Obituary: Annie Myerscough Parker

Annie Myerscough Parker
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Annie Myerscough Parker

November 18, 2020

Annie Myerscough Parker (aka Lovie) passed away November 18, 2020, at her home in Basalt, Colorado from natural causes, attributed to a long-term heart condition. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Annie’s infectious humor, laugh, wit and grace will always be remembered. Annie was born in March 1938, in Bristol, England to Richard Myerscough and Beryl Joan Leeder Brown Myerscough.

She survived World War II; at the age of 9 years old, she and her family moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where she lived until she finished University. She was very athletic growing up and had a love of sports.

From there, she had many adventures traveling the world until she moved to Aspen, here, she met Jay Parker, who was then working as a lift operator at Buttermilk before there was a dress code (he had no shirt on).

Annie and Jay were married at the Community Church in 1968. 1970, Jacqueline Anne Parker was born in Aspen.

In 1971 Jay, Annie and Jackie moved to Old Snowmass. In September 1972, Colin Parker was born, In January 1973 their home burned down and baby Colin passed away in the fire.

1974, BABY BOY, Alexander Jay Parker (Alec) was born. Jay, Annie, and family lived on a ranch owned by the Christensen family, raising sheep, horses, chickens, cows, pet deer, cats, dogs, and goats.

Annie loved to garden and take care of all her animals. Annie was famous for great cooking, and happily, made the best breakfasts for Jackie, Alec, (her grandchildren), and all of their friends. Annie and Jay divorced in 1980, but they remained friends for life.

Annie moved to Grand Junction, San Diego, and then back to Snowmass Village. There, she became the court clerk for Snowmass Village for many years and was “The Town Greeter!” She moved back to South Africa in the mid-’90s to take care of her mother then back to the USA when her grandchildren were born.

She resided in Basalt, Colorado where she lived out her remaining years. Annie loved spending time with her 3 grandchildren, and they loved being at “Nana’s.” She had a very adventurous life full of lots of love, laughter, travel, heartache, family, and witty humor. She was very happy giving her time back to the community by volunteering for the senior lunches and the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.

Annie was preceded in death by her son Colin Parker, father Richard Myerscough, brother Jonny Myerscough, and mother Beryl Myerscough. She is survived by her daughter Jackie Parker, son Alec Parker and her grandchildren, Lars and Analise Skoric (Jackie Parker and Ivan Skoric), and Bailey Parker ( Alec and Mindy Parker), her sister in London, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of her life (party) in the Spring of 2021 when the weather is warm and we can all be outside. In lieu of flowers or donations, please remember Annie by performing and enjoying any type of community service. We will publish the service details. For now, “Charge your glasses” and big toast all over the world for Annie Myerscough Parker; LOVIE!