Bertha Mae Franzetti Parker

June 24, 1926October 30, 2012

DENISON- Bertha Mae Franzetti Parker, 86 passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Beacon Hill, Denison, TX. Family night will be Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Bratcher Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard St., Denison, TX.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, 14501 North IH35, Pflugerville, TX 78660.

Bertha was born on Thursday, June 24, 1926 to John and Olivia Franzetti in Austin, TX. She married the love of her life, L.M. “Ace” Parker on June 24, 1946. They were married for 64 wonderful years, she graduated from Austin High School, Austin, TX.

Pallbearers will be Stengel Parker, Chance Fulfer, Dustin Bolin, John Hubbard, Ray Puckett, Tommy Davis, Chad Taylor and Blake Puckett. Honorary pallbearer Trey Wattinger.

She is survived by her son John and wife Rebecca of Denison; daughter Terri Bolin and husband Dale of Austin; two sisters, Theresa Puckett of Dallas and Virginia “Sugie” Wattinger of Austin; six grandchildren, Chad and Rachel Taylor, Courtney Barker, Chance Fulfer, Chris and Erin Standard, Stengel Parker, Dustin Bolin; four great grandchildren Pierce Barker, Parker and Hudson Taylor, Keegan Bolin.

Bertha is preceded in death by her loving husband “Ace” Parker and daughter Vicki Fulfer.

Personal condolences may be sent to

Bertha was a very loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She was very proud of her family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Denison Education Foundation.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Graveside Saturday, November 3, 2012

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November 7, 2012

John and Family, you are also in my thoughts and prayers. I had not heard this news until I opened up the Burleson Star today. My heart is heavy. Your Mom and Dad were "one of a kind" great people. Hugs Kathleen Rushing Graves Gardner

Ruth Turner

November 2, 2012

To the loving family of Bertha,
How I have missed and will continue to miss my special Bertha-Mae and the wonderful fun times we had during the many years with Burleson ISD and after retirement. My heart and prayers go out to you for your loss.

November 1, 2012

John and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our love,
Lila and Lee Glazener
Burleson Texas


November 1, 2012

For my friend Bertha Mae

Nancy Payne

November 1, 2012

Bertha was a wonderful addition to the Burleson ISD Family. This is where I enjoyed her love for people and to see what a wonderful lady she was. I am keeping John and his family in my prayers. Bertha was a bright light in my life and she will be missed. She made footprints on my heart that will last forever. Love you !

Reba Holmes

November 1, 2012

Praying for the Parker and Bolin Families for the Lord to wrap His loving arms around you during this difficult time and bring you peace and comfort. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom/Grandmother - she was an awesome woman and will be remembered by many.


Chance Fulfer

November 1, 2012

"Words cannot express the love I have for my grandmother. Her unconditional love is an understatement. She is the most beautiful person inside and out I have ever known. Just the sight of her made me feel the warmth of what love and life is all about. She will live on in my heart each and everyday and I'm so thankful that she was my grandma." I love you Memaw, your grandson, Chance

October 31, 2012

I can't believe my best friend is gone- I loved her dearly- will remember all the great times we had over the last 30 years- all the trips we took, including football games and softball games- Even tho' we hadn't seen each other since we both moved,she has / and always will be in my heart!
Love ya' Betha Mae!