Dr. William “Bill” Bart ParrishPosted on Feb 24, 2014 | 25 comments
FAMILIES ARE FOREVER
This gospel truth gives the families of William “Bill” Bart Parrish, Catherine Evette Ross Parrish, Keegan Field Parrish, and Liam Bart Parrish tremendous hope. On February 22, 2014 together they returned to their Heavenly Father. Their remaining two children Ian (serving an LDS mission in South Dakota) and Jensen (currently serving an LDS ASL in the Vancouver, Wa. mission) are comforted by the knowledge that they will one day be united with their mother, father and younger brothers.
Dr. William “Bill” Bart Parrish, was born June 15, 1966 in Pocatello, Idaho; the only son of the late Bart Parrish and Becky Parrish Robinson.
Bill attended school at Hawthorne Jr. High and Highland High School. He was involved in sports and student government and made many lifelong friends. Bill attended Ricks College on a full ride Basketball scholarship. He also attended Brigham Young University, Idaho State University, and Creighton University. He was a natural leader. He used that ability to lead others to greatness.
Bill held numerous leadership positions. He served an LDS Mission in the New York, New York mission, was actively involved in the Lions Club, and the LDS church, and served in the Bishopric and Young Men’s Presidency of the Highland Stake 1st ward. Bill was a dentist on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps. Bill’s father in law, said of him “Bill is a worthy priesthood holder he led his family perfectly, he saw the “good” in everyone.” From the time Bill was very young he was driven to excel. He expected a lot of himself and was always obedient. Those who knew Bill, knew him to be an example of Christ like behavior.
Bill was fun loving and his laughter was infectious. He was happiest in the presence of his sweet wife Ross, his eternal companion. They complimented each other. Bill found tremendous joy in his children. He deserves every praise and more that will be spoken of him.
Bill is survived by his grandfather Bill Matthew, mother, Becky Parrish Robinson, his step-father, Bill Robinson, his sisters Michelle Pincock, Kristi Curtis, Carri Curtis, his brother’s in-law, Ferron Pincock, Brad Curtis and Brian Curtis his many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Our lives do not begin and end here, though your deaths were tragic and unexpected, your lives are testimony to the fact that our existence is but a hiccup in eternity. Families are forever Bill, Ross, Keegan, and Liam we are grateful to have known, loved, and learned from you we look forward to rejoining you in eternity. Your family legacy lives on in Jensen and Ian.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 28, at the LDS Young Single Adult West Stake Center, adjacent to the Idaho State University, Steven’s Performing Arts Center at 1701 Bartz Drive. A viewing will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 at that same location from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and again on Friday morning from 10-11 am. The doors will then be closed for a private family viewing from 11 am to 12 noon when services will then start.
There will be a nursery provided.
Interment will follow at Mountain View cemetery, section 51 West, Row 24.
Family and friends are invited to come celebrate the life of this remarkable family.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S 4th Ave, Pocatello, ID. or online at www.colonial-funeralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers if desired. Donations may be made to The Chubbuck Lions Club, 230 Parrish Lane Chubbuck, ID 83202, or The LDS Church General Mission Fund via online at http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/missionary/