Jaculyn Carpenter Parry Monday, June 1, 1936 - Saturday, March 25, 2017
Jaculyn Carpenter Parry, wife of Dr. Peter Vaughan Parry of Newtown Square, formerly of Media and Drexel Hill, was surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 25, 2017 when she went to be with Jesus, her Saviour and Lord. Born in Berwyn, Illinois on June 1st, 1936, Jackie was the daughter of the late Lewis Jacques Carpenter and Charlotte L. Augustinus Carpenter. Jackie spent seven years of her childhood in Panama while her father, Jack, engineered the creation of the Panama Canal locks. She graduated from Ballston Lake High School in upstate New York and later attended Houghton College. She met Peter Vaughan Parry, a medical student at Columbia Presbyterian, after she had completed nursing school in 1961 and was working at Babies Hospital as a pediatric nurse. They were married by her brother-in-law, the late Reverend George A. Isley III in Charlton, NY on March 10th, 1962 and ultimately settled in the Philadelphia area. They spent 55 wonderful years together. From this union four children were born, David Vaughan, Jonathan Carpenter, Elizabeth Anne, and Mark Lewis. Jackie was a devoted mother and loving grandmother who absolutely adored children with whom she shared her faith. Serving as a Kids Joy and Camp Little Bear volunteer was one of her greatest pleasures. She made a lasting impression on many young minds. She was a faithful servant of God, was very involved in the Church of the Saviour and loved singing in the choir for more than 30 years which included several performances annually at Christmas with orchestra in which many outsiders attended. Some of the choir members were included on Church tour trips and sang in various Churches in Europe as well as in Israel. They also joined other choirs on two occasions at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Jackie had a light around her to whom everyone was drawn. She had a smile that could brighten even the darkest days. She loved to laugh and enjoyed every moment spent with her seven grandchildren. Jackie was an avid shopper who loved to travel and especially take their annual vacations on Marco Island, Florida. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lewis Jacques Carpenter Jr. and Paul Augustinus Carpenter. Jackie is survived by her husband Dr. Peter Parry, her sister Carol Jean Isley, her brother Roland Bruce Carpenter, her children: David Vaughan (Christine Alt), Jonathan Carpenter (Mikie Galvin), Elizabeth Anne, and Mark Lewis, and also her beloved grandchildren, to whom she was affectionately known as “Dockey”: Edward John “EJ” Swager, David “Max” Vaughan, Samuel Grant, Luke Breckenridge, Olivia Meredith, Alex Vaughn and Erin James. She also leaves behind devoted extended family members and many nieces and nephews who loved their “Aunt Jackie” dearly, and many close friends. A Celebration of Life to honor the light and love Jackie brought to all of us will be held at the Church of the Saviour in Wayne, PA on Saturday, April 22nd at 11:00 AM . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Saviour, 651 N. Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA 19087, indicating Children’s Ministry Progams/Jaculyn Parry noted in the memo line. Frank C. Videon, Broomall.