Laura Sue Park, 66, of Amarillo, TX passed away on October 31, 2021.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, November 4, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Greg Corona officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Laura Sue Park was the first child born to Billy Gordon and Patsy Jewel and came into this world on July 17, 1955. Laura was received into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 31, 2021. The apple of her Daddy’s eye, Laura was always Daddy’s baby girl. All of us get to celebrate together Laura’s ultimate final and complete healing and reunion with momma and daddy.
Laura was preceded in death by both parents – Bill and Pat.
Laura is survived by her brother, David and wife Pam Park; sisters, Sarah Pearse and partner Vicki Pearse, and Amy and husband Brian Kennedy.
Laura leaves behind a long list of loved nieces and nephews – Nikki Bausman, Blake and wife Lydia Park, Joee Bausman and husband Eric Davis, Emily and husband Titus Custer, Audra and husband Reagan Lucia, Lauren Bausman and Samantha Kennedy and Zach Kennedy and two great-nieces Hannah and Sophia.
Laura’s nieces and nephews all knew Laura as a loving aunt always having a kind and loving word for each of them; never forgetting a birthday, celebration or special time in each of their own lives.
A native of Amarillo, Laura attended Lawndale and Paramount Elementary, Bonham Junior High, and graduated as a proud Tascosa Rebel class of 1974. Laura also attended and graduated from Amarillo College. Laura lived and worked in Albuquerque, NM; Newton, KS; Schaumburg, IL and finally came back to and settled in Ft. Worth, TX – working the entire time for the Santa Fe and BNSF railroads until her retirement.
Laura was a gifted musician as a child and gave all her brother and sisters a great example to follow in her footsteps – while none were really ever as accomplished as Laura.
Laura leaves her memories behind with dear friends, neighbors, and family. Memories such as love for her many pets over the years, contagious laughs, wildly colored hair, fancy nails always to be accompanied with kind words and sincere thoughts of love being shared.
Laura leaves behind a family and many friends that together all ask you to help Laura celebrate today her ultimate homecoming with her Lord.
14 Replies to “Laura Sue Park”
I knew her as an avid reader with a smile that lit up a room and a kind word for everyone. She will be missed by many. My condolences.
Rest in Heaven Ms Laura. May the sweetness of your smile, your kind words and wonderful memories continue to live on in your family and friends. You’ll be greatly missed.
Laura Sue was such a kind and loving person and so much fun
to be around. I first worked with her over the phone between
the Ft. Worth and Amarillo offices, then continuing through the
times in Schaumburg and Ft. Worth. RIP Miss Laura Sue
I worked with Laura for many years. She brought laughter and smiles to everyone she worked with
I am absolutely heartbroken by this, I met Laura several years ago at a author event. One of my first and she was a “included “ her sweet disposition, her amazing smile, her southern charm, We became family at author events, and then away from them. Sometimes her mobility issues did not allow her to enjoy the outside of our insulated book cons but we managed a couple of times to have transportation and escape, one of my favorite memories our adventures is beignets in New Orleans and CC and Patrick’s wedding in San Diego. The world is a lot sadder without her amazing smile and heart. Love you Laura ❤️ Prayers for her family and other friends on her loss🙏
I first met Laura in Newton also worked with her in Kansas City, Schaumburg, and a short time in Forth Worth. She was a pleasurer to be around My wife and I have several fond memories spending time with Laura mostly in Schaumburg, Ill.
Met Laura on a quilting hop many years ago. Enjoyed the bus ride with her and Gina. My prayers are with the Parks family during this time.
I met Laura at a number of reader cons and she always wore a smile. Such beautiful positivity and attitude. I’ll miss seeing her and getting a hug. Love and light to her friends and family. She won’t be forgotten.
Laura could brighten any room by just being there. I worked with Laura at BNSF for quite a few years. She could always make me laugh. Rest In Peace beautiful
I worked with Laura for many years and we enjoyed many theater outings in Chicago! She was great co-worker and friend. RIP
My sincere sympathy on Laura’s passing. I worked with Laura in one capacity or another for most of her career and have nothing but fond memories. She was very good at what she did, and brought much “personality” to every position she held. Her smiles, positive attitude and zest for life were inspirational to many, many folks over the years. I’ll miss her friendship and her zany outlook. Good Bless, Miss Laura, you leave us having touched so many lives!
A kind and loving woman
Condolences to the Park family. They were good friends of Len and I. We watched and enjoyed your loving family over the years. Hugs to each of you as you celebrate the life of Laura.
Memories of a fun loving person and a great train dispatcher. You will surely be missed.
J. M. (Jim) Standifer