John Atwell Parry
NAMPA — Funeral services for John Atwell Parry, 71, of 911
Eighth Ave. S., who died Sunday at his home following an
extended illness, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
at the Nampa L.D.S. Stake Center, with Bishop Thomas Deppe
Interment will follow at
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, with services and interment
under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
Friends may call at the Alsip Chapel on Tuesday, and on
Wednesday until noon.
Mr. Parry was
born Nov. 8, 1900, at Ogden, Utah. He began work with the
Amalgamated Sugar Company in 1918, working during campaigns
only. He joined the mechanical force as an oiler, and
advanced to head welder and mechanic. In 1942, he was
transferred to Nampa, for the construction of the Nampa
Amalgamated plant. He retired in 1966, following 39
years of service to the company.
Parry was married to Virginia McEntire, on September 4,
1924, at Ogden, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized at
the Idaho Falls L.D.S. Temple.
Parry was a member of the Nampa Sixth Ward, Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was an elder in the
Nampa Sixth Ward, serving as secretary of the Elder's
Quorum, until his illness.
years, he had served as president of the local union of the
He is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Virginia Parry, of Nampa; two sons, Atwell Junior
Parry, of Melba, and Delbert M. Parry, of Nampa; two
sisters, Mrs. George L. (Vera) Taylor of Ogden, Utah, and
Mrs. John T. (Jean) Walker, also of Ogden; and by nine
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, one grandchild, and
contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society,
or flowers may be sent.