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Audrey Clair Parker 1933 - 2010

Audrey Clair Parker

Audrey Clair Parker

Audrey Clair Parker, 76, passed away quietly July 17, 2010 in Camp Verde, Arizona.

Audrey was born in Camp Verde September 10, 1933 to Aubrey and “Toots” Tompkins and lived there her entire life. She was the fourth generation of several pioneer families that settled in the area.

Growing up as a child, she spent her summers at her grandparent’s ranch, The “Flower Pot Ranch” doing the things she loved best: riding horses, hiking the hills, and swimming in Cienega Creek.

She loved her family, her long time friends and the way of life in a small town. She was many things to many people: a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was dearly loved by all who knew her. Audrey’s house was always open. She was always ready to serve you food and drink.

She was a western artist and many cherish her artwork. Audrey was a great cowgirl and helped her husband, Billy Port Parker work their cattle operation. She was secretary of the Clear Creek Cemetery for many years, and a charter member of a woman’s riding group “The Saddlebags.” First and foremost, she was always there to lend a helping hand to all of her family and friends. Her home was the gathering place for many wonderful family celebrations.

Audrey is survived by her husband of 58 years; Billy Port Parker, her daughter Tani (Bill) Armstrong, her son Clay (Rhonda) Parker, four grandchildren: Kristi Parker Mulcaire, Lisa Parker Oothoudt, Rainee Armstrong, Chase Armstrong, and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Virginia Blevins and her brother Frank Tompkins.

No services will be held to honor Audrey’s request.

Information provided by survivors.

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