Obituary of County Monaghan descendant and dedicated Ireland researcher MAUREEN CROMIE PARKER:
"Eva Maureen Parker, a resident of Fair Oaks Ranch died peaceful in her home, with both her husband and daughter at her side, on January 29, 2005. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend. Maureen was born in Toronto, Ontario Canada on September 18, 1945. She is the daughter of Alice Naomi Hulton and the late "Wally" William Wallace Cromie. She grew-up in Cooksville and attended T.L. Kennedy High school in Mississauga, Ontario.
"Maureen meet her husband Ronald Parker 27 years ago in Canada were they begin their life long love affair. They were married on September 8, 1984 and moved to Chicago later that year. In 1995 they moved to Texas and bought a home in Fair Oaks Ranch area. Maureen is survived by her husband; daughter Colleen Elizabeth; son Daniel Patrick Kruitz and his wife "Tami" Tamara Suzanne and granddaughter Sheridan Elizabeth of Chicago and her mother, Alice, sister, Marilyn Jean Smith and brother Brain Wallace Cromie of Canada.
"Maureen had many hobbies and interests but the one that was at the front, was doing extensive genealogy research of her families history. This was her real passion.
"The family wishes to thank the many friends for their love and support during Maureen's illness. The Memorial Service for Maureen will be on Thursday, February 3, at 10:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Boerne, with Pastor Barbara Galloway Edgar, Officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a Memorial Contribution to Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at 7979 Wurzbach, San Antonio TX. 78229 or charity of your choice."
[Published in the San Antonio Express-News 2/1/2005.]
Maureen's County Monaghan ancestors included her great-grandparents James CROMIE and Jane Eliza BAILEY who attended Frankford Presbyterian Church in Muckno parish near Castleblayney. You'll see Maureen's name on various genealogy forums and message boards as she researched her family over the years. She generously shared her copy of the Frankford Presbyterian Church records with all who asked her to search for names and dates.
All of those who knew Maureen will miss her as a kind and sincere person with whom we would like to have shared family history for many more years.
Annie Hadden Crenshaw -- a descendant of Calvins/Colvins of Creevlea near Stonebridge, Clones parish, County Monaghan.