Phyllis Pardee

phyllis pardee

February 8, 1935 ~ April 13, 2022

Born in: Houston, Texas
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Phyllis Pardee passed away on April 13th, 2022 in College Station Texas. Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation at 5pm Thursday, April 21, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan. There will be a prayer service at 6:30pm followed by the Rosary. Private interment will take place at the Aggie Field of Honor in College Station. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station.

Phyllis was born on February 8th, 1935 in Houston Texas, and was the oldest child of Margaret and Verne Perryman. She is survived by her five children, and 12 grandchildren: Steven and his son Trevor; Judee, her husband Bruce and their three children Sarah, Elizabeth and Jacob; Anne; Susan, her husband Scott, and their five children, Matthew, Kelly, Madeline, Caroline and Chase; Ted, his wife Elizabeth and their three children, Ellie, Payton and Luke. Phyllis is preceded in death by her beloved husband of more than 56 years, John Perry (Jack) Pardee.

Phyllis attended Texas Christian University, and married her husband Jack in 1957, and joined him in Southern California where the family lived until 1971, where the family moved from Los Angeles to Northern Virginia, settling in Oakton. In 1973, the family moved to Orlando for a year before moving on to Lake Forest Illinois. Jack’s career then took the family back to Northern Virginia, settling into their new home in Middleburg VA. Phyllis loved Northern Virginia, and the home they had there, known as Hawks Hill. Jack’s career would take the family back to California, where they moved to La Jolla California in 1981, but it was only a short stay, ultimately returning to Texas, moving to Midland in 1982. Jack’s career returned to football, moving the family to Houston, where the family made their home from 1983-1995. After a brief move to Birmingham Alabama, Phyllis and Jack settled on their Ranch in Gause Texas, known as Hawks Hill Ranch. Upon Jacks death, Phyllis moved to College Station where she was lovingly cared for by daughter Anne.

Phyllis was a kind, loving and gentle mother, who loved all of her children and grandchildren. Her grandchildren brought her great pride, and happiness, and she always enjoyed her time with them. Known as Nana, she built a strong family that traversed the United States in support of her husband’s career, all while being focused on raising her children in a faith based, Roman Catholic household. She was fearless in her ability to pack up a home, and move across country, always up for the adventure with her husband Jack. Nana will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Visitation: April 21, 2022 5:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Prayer Service: April 21, 2022 6:30 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Rosary: April 21, 2022 7:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


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  1. Annie you and your family are in my prayers during this time of loss. May your Mom be in the arms of the Lord and perpetual light shine upon her. God’s blessings be with you.

    Your friend
    Carmel Almaraz

  2. Dear Family of Phyllis,
    We are Sister Elaine and Sister Jeanie Hagedorn sending our deepest sympathy to you on the death of your dear mother and grandmother. We are first cousins of your dad Jack, and have happy childhood memories of the years with our Pardee cousins out on our grandparents’ farm in Iowa. Later, as adults on vacation, our family visited your folks in California when you five children were still young. We know how devoted your mom and dad were to each other and to each of you. Besides enjoying following Jack’s football career, we were also inspired by how important faith was to both of your parents. Now as you send your mother home to God, we believe she is being welcomed to her eternal home by your dear Dad and especially by the God she so loved for 87 years. We pray for each of you in your loss, confident that your folks continue to watch over you with great love. Our special thanks to Judee for keeping in touch with our family and to Anne who was so good to your mother in her final years. She loved ALL of you dearly. Since we don’t know how to contact most of you personally, we hope this message of sympathy reaches each of you as we speak for all of your Pardee cousins ~ in Iowa and beyond. Judee has our email. If you would like to connect with the rest of your big family through our ” Pardee Time” newsletter we would be delighted. ALL of us are sending you our thoughts sympathy, prayers and support!
    Love and peace,
    Srs. Jeanie and Elaine Hagedorn, chm
    Des Moines, Iowa

  3. To Phyllis’ family,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy and prayers to all of you. It was nice to see all the photos of Phyllis & Jack. Take care and know that I am thinking of you.
    Jan Ludwig, one of your Iowa cousins

  4. To the Family of Jack and Phyllis: I am another the Pardee Cousins. You probably don’t remember me, but I was at your Dad’s service. I want you to know that I am very sorry for your loss, and that I am thinking of you. Since I have no way to contact each of you, please accept this note of sympathy to include the entire family. You are all in my prayers.

    Doris Holt
    Durango, Colorado

  5. Phyllis’ Family
    I am Joyce Pardee Knutsen, I me your mom in 1957 when she and Jack were “courting”….I had gone to Bryan for a summer job and was staying with my Uncle Earl and Aunt LaMeda…Your mom was so very kind to me and such a thoughtful nice person. She and Jack showed me around, took me places and were so much fun….
    I am very saddened by your mom’s passing.
    My heartfelt prayers and love.
    Cousin, Joyce

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