Information for Paul J. Parsons
10 March, 1915 - 19 December, 1995
The Idaho Press-Tribune

22 December, 1995

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Paul Parsons
    Paul J. Parsons, 80, of Boise, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1995, at the Boise First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 N. Liberty Rd., Boise, Idaho.  The Revs. Don Peterman and Jerry Cordell of the church will officiate.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Nampa, Idaho.  Arrangements are under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Chapel.
    Paul was born March 10, 1915, at Nampa, Idaho, a son of W. D. and Jennie M. Parsons.  He attended the Nazarene Grammar, High School, and Northwest Nazarene College.  He married Margaret G. Tuning on Sept. 15, 1940, at Caldwell, Idaho.  He was a member of Boise First Church of the Nazarene, the Adults in Action Group, served previously on the church board, was an usher, helped with the boys' junior department and various building programs.
    He was employed by A. P. Schmidt, a well driller, during his college years.  In 941 he and his wife moved to Hines, Oregon, where he worked for Edward Hines Lumber Company, returning to Boise in 1945 where he was employed with Idaho Power Company.  He retired in 1980 after 35 years of service.
    Paul enjoyed travel, photography, and music, playing the piano and organ.  He also collected and repaired antique clocks and watches.  He was a loving and gentle husband, father, foster father, grandfather and foster grandfather.  He will be grreatly missed by his family.
    Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Boise; a daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Tim Kinter of Boise; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and patty Parsons of Boise; a foster son, Don Rittenbach of Kalama, Washington; two granddaughters, Karyn Hoyt of Daly City, California, and Kellee Parsons of Boise; one grandson, Aaron Parsons of Boise; one great-granddaughter, Adia Hoyt Reid of Daly City, California; two foster granddaughters, Ann and Kay Rittenbach of Kalama, Washington, and a foster grandson, Dale Rittnebach also of Kalama, Washington; two brothers, Dan Parsons of Inverness, Florida, and Ralph Parsons of Nampa, Idaho; one sister, Margaret Koolhof of Nampa, Idaho, and several nieces and nephews.
    Paul was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, a so, Paul James Parsons, and a foster daughter, Shirley Ann Rittenbach.
    The family suggests that memorials be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 100 N. Liberty Rd., Boise, Idaho 83704 or to the W. D. and Jennie M. Parsons Scholarship Fund, c/o Northwest Nazarene College, Dewey at Holly Street, Nampa, Idaho 83686, in lieu of flowers.
    Casket will be closed at service.  Friends may view at Alden-Waggoner today, Dec. 22, until 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.


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