Katy Funeral Home


Doris Maurine Parsons

August 29, 1925October 6, 2020

Doris M. Parsons, 95, of Katy, Texas, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Doris was born on August 29, 1925 in Berryton, KS, to Edna and Maurice Spear. She graduated from Berryton High School and attended Sterling College where she met and married John (Bill) Parsons in 1948. They lived most of their lives in Pine Bluffs, WY where she loved her community by sharing meals, homemade cinnamon rolls, fresh garden vegetables, time, and talents. She had a personal walk with God and was a faithful member of Crossroads Community Church for 69 years, where she served in multiple roles. Doris and Bill also invested about ten years planting the Cheyenne Hills Church, serving wherever needed.

Doris leaves behind her faithful husband of seventy-two years, Bill Parsons, and three children, Dave and wife Jeaneane (Pine Bluffs, WY), Karen and husband Doug (Katy, TX), and Dan and wife Jenel (Pine, CO), as well as seven grandchildren: Krista and husband Bryce with great-granddaughter Nora (Fort Worth, TX), Mark and wife Christina (St Louis, MO), Elisa (Katy, TX), Drew and wife Allison (Houston, TX), Katrina and husband Andrew (Midland, TX), Natasha and husband Danny (Thornton, CO), and Chad (Lakewood, CO). She was preceded in death by her brother Francis Spear, husband to Joan (Wichita, KS), and is survived by brothers Gene and wife Ruth (Olathe, KS), Irvin and wife Joan (Merritt Island, FL), and Howard and wife Doris (Shelton, WA).

Doris was a faithful wife and loving mother. She graciously welcomed guests to her home, helped the hurting, cultivated gardens and flower beds, and sang beautifully. She had unmatched patience for untangling knots, fixing broken toys, and pitting cherries. She always had a listening ear, a compassionate spirit, and a readiness to help wherever needs arose. Her homemade pies and cinnamon rolls were eagerly anticipated by friends and grandchildren.

A virtual memorial service is planned for Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 11am Central Daylight Time.

We are especially grateful to the many precious family, friends, and neighbors who loved her well by preparing meals, sending cards and letters, and making phone calls.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Doris’ name to Samaritan’s Purse.


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Dee White

October 12, 2020

I always remember how much fun it was to go to visit Aunt Doris. We always had so much fun with our cousins. She always met us at the door with a big smile and had fixed something special for us to eat. Once we went up for a visit and she had fixed a special dinner and she seemed especially tickled about it. She told us that the meat she prepared was rabbit. She just didn’t want my sister to find out because she was so fond of rabbits and probably wouldn’t eat it. She was so funny trying to keep that secret from my sister until after we ate. She did tell her and my sister was totally disgusted by the fact that we were eating rabbit.

Kenneth Jones

October 12, 2020

I will add to the memories from the Jones' family, as I follow my sister in this memory. First of all it is always sad to lose such a wonderful and awesome lady, however, it is with joy that we know heaven gained a wonderful and awesome angel. Having grown up in Pine Bluffs, WY, attended Pine Bluffs schools (where Bill was my Science and Math teacher), and attended, what then was know as Pine Bluffs Baptist Church, I knew Doris well. I spent quite a few hours at their house, having Mr. Parsons help me with science or math homework and also just visiting as their house was always open to us "kids". As a side light, when I was a junior and senior in high school, I had too (and the term is "had too") accompany Doris playing the trombone (which I wasn't very good at) when she sang "O Holy Night" at Christmas Eve service. Even though this is a time of sadness, let me stay that Doris was an inspiration then, and even now. Her passing has brought back many many fond and happy memories. Since Judi and I are highly involved with "Operation Christmas Child" here in Mesa, AZ, we will make a donation locally in Doris' name. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Janis Jones Galloway

October 12, 2020

I grew up knowing Doris and her family ... she was a awesome Christian lady; a dear friend to my family, especially my mother. She always sang Oh Holy Night at Christmastime and I always think of her when I hear that song. AND, she made awesome cherry pie, which is my favorite. Any time I would visit my parents she'd bring us a cherry pie! She was loved and will be missed by so many, but we have the assurance that we will see her again one day!


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