Richard Marvin Parrish, 81, of Meridian, died Wednesday,
September 24, 2014 at home of natural
Marvin was born November 21, 1932 in Aberdeen, Idaho, a son
of Richard (Dick) and Eva Parrish. He
graduated from Aberdeen High School. He
farmed in the Aberdeen area until 1968.
He married Barbara Varley in 1953 who preceded him in death in
1993. He married Ruth Horsch Gambill in
In 1972, he moved with his family to the Boise area. He worked for the State of Idaho, first as a
meat inspector trainer and then as the Animal Health Inspector. He retired in December of 1993.
Marvin was a lifetime farmer, first on his family’s farm
which he took over after graduating from high school. After leaving the farm he continued to raise
calves and horses. He participated in
activities with horses including the Aberdeen Boots and Saddle Club, Team
Penning and 4H leadership.
Marvin made friends with anyone he met. Marvin’s
family was the most important part of his life.
He taught many family members to ride horses. Family gatherings were great events in his
Survivors include wife, Ruth, sons, Richard and Mark
(Rebecca), daughter, Kathleen Clark (Gene), brother, Verne Parrish, sister,
Karen Norskog, step-children, Vince Gambill, Valarie Nichols (Clif), Lorie
Huskey (Randolph). Grandchildren
included Mark, Michael, Christopher, Barbara, Jodi, and Julie. Jared, Matthew, Noah, Dustin, Jessie and Dale
also called him Grandpa. His survivors
also include 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Effie Lamoreux ,
Jeanette Tarbet, Gwen O’Brien, and brother, Even Parrish. His extended family and many friends will
miss his influence in their lives.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Monday, September 29
at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Boise.
Graveside services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, September 30 at the
Aberdeen, Idaho Cemetery. Friends may
call at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 28th from 5:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m.