The memorial service for my cousin, Jackie Parsley, 42, will be Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 am at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
A reception will be held following the service.
Private committal of ashes will be at a later date.
Jackie was born April 11, 1971 in Fargo, ND to James and Anna (Bordt) Parsley. She attended school in Kindred, graduating from Kindred High School in 1989. She went on to attend North Dakota State, and was part of two national Bison women’s basketball championship teams. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from NDSU and a master’s degree from Valley City State in education. She carried her love for basketball over to the next generation. Jackie was the head girl’s basketball coach for several high school in North Dakota and Minnesota. She finished her coaching career at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville.
She is survived by three sisters, Deb (Paul) Arnason, Grand Forks, ND, Geraldene (Rob) Bodin, Medina, ND, and Jenelle (Bart) Hughes, Colorado Springs, Co. Jackie was also survived by a plentitude of extended family to include nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She also had close friends spreading from Fargo to Milwaukee that will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents.