Thursday, June 13, 2024

John W. Parish


John passed away peacefully on April 28, 2024 at his mountain home he built and cherished overlooking the Icicle Valley. 

John was born February 3, 1933 to Donald and Jesse Parish in Elmwood Nebraska. John attended all 12 years of his education in Elmwood with the same 12 students in the same school building!

He then joined the Air Force to serve our country. After completing his service of 4 years he went to school and became a lineman. John retired from Puget Sound Power after a long career in 1994. 

In 1973 John purchased property in Leavenworth. He built a cabin on the ridge and over the years constructed a beautiful home from the cabin beginnings. His mountain home was the love of his life and is full of great memories for all. 

John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sarah and his children: Kathy Parish, Jim Parish, Robert Parish, Kimberly Montgomery and step daughter Toni Jones. He has many grandchildren and great grandchildren that love their Grandpa. 

John had 4 siblings and is survived by his brother Ralph Parish and his sister Ginni Boss. There are many nieces and nephews who will miss Uncle John. 

A memorial celebration of a life well lived will be held June 22 at 2pm at his home at 7900 Mountain Home Rd here in Leavenworth. 

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Friends of the Leavenworth Library, PO Box 308, Leavenworth WA 98826 or Alzheimer's Association,