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Brenda Maher Parten

Obituary for Brenda Maher Parten

October 15, 1947 - November 3, 2018
Leander, Texas | Age 71

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Brenda Maher Parten passed away on November 3, 2018 in Leander, Texas. Brenda was born on October 15, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Richard and Margaret (Donovan) Maher. She spent much of her childhood with her widowed mother and three siblings in Lubbock, Texas. She attended Christ the King Cathedral school and graduated from Monterey H.S. in 1966. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1970.

Brenda taught in Orange County, California, Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas for many years. She taught at all levels of elementary school and preschool. She also created crafts and jewelry under "Brenda's Designs" for several years.

Brenda loved arts and crafts from making plastic ornaments and jewelry to painting a mural on a long cement wall in the back yard. She could and did sew almost anything from dresses to a dinosaur mascot costume. Brenda loved listening to Irish music and celebrating her Irish heritage. She loved crossword puzzles, and really enjoyed meeting new people. She had a quick smile and compliment for everyone. She would talk to anyone.

Brenda was a member of St Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Lubbock, Texas for several years.

Brenda is survived by her husband of 47 years, Micheal Parten; son Brian and wife Ginger Parten of Burnet, Texas; a very special nephew, Mike Maher and wife Angela of Rowlett, Texas. She is also survived by her brother Micheal Maher and wife Joan of San Jose, California; her sister Dierdre Maher and husband Lou Bewersdorf of Encinitas, California; and sister-in-law Robin Maher of Austin, Texas; three beloved grandchildren: Cierra, Jesse and Dakota Parten of Burnet, Texas; nieces and nephews: Katherine, Daniel, and Brendan Maher of California; Mike, Joseph (Jack), and Margaret (Maggie) Maher of Texas; grand nieces and nephews: Aiden and Lucie Maher of Texas; numerous Donovan cousins and other friends and family.

Brenda was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret, father, Richard, brother, Patrick Maher, and sister-in-law, Christi Williams.

Services will be on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. John the Evangelist, 105 Hwy 1431 E., Marble Falls, Texas with Rev. Pedro Garcia-Ramirez officiating. A private interment at Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Texas will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 11:00 am.

Please make any memorial contributions to Catholic Family Services or the charity of your choice.

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