Nancy Jane Parks
August 9, 1932 – December 22, 2020
Nancy Jane Parks of Houston went to be with Our Lord on December 22, 2020.
She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa on August 9, 1932 and graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1953. Following her graduation, she married Rex G. Parks, relocated to Texas and began her career as a dietitian. After several moves in Texas, due to Rex’s service in the Air Force, they settled in Houston where Nancy put aside her career to raise her two daughters. In 1979, Nancy took a position with the City of Hunter’s Creek Village, where she was a resident, and was promoted to city secretary where she served for 26 years. Nancy was a very active member of the community and always believed in giving back and helping others. Following her retirement, she became a member of The Exchange Club of Memorial Houston where she volunteered to assist special needs children. She served several terms as a Commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission for Hunter’s Creek. She was a member of the Common Thread Circle where she sewed heart pillows for cancer and surgical patients confined in the hospital. As an avid reader, Nancy thoroughly enjoyed her volunteer work at the Spring Branch Memorial Library assisting with book donations and serving several terms as a Board Member of the Friends of the Spring Branch Memorial Library.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel Rich Winter and Daniel Ludwig Winter of Mt. Pleasant Iowa, her husband of 49 years, Rex G. Parks of Houston and her brother Daniel Winter and his wife Dorothy of Wooster, Ohio.
Nancy is Survived by her daughter Holly G. Parks and her husband John Higgins of Katy, Tx, daughter Sherri Lynn Parks of Austin, Tx and grand-daughters Melody Lynn Parks of Houston and Carly Patricia Neelley of College Station.
Due to COVID, a memorial service will not be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s name to the Friends of Spring Branch Memorial Library, https://www.friendsofsbml.org/, Common Thread Circle of Memorial, http://www.thecommonthreadcircle.org/, or a charity of your choice.
Nancy Jane Parks
January 6, 2021
Wishing the family and friends of Nancy Parks our condolences and sending our love to her daughter Sherri Parks.
HHSC State of Texas
January 3, 2021
A Poem Written by Sherri Parks - May 7, 1976 (Age 11)
My mother is sweet.
She is part of me.
She will let me do nice things and she will make me do my work.
She will let me go outside.
My mother gives me nice things.
She might make me do some work and wash the dog, but I don't care cause she's the best.
January 3, 2021
Mom always had a smile and a heart for everyone. We sorely miss her. We are comforted in the fact that she has been reunited with Rex and precious others on Christmas Day. This photo was taken recently in the past few months. Love you mother, always.
December 30, 2020
Dear Sherri, Holly and the entire family...
The Kasparik families are praying for you during Nancy’s transition to heaven to be with our Lord. We share such fond memories with your family of Nancy and Rex in our idyllic Hunters Creek neighborhood. The impromptu gatherings in the Knetch’s front lawn, the Halloween carnivals at the Kipple’s, the go-cart rides and Christmas Eve parties. Your mother was always a part of the fun, always cooking wonderful dishes and participating in the spontaneous, crazy fun. We are truly blessed to have had Nancy in our lives, she was the most lovely, giving, and thoughtful woman. She will be truly missed. God bless all that are mourning her loss.
Katy Kasparik-Stoll (Kurt, Garrett and Danielle Stoll)
Mary Kasparik-Evans (Lee Evans)