Carolyn Jeanette FANSLER PARVIN Enid News and Eagle
Enid, Garfield Co., OK
March 4, 2010 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Service for Carolyn Jeanette (Fansler) Parvin, 75-year-old Weatherford, Okla., resident will be 1 p.m. in "The Chapel" of Lockstone Funeral Home on Saturday, March 6, 2010, with Brother Barry Retherford and Brother Aaron Whitfield officiating. Graveside service will be 3:45 p.m. in Parvin Cemetery, east of Okeene, next to her husband of 49 years under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home, Weatherford. Carolyn was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Oakwood, Okla., to Ralph Fansler, a farmer, and Alma Ruth (Spain), a school teacher, and passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at her home in Weatherford, Okla.
In 1936 her family moved south of Thomas to the Sugar Loaf Mound place. In 1944 the family, now increased by two brothers, moved to a farm approximately five miles east of Fay in Blaine County where a sister was born. After graduating from Watonga High School in 1952, she obtained a clerical job in the County Agent Office.
In 1952 she married Leonard D. Parvin, a farmer-rancher from the Hitchcock area and with her background in farming, easily transitioned to assume an important role in the farming operation. She later transferred to the Blaine County Treasurer's office and subsequently became the chief assistant to the County Treasurer. When he later retired she assumed his position and was re-elected two times before she retired. She was known for instituting policies that solved many taxpayers' problems during trying financial times. Carolyn held offices in the Oklahoma Treasurer's Association and was the president in 1983.
After her retirement as county treasurer in 1989, with 37 years of service, she, with her husband, continued to grow wheat and raise beef livestock. In addition they sold equipment for hay baling (Vermeer brand) and water wells. They bred and showed prize Belgium Blue cattle and also bred and raised Brangus cattle. Carolyn was elected secretary-treasurer of the Belgium Blue Association the same year her husband was elected the president. They also provided cattle to the local 4-H and FFA chapters for the larger shows at Tulsa and Kansas City. These cattle won many prizes. In later life she turned back to the faith of her youth and became a member of True Followers of Christ, later known as the Church of the First Born, which gave her much comfort and contentment. She always felt the Lord had looked upon her and her husband with much mercy and bestowed many blessings upon them.
She leaves as survivors her brothers, Dr. Kevin Fansler with his wife Sherry from Havre de Grace, Md., and Dr. Arlyn R. Fansler with his wife Linda from Weatherford, Okla.; and sister, Ruth Ann with her husband William Dysart from Weatherford, Okla. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Wendell Smith of Texas; sisters-in-law, Edna Wight from Weatherford and Edith Young from Watonga, Okla. Nieces are Traci McDougall with husband Tye of Forney, Texas, Sarah Dysart of Norman, Okla., Zoya Fansler of Arlington, Va., Kira Zemanick with husband Brian of Sterling, Va., June Holland of Irving, Texas, Anita Randolph of Jefferson City, Mo., and Debra Wolf of Heartland, Wis. Nephews are Brett Fansler of Sand Springs, Okla., Matthew Fansler of Weatherford, Okla., Cass Dysart of Norman, Okla., and Larry Smith of Three Rivers, Texas. Her grandnieces and grandnephews are Shantel Wagner, Caitlin Wagner, Kiley McDougall and Brian Zemanick Jr.
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