmth of every homecoming something special. A mainstay at the First State Bank of Burnet throughout much of her adult life, Geneva worked as a teller, a bookkeeper, and assisting others with their prized possessions in the safe-deposit-box area. For a time, you may have even found a special ring or a beautiful necklace at Geneva’s Jewelry, her little shop on the square in Burnet. But her real gems were the loves of her life – her children and grandchildren who knew her home as the center of a world where front doors remained unlocked, and the sweet hum of a favorite old hymn always greeted you in the kitchen. Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, her four siblings Margaret Jeanette Swartz, Vernie Frederick “Fred” Swartz, Richard Walton Swartz, Ronald Eugene Swartz, her first husband Clyde S. Greenlees, Jr., husband Jan D. Parker, grandson Aubrey Clayton Fariss, and sons-in-law Kirk Tatum, Edward Fariss, and Matt Counts. She is survived by her children and their spouses – Julie Fariss Boyd and husband Larry, Amy Jo Counts, Samuel Corey Greenlees and wife Linnie, Lori Ann Forman and husband Jeff, and Bonnie Merlee Rodriguez and husband Roland. She was dearly loved by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Ryan Kirk Tatum, Jessica Joanne Rodriguez, Michael Edward Fariss, Haley Victoria Rivera, Jordan Leigh Utsey, Barbara Mattison “Mattie” Counts, Samantha Tess Greenlees, Peyton Lane Utsey, Campbell Joseph Greenlees, Daniel Kirk Tatum, Geneva Denise Tatum, Quincy Jesus Rodriguez, Autymn Lilly Rodriguez, Dakota Elliott Ortiz, and Easton Alexander Ortiz. A memorial service honoring her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the First Baptist Church of Burnet.

Care has been entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ClementsWilcoxBurnet.com for the Parker family.

  • FAMILY

  • Julie Fariss Boyd (Larry), Daughter
  • Amy Jo Counts, Daughter
  • Samuel Corey Greenlees (Linnie), Son
  • Lori Ann Forman (Jeff), Daughter
  • Bonnie Merlee Rodriguez (Roland), Daughter
  • She is survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren Ryan Kirk Tatum, Jessica Joanne Rodriguez, Michael Edward Fariss, Haley Victoria Rivera, Jordan Leigh Utsey, Barbara Mattison "Mattie" Counts, Samantha Tess Greenlees, Peyton Lane Utsey, Campbell Joseph Greenlees, Daniel Kirk Tatum, Geneva Denise Tatum, Quincy Jesus Rodriguez, Autymn Lilly Rodriguez, Dakota Elliott Ortiz, and Easton Alexander Ortiz.


    Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings Margaret Jeanette Swartz, Vernie Frederick "Fred" Swartz, Richard Walton Swartz, Ronald Eugene Swartz, her first husband Clyde S. Greenlees, Jr., husband Jan D. Parker, grandson Aubrey Clayton Fariss, and sons-in-law Kirk tatum, Edward Fariss, and Matt Counts.

Services

  • Memorial Service First Baptist Church in Burnet

    Saturday, November 6, 2021

Memories

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Jack & Cissy Butler

November 3, 2021

To the family of Geneva, we pray that the Lord is comforting you in your time of sorry. Though we haven't seen you in awhile, we have fond memories of knowing you.
Love, Jack and Cissy

Brent Dollar

October 29, 2021

When my parents and I moved to Burnet back in the late 1970s, Geneva was one of the first people to reach out to us and make us feel so welcome. I will always remember and cherish her warmth and kindness, and she was a geniunely lovely person. Sending our love and prayers to her entire family, including her children Amy, Julie, Sam, Lori and Bonnie.

Earline Zimmerman

October 29, 2021

I was blessed to work with Geneva for several years and a more kind person could not be found. Geneva always had a smile for you no matter what. She will definitely be missed.

Dee Wills

October 29, 2021

Sweet, sweet Geneva. I had the pleasure of working with her and a sweeter lady couldn't be found. My daughter, Laura. was sort of her extended family being friends with Bonnie from the minute we moved here. Rest in peace, Geneva. You will be missed and always remembered in a most loving way.

Deborah Page

October 28, 2021

I am so sad to hear of Geneva’s passing. She was such a sweetheart and a joy to work with. She loved her family immensely. Prayers of comfort to the family.

Donna & Ronnie Helms

October 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Geneva's family during this trying time. I hope her soul will rest in peace now that she has been reunited with Jan in Heaven. Although I didn't know Geneva as well as I knew Jan, I knew her to be a very sweet woman who was loved by all who knew her.

Julie & Steve Ebeling

October 28, 2021

We are so sorry to learn of Geneva's passing.... Although we didn't know her personally, we do know that she raised some wonderfully, sweet girls! Thinking of you all and keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY