Wilber W. Parker, 77, passed away May 12, 2008. Survived by his wife and sweetheart of 55 years, Birdie Parker; children, Kathleen (Rick) Carley, Kevin (Sherry) Parker, Kristeen (Dan) Parker-Hess and Karen Parker; siblings, Shirley (John) Huff, Harrold (Lucille) Parker and Dale (Polly) Parker; grandchildren, Steven (Debbie) Parker, Aaron Lynch, Preston Wolfe, Kevin (Jennifer) Parker II, Salisha Lynch, Thomas Cummings, Daphinie Massaro, Cassandra 'Cassi' Carley, Rebekah Massaro, Jonathon McDonald, Alice Jaffe, Arianna Carley and Kyle Parker; 13 great-grandchildren; and his miniature horse, Prince. Preceded in death by his granddaughter, Pattina 'Tina' Wolfe; and brothers, Ronald and Lester. Wilber was born to Wray and Carrie Parker on Aug. 27, 1930, in Nora, Nebr. He received a Silver Star and a Purple Heart while serving his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for C.F.&I. as a shipping clerk and was the owner of Parker Pools and Spas. Wilber loved trains and tractors but most of all, he loved his family. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Knights of Columbus # 12020 and Seniors and Retirees of Pueblo West. Rosary, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2008, concluding with Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team. A luncheon reception will follow. Services held at St. Pius X Parish, 3130 Morris. Private burial at Swallows Cemetery on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Apostle Church Building Fund, through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Aunt Birdie and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Wibur’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I will be thinking about you during this difficult time and sending my heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

  2. Aunt Birdy~
    My deepest sympathy and condolences to you. I will always remember the little things like the way his eyes would twinkle when he was teasing. He will be missed.
    Blessings on you.

  3. We were very sad to hear about Wilber’s passing. I worked for Wilber two seperate times, and he was always very patient with me, even at times that maybe he shouldn’t have been. He was a very nice man whom I’ve looked up to for many years. I know that my son Robbie adored him. Wilber and Birdie were just like grandparents to Robbie and I know that Robbie misses him dearly. I know that Wilber has been welcomed into heaven and has probably already started working on God’s new swimming pool. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  4. Dear Aunt Birdie and family,
    Dewayne and I were very sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Wilber. He was a very special man and had a very kind and gentle spirit.
    Jennifer and Amanda asked that we let you know that they were sorry to hear about Uncle Wilber and that they are thinking about you as well.
    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very tough time in your life and in all the days ahead of you.
    God Bless all of you,
    Dewayne, Ellen, Jennifer and Amanda

  5. So very sorry to hear of Wilber’s passing. It was so unexpected – he seemed so well the last time we had breakfast last October. He will be GREATLY missed. I loved to hear his stories when we met for breakfast – he had such a happy spirit and always good things to say. Family you will be in my prayers for I know that empty hole in your hearts Wilber left is huge. I love you and pray God’s comfort and strength for you. Love Diana

  6. We will miss you very much. You are a great brother wich I will remember many memories about very often and wil join you later along with the rest of our family.

  7. Dearest Birdie and Karen,
    We are so sorry about Wilber’s death. He was such a sweet man and we shall miss him. He’s been a wonderful neighbor these many years.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Joy and Carl Vining

  8. Birdie and family, I was so sorry to hear about Wilber. We tried to get there for the services, but couldn’t work it out. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We love you and know God will keep you in His hands. Sincerely, Velma

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