Inez Wheeler Parker, 91, of Springville, died peacefully Thursday, May 14, 1998, just 11 days after the death of her beloved husband of nearly 69 years.
She was born May 29, 1906 to Alma Young an Dorothy Mariah Stoker Wheeler, in Springville, Utah.She married Lindsay Charles Parker May 29, 1929 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Before their marriage she attended BYU for two years, obtaining her teaching certificate, and taught for three years in elementary schools in Benjamin and Springville.
After marriage, her life was primarily devoted to rearing her family and serving faithfully in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among other callings, she served for over thirty years in various capacities in the Primary organization of the Church, and was a faithful visiting teacher throughout her married life. In later years she found much joy and satisfaction in her twenty-five years as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple, where she labored with her husband until January of 1997.
She was an excellent, provident homemaker who was loved for her hospitality, kindness and generosity by family and friends alike. She had a good singing voice, loved good music throughout her life, and during her earlier years frequently sang in small vocal groups for funerals and other occasions.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda English of Provo and Mary (Thomas) Monson of Pleasant Grove; two sons, Donald (Janet) Parker and Jack (Janice) Parker, both of Springville; 26 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Wheeler of Springville and Marie Cranmer of Provo. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, David Alma Parker, who died in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Springville Center Street Chapel, 355 East Center. Friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, UT, or Tuesday morning one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
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