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Mildred Sophie Parker

Obituary for Mildred Sophie Parker

December 7, 1916 - November 6, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 100


Mildred Sophie Parker, born December 7, 1916, died November 5, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 100. Mildred was born in Pflugerville, Texas to Albert and Sophie Sakewitz Pfluger.

She attended schools in Pflugerville and continued her education at Texas Lutheran College and Southwest Texas, now Texas State University in San Marcos, and graduated with a degree in education. Mildred taught school for several years at Fulmore Junior High School in Austin prior to her marriage in 1947 to Ned Parker. Following Ned's graduation from the University of Texas, they moved to Wichita Falls where he worked for Texas Utilities, now Energy Future Holdings. Their daughter, Cindy was born there in 1951. In 1954, Texas Utilities transferred Ned to Fort Worth where Mildred taught first grade for many years until her retirement. In 1985, Mildred and Ned moved to Austin to be with their family and friends. She was a faithful member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas and enjoyed her church quilting group, her Bible Study, gardening, baking, and being with her two grandsons, family and friends.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years in 2015, her parents, her sisters, Ella Pfennig, Nora Pfluger, Pearl Krienke, Edith Hodges and brothers, George Pfluger and Willard Pfluger.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Michael Marks of Austin; grandsons, Jeffrey Parker Marks and his wife Brandee of Houston and Jonathan Michael Marks of Dallas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family of Mildred Parker wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Buckner Villas for the loving care provided to Mildred in her final years and to Hospice Austin for her final care.

A private burial will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pflugerville, TX.

A memorial service will be held Monday, November 13th at 2:00 p.m. at St Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 West 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin's Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, Hospice Austin or to a charity of your choice.

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