V. Pearl Oaks

V. Pearl Oaks, age 95, a long time resident of Colorado Springs passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Winslow Court. She was a retired Elementary Education Teacher.

Virginia Pearl Parkhurst was born on June 17, 1916 in Brewster, Nebraska to John Jefferson and Rosa Elizabeth (Kilpatrick) Parkhurst. She was a 1933 graduate of Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colorado then attended Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana. She graduated from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. She married Henry “Milton” Oaks on November 16, 1936. She taught in Belmont, Mississippi; Alamosa, Colorado; Midland Elementary and Widefield Elementary locally, but will be best known for her many years at Lincoln Elementary School in Colorado Springs.

She is survived by her loving children: Helen Foster, Quay Oaks (husband, Charles Jones), Milton “Harold” (wife, Anne) Oaks, and Robert Oaks, all of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by five wonderful grandchildren: Randy Foster, Vicki Sandoval, Jennifer Oaks, Scott Oaks, and Garret Oaks. She has eight great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sisters: Goldie Pilcher of Syracuse, Indiana; Mildred Ratliff of Rocky Ford, Colorado; and Helen Hennig of Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Mr. Oaks passed away in 2007. Pearl was preceded in death by a sister: Gladys Davis, a brother: Harold Parkhurst, son-in-law: Ken Foster, a grandson: Edward Foster, a granddaughter: Kristi Oaks, and a great grandson: Raymond Carson.

Mrs. Oaks was a longstanding member of the Vista Grande Church of God. She enjoyed for many years, crafting, traveling with her husband in their RV, and playing various games. She will be best remembered for her love of family.

A Memorial Service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Vista Grande Church of God, 4870 Flintridge Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918. She will be inurned privately at the Shrine of Remembrance’s Rose Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the church or to the Odyssey Hospice Foundation, 717 N. Harwood, Suite 1500, Dallas, Texas 75201.

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