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Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home

123 Newlin Street, Port Lavaca, TX

OBITUARY

Beverly Jo Parker

November 21, 1935August 27, 2020
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Beverly Jo Parker, 84, of Port Lavaca passed away at her home with family beside her on August 27, 2020. She was born to Robert and Vivian Broderick on November 21, 1935 in Crawford, Indiana. She came to Texas with her mother, Vivian, and stepfather, Charlie Deckard. She finished high school in the Dallas area before following them to Port Lavaca. She worked as a carhop, her favorite, and a waitress in most of the cafes in town from 1954 to 1978. It was while working as a carhop at the Red Barn, a drive-in located approximately where Buc-ee’s now stands. It was there that her husband saw her at work and told his friend, “I’m going to marry that girl". There were married on May 26, 1954. She finished her working years at the Busy Bee on Austin Street working for Mr. & Mrs. Barnett. She is survived by her sons, Charles Parker (Rebecca) and James Parker (Dorothy); sisters, Bobby Ayres and Betty Rich; and brothers, Richard Broderick. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur Parker; son, Arthur Parker Jr.; brothers Robert (Bob) and Dennis Deckard; and mother Vivian Kuppatt, father Robert Broderick, step fathers Charlie Deckard and Willie Kuppatt. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 1-2 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home with funeral services following at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Broderick, Father (deceased)
  • Vivian White Broderick, Mother (deceased)
  • Charlie Deckard, Step-Father (deceased)
  • Willie Kuppatt, Step-Father (deceased)
  • Arthur Parker, Husband (deceased)
  • Arthur Parker, Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Charles Parker (Rebecca), Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • James Parker (Dorothy), Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Bobby Ayres, Sister
  • Betty Rich, Sister
  • Richard Broderick, Brother
  • Robert "Bob" Deckard, Brother (deceased)
  • Dennis Deckard, Brother (deceased)

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Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Memories

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James and Dorothy Parker

September 1, 2020

We will miss you Mom. You were always there for us. You will never be forgotten. You were the best mom ever.

FROM THE FAMILY

Beverly was born to Vivian and Robert Broderick on November 21, 1935.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Big Sisters - Barbara (right) and Betty (left) were always close by the baby girl of the family - Beverly. The sisters remained close throughout her life. She had three younger brothers, Robert and Richard Broderick and later in life Dennis Deckard.

FROM THE FAMILY

She enjoyed a happy childhood

FROM THE FAMILY

growing from a cute tomboy

FROM THE FAMILY

into a lovely young woman.

FROM THE FAMILY

She came to Port Lavaca when she was 17 years old with her mom, Vivian, and stepfather Charlie Deckard. She got a job working as a car hop at the Red Barn, which was located at the corner of Hwy 35 and 87.

FROM THE FAMILY

It was there that she met the love of her life, Arthur Parker

FROM THE FAMILY

He saw her working and told his friend, "See that girl, I'm going to marry her." He got a date with her and from then on she was "His Beverly."

FROM THE FAMILY

Beverly was born to Vivian and Robert Broderick on November 21, 1935.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Big Sisters - Barbara (right) and Betty (left) were always close by the baby girl of the family - Beverly. The sisters remained close throughout her life. She had three younger brothers, Robert and Richard Broderick and later in life Dennis Deckard.

FROM THE FAMILY

She enjoyed a happy childhood

FROM THE FAMILY

growing from a cute tomboy

FROM THE FAMILY

into a lovely young woman.

FROM THE FAMILY

She came to Port Lavaca when she was 17 years old with her mom, Vivian, and stepfather Charlie Deckard. She got a job working as a car hop at the Red Barn, which was located at the corner of Hwy 35 and 87.

FROM THE FAMILY

It was there that she met the love of her life, Arthur Parker

FROM THE FAMILY

He saw her working and told his friend, "See that girl, I'm going to marry her." He got a date with her and from then on she was "His Beverly."

FROM THE FAMILY

They eloped to Rockport after a short courtship.

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