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Information for Marion Edna Smalley Phariss
25 December 1911 - 29 September 1993
Obituary from the Idaho Press-Tribune
1 October 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Marion Phariss

     Marion Edna Phariss, 82, of Parma, died Wednesday, September 29, 1993, due to injuries sustained in a train/automobile accident near Parma.  Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 1993, at the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, Parma. Dr. Ralph Marshall of Caldwell will officiate.  A private family graveside service at the Lower Boise Cemetery, Parma, will precede the memorial service.  Arrangements are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell-Parma.
    Marion was born December 25, 1911, at Denver, Colorado, the daughter of David and Edna Smalley.  She married Irvin Phariss January 12, 1935, in San Bernardino, CA. She worked as a nurse until graduating from L.A. State with a degree in Special Education in 1960.  She and her husband moved to Parma in 1962.  She taught in Parma and Roswell from 1962 to 1976.
    She was an active member of the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, Parma, Delta Kappa Gamma, D.A.R., and the Blazer Horse Association.
    She is survived by a brother, Dick Smalley of Goleta, CA; a daughter, Edna Bisby of Parma; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Judie Phariss of-Caldwell; a granddaughter, Michelle Phariss of Pocatello; a grandson and his wife, Todd and Margo Phariss of Moscow; and numerous other relatives.
    She will be missed by the many people who loved her and by the people whose lives she touched.
    The family suggests memorials be made to the Blind National Federation of Idaho, 1301 S. Capital Blvd., Boise, ID 83702; the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Bates, Parma, ID 83660; or your favorite charity.



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