Georgia Lorene <I>Kelley</I> Parish

Georgia Lorene Kelley Parish

Texola, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 11 Jan 2010 (aged 78)
Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, USA
Burial Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 48155951 · View Source
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Georgia Lorene Parish, 78, of Wichita Falls, died Monday, January 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM. A family visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. Services will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM, at Faith Village Church of Christ, with Minister Charlie Thomason officiating. Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park, under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Parish was born January 25, 1931 in Texola, Oklahoma, to the late George Hamill and Lorene (Pennington) Kelley. She graduated from high school in Delhi, Oklahoma in 1948. She entered Midwestern University in Wichita Falls. After earning both bachelor and masters degrees from Midwestern, she attended Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas to complete Library Certification. She taught English and business subjects in the high schools in Samnorwood, Texas and Briscoe, Texas before returning to Wichita Falls. In Wichita Falls, she taught 21 years at Sam Houston Elementary and was librarian at Ben Franklin Elementary for 11 years before retiring from public schools. She then worked at Midwestern University as a supervisor for student teachers for ten years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Texas State Teacher's Association, and the National Education Association.

She and Leon Parish were married in August 1950 at Bridgeport, Texas. Mrs. Parish was an active member of Faith Village Church of Christ until her death. She served in several capacities throughout the years, and ended active service as a librarian for the church.

She is survived by her husband, Leon;
daughter Dianne Parish Wales Browning and her husband Floyd of Wichita Falls;
two sisters, Bobbye Jones of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Joyce Harrison and her husband Bill of Glendora, California; grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorials can be given to the Faith Village Church Library or Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Tributes can be made to Mrs. Parish at

Family written obituary was submitted to funeral home to be published on their online site and in the W.F. Times & Record News on Wed Jan 10, 2010

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