Information for John Atwell Parry
8 November, 1900 - 8 October, 1972
The Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1972

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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 officiating.
    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.
    Mr. 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.
    Mr. 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.
    In past years, he had served as president of the local union of the sugar company.
    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 one great-grandchild.
    Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, or flowers may be sent.



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