Spencer Welsh Parsons
Spencer Welsh Parsons
  • April 25, 1930 - January 17, 2018
  • Texas

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Spencer W. Parsons passed away from natural causes at the age of 87 in Houston, Texas on the 17th day of January, 2018. Spencer was born on the 25th of April, 1930 in Wichita, Kansas to Clarence Parsons and Helen Welsh Parsons. Spencer was an Associate Professor of Architecture at Rice University. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, a Certificat d'Etudes from the Sorbonne and a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Spencer received the National Defense Service Medal from the U.S. Army.

Spencer married Monique CAMY in Paris in 1956. The family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts where Spencer attended the Graduate School of Design and worked as an architect. In 1969, Spencer and family moved to Houston, where he enjoyed teaching at Rice University for 44 years. Spencer is survived by his brother, Allen Parsons, brother Clarence Parsons and his wife Sue Parsons; and three children; Sylvie Parsons, Marc Parsons, Paul Parsons and his wife Claire Gastambide along with granddaughter Stella Parsons. Spencer is preceded in death by his wife Monique Parsons.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on January 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Glenwood Cemetery Houston, Texas 77007. In lieu of flowers the family ask that contributions be sent to Doctors without Borders as an honorarium. Condolences may be sent to 4414 Nenana Drive, Houston, TX 77035.

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