Arlene G. Parks Artist, teacher

January 24, 1991

A memorial service for Arlene G. Parks, an artist and teacher who specialized in ceramic pottery and sculpture, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave.

Mrs. Parks, who had homes in Cockeysville and on Abaco Island in the Bahamas, died Jan. 11 of leukemia at the Bahamas home. She was 60.

From the late 1950s until about two years ago, she taught sculpture and pottery in the Baltimore County Adult Education Program. She also taught at the College of the Bahamas and, as a young woman, in Baltimore County schools.

A native of Harrisburg, Pa., who was reared in Baltimore, the former Arlene Marie Garverich was a graduate of Western High School.

She held a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Maryland Institute, a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a master of fine arts degree from the Antioch College branch in Columbia.

Mrs. Parks was a member of the National League of American Pen Women.

Her husband, H. Emslie Parks, a Towson lawyer, is a former president of the Baltimore County school board.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Douglas Parks of Southbury, Conn.; two daughters, Cinda Kabik of Humblestown, Pa., and Donna Wilner of Woodbine; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to St. Bartholomew's Church or to the Johns Hopkins Hospital c/o Dr. C. Lockard Conley.

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