June 6, 1927 ~ September 27, 2010

Born in: Brooklyn, NY,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

JUNE MORSE PARKER ASHEVILLE – June Morse Parker passed away at her home Monday, September 27th, 2010. She was born June 6, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Glen Rock N.J. at an early age. June is predeceased by her parents: Donald Cushing Morse & Vivian Eunice Mills Morse. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Clarence Parker; her sister, Eunice Morse, Arden, and her children, Richard Condo and wife Sandra (of England), grandchildren, Nathaniel, Rebecca and Samuel Condo; daughter, Karen King-Smith, husband Roger Smith (of Asheville), grandchildren, Rachel King, Adam and Haley Smith. Son, Donald Condo (of PA.), grandchild, Dylan Condo; cousin, Barbara Bruhn; nephews: David Botting (Mary), Douglas Botting & Eric Botting; and Parker in-laws: Frankie, George (Hilda), Ruth, Barbara Ann, Peggy (Hollis), & Ailene. June grew up in Glen Rock, NJ., graduated from Ridgewood High School and from Colby Junior College in NH. She spent many years of her life in Newtown Square, PA, and summers in West Yarmouth, Cape Cod with her family. June worked at Sears & Roebuck in Asheville for 28 years, and belonged to the Sears Retirement Club. She joined the Emma United Methodist Church, church choir, and was active in the United Methodist Women's group. She taught the "Good News" Sunday school class. She joined her husband Clarence as a member of the Asheville Lions Club. June was also active in the Biltmore Home Extension Club. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. David Warren officiating. Interment will follow at Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sardis Road. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Emma United Methodist Church, PO Box 6921, Asheville, NC, 28816.

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  1. Clarence, Rick, Karen, Don, and extended family,

    I pray that our grieving will be short, and quickly replaced with all of the great memories that we have of your wife \ Mother, my favorite Aunt June.

    Every time I went to the Asheville Mall growing up, my first stop was the Sears Catalog Department to see Aunt June and get a hug. It started with the top of my head fitting just under her chin and lasted all the way until the top of her head fit just under my chin.

    June was classy, compassionate, and above all, very strong in her Christian faith.

    While we are left to mourn our loss, I have no doubt that she’s finally feeling good again and experiencing the awe and wonder of being in heaven. God did not take her away from us. He called her home to heal her and is embracing her with unimaginable love at this very moment and all moments ahead.

    Without June, I never would have known so many people that I love today. Clarence, Rick and Sandra, Karen and Roger, Don, and all of the grandchildren, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    It was a privilege to have June Morse Parker in my life.



  3. Parker:

    Sorry to hear about your wife passing away. I know you will miss her, but God had a better place for her. She will not have to hurt or suffer anymore. May God watch over you and your love ones at this time.


  4. Dear Clarence and Family,
    I was so shocked to see the memorial in the newspaper today for June. I will never forget our last time together at the Lions Fall Convention, June sent me a picture she had taken of Earl and me. We alway enjoyed our friendship with both of you.
    As we share in your sorrow that with prayers through this you will sense the Lord comforting your heart, holding your hand, and bringing an assurance of His love.
    Our Deepest Sympathy,

  5. Karen & family;
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. I feel sure she is dancing & singing in heaven with Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. I pray you will feel His loving comfort during this time.

  6. Clarence,
    I’m sorry for your loss . Bless you for your strong presence ,which I’m sure was a real comfort for June before & during the painful transition for both of you.I’m here for you.

  7. All my love to all the family. I was so glad I got the chance to see June and visit with her last week. It will always be a special memory for me.My prayers to the family. Sincerely,Jane Allen

  8. Clarence,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. June was a special person and will be missed by all.

    Pete & Marsha Honeycutt

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you Clarence. I know you have a long and painful road ahead of you without your beloved June. But I know in whom I serve and have my faith in that God will see you through this journey. Just lean on him and your family, especially your friends for support. I know you have many. Since I have joined the West Asheville Lions Club and have got to know you and June we have been blessed with memories that not even death can take away. My prayer for you is that you take time rest and get back on your feet. I know this has been hard on you seeing a loved one sick. Just think on where June is now. She’s home with her heavenly father. No more pain and suffering. One day all of us will be there with her.We Love You Judy Taylor

  10. Dear Karen, Roger, and Family: Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Cherish all the wonderful memories. My best, Richard Smith

  11. Clarence and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have many fond memories from my days at Emma Church. I hope the good memories will soon replace the sad ones. God be with you.

  12. Dear Clarence,
    Marion Paulson e-mailed me this morning to tell me of June’s passing. Ralph and I enjoyed meeting you two when Marion was visiting last year. June was such a friendly, upbeat person. Marion had many tales of Colby Junior. I hope your memories will help you in this difficult time.
    Gen Grundy

  13. Dear Karen, Roger and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mother. She was such a beautiful and vivacious person.
    Please know my sincere sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. There is nothing in the world like our Mothers, so keep the wonderful memories close to your heart as I do.
    Love to all.
    Myra Ramsey

  14. I used to work at Sears where I knew June. I always enjoyed talking to her and was sorry to read about this. My condolences go to her family.

  15. So sorry to here about your loss may God be with you in your time of need. June was a great person and God must have needed her to do even more wonderful things now. You are in our thoughts and prayers June will be missed by everyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting her.

  16. I had the pleasure of working with June at Sears, She had a wonderful smile and a real joville personality. She will truly be missed, So Sorry for your loss of this wonderful Woman.

  17. June,
    What a special lady!! I will surely miss your trips to pa in the summer. I promise to take care of Don, he is my best friend. RIP.It was an honor to be your friend.

  18. To Clarence, Eunice, Richard, Karen, Donald and extended family, all of whom June lovingly told me about through the many years we kept in touch since college days at Colby Jr. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time. June was a lovely, steadfast and loyal friend. I shall miss her laughter and cheerful personality. I will always cherish the times we spent together.
    My sincere sympathy.

  19. My thoughts are with you all for the loss of this lovely lady, wife and Mother. I am truly blessed to have known her and called her my friend.


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