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Cecil Paul Parrish
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Birth: May 24, 1902
Taylor County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1983
Coconino County
Arizona, USA

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday April 14, 1983 p. 4

Final Rites For Paul Parrish, 80, Held In Bedford

Funeral services for Cecil Paul Parrish, 80, of Glendale, Calif. and Gravity, Iowa, were held April 9 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, officiated by Rev. Carl Cummings with Fraternal Honors presented by Taylor Lodge No. 156 A. F. & A. M. Mr. Parrish died April 4, 1983 in Flagstaff, Arizona. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Paul Parrish, son of William M. Parrish and Minnie Eighmy Parrish, was born north of Bedford, Iowa May 24, 1902. He grew to maturity in the Bedford area where he attended the public school and the Methodist Church.

He was graduated from Bedford High School in 1921. For several years he was employed by the B & Q Railroad Company. He served as Taylor County Deputy Sheriff during the time his father, William M. Parrish, was Sheriff of Taylor County.

On June 5, 1930 he was united in marriage to Ruth King of Barton, Iowa. They were married in Cheyenne, Wyoming where she had been teaching school. Two children, James Paul and Martha Jane, were born to bless their home and to share their love.

They lived in Bedford where Paul operated the Phillips Service Station until they purchased and moved to the farm east of Gravity, Iowa in the mid 1930ís. The farm was a fulfillment of his childhood dream that some day he would follow this occupation.

In addition to his farm operation he served as Taylor County Representative in the Iowa State Legislature in the mid 1940ís, faithfully and well.

He was a long time member of the United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Bedford Chapter # 228; Taylor Lodge #156 A. F. & A. M.; Royal Arch Masons #68 Moila Shrine Temple, St. Joseph, Missouri. He served on the Board of the Taylor County Historical Society and was very much interested in helping this become a reality.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister who died in infancy.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ruth of the home; son, James, and his wife, Carole, of Glendale, Calif.; daughter, Martha, and her husband, Larry Ford of Glendale, Calif.; grandchildren: David, Timothy and Keith Ford, Cynthia Parrish Hancock and Susan Parrish; three sisters, Alice and her husband, Horton Talley, Ruth Buchanan and Eulah Cobb; a brother, Dean Parrish, and his wife, Marie; other relatives and many many friends.

His family and friends will remember him as a kind and considerate loved one and he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Family links: 
  William M Parrish (1871 - 1962)
  Minnie Olive Eighmy Parrish (1876 - 1916)
  Ruth Madeline King Parrish (1900 - 1988)
  James Paul Parrish (1931 - 2015)*
  James Paul Parrish (1931 - 2015)*
  Infant Daughter Parrish (1901 - 1901)*
  Cecil Paul Parrish (1902 - 1983)
  Alice Adele Parrish Talley (1904 - 2001)*
  Eulah Ethel Parrish Cobb (1909 - 2003)*
  Dean William Parrish (1913 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Taylor County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Del Huggins
Record added: Jan 29, 2007
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Cecil Paul Parrish
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Cecil Paul Parrish
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