Priscilla June Parrish

Jun 13, 1942 – Jul 15, 2017

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Priscilla Parrish died Saturday, July 15th after a five month struggle with cancer in her home in Renton, Washington. She is survived by her husband Ronald Parrish, and their children, Karin, Dawn and Lori. 


She was born in Stewarts Point in 1942 and later transplanted to Washington in 1969. Priscilla belonged to the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, a Native tribe composed of not much more than one hundred members. Priscilla was an irreplaceable part of her heritage as one of the last fluent speakers of her tribe's language. With her passing, a unique part of human society goes with her.


In her youth, she was a woman with a sense of style, great dignity and beauty. She injected a dash of color to the drab world around her. In her elder years, she was a doting and nurturing presence to her nine grandchildren. Although she has left us due to a ghastly ordeal such as cancer, it cannot be said that she succumbed to it. Priscilla faced the malady that took her with pluck and steel. Ever the passionate lady in your corner, she will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family, as well as her unwavering faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


We say goodbye to a beautiful woman. A loving voice falls silent. We will miss her dearly. 


Dawn Parrish
Renton, Wa
Jul 26, 2017

My dear Mother, I miss you, who will I confide in about the things only a mother would know? I will miss your supportive words of encouragement, your forgiving nature, all the birthdays that you made so special. I'll miss your screaming at the TV during football and baseball games. I'll miss your prayers. I'll miss how you loved to garden and you shared that with your grandchildren, they all loved being in the garden with you. I'll miss your cooking, and cooking with you and the fun times spent in the kitchen together. I'm so happy your no longer suffering, you didn't deserve that, after ALL you went through in your life you NEVER complained about that. You NEVER COMPLAINED!! Your strength and faith are what your great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren will be talking about in the years to come. Please keep praying for me Ma, I LOVE YOU FOREVER

Alisha Moran
Chicago, IL
Jul 26, 2017


The first time I was going to meet you and Ron I was SO nervous! We started talking about how goofy Smokey was and you just had this calm acceptance about you that made it easy to talk to you. I instantly admired you. At the end of our visit I didn't know whether to shake your hand or hug you, but you walked up to me and hugged me first. We shared a few more hugs after that, but I wish there could have been many more. Your strength and love for your family that you radiated will always have fond memories in my heart. It was an honor to have met you.

With love, Alisha

Celina Ashley peace
Federal way, Wa
Jul 22, 2017

I'll always have good memories of grandma from the stories she told me to the time we spent together through the good an bad an whatnot I know it's never easy but we just gotta take it one day at a time.

Lori parrish
Federal Way , Wa
Jul 22, 2017

Words will never describe the pain of losing you to the cancer that ravage your body and soul. I will miss you in everything I do and life as I know it has changed forever. There are a couple of things I know for sure. I know that you are happy on a level beyond my understanding. And that you aren't sick anymore. It helps me to cope with your passing. These are the things I know you'd want me to think about instead of feeling bad. I love you mom. So much. I will see you again one day!

Karin Parrish
Renton, Washington
Jul 20, 2017

Hi mom, gonna miss you every day of the rest of my life. My childhood was fun because I had you, my thirst for knowledge was because you planted the seed, you taught with love and example that made me want to do better, your laugh was infectious when we had our laughing spells, your sweet spirit will never leave my heart I will always have you with me. I'll see you later mom

Kristee Hunting
Kent, WA
Jul 19, 2017

Priscilla was a beautiful example of love and endurance. My life was blessed to have known her! I admired her allegiance to her heritage and her family. Church won't be the same without her quiet testimony always there.

Chris Hunting
Kent, wa
Jul 19, 2017

She was great. Deepest condolences. May her spirit ever be with you until you meet again.

Rick Parrish
Kashia, Ca
Jul 19, 2017

My condolences to the Parrish family,your loss may be to much to bare,bur rest assured,Priscilla is in a much much better place rejoicing,prayers with much love sent to all who are grieving.

Rosalinda Lomuntad
Kent, Wa
Jul 19, 2017

Condolence to you Dawn and your family..

May her Rest In Peace.....

Keith and Sherlyn Moon
Renton, WA
Jul 19, 2017

We love you!

It was a great honor to visit with her on a regular basis and learn from her. She faced life with a positive attitude, and always had beautiful words of wisdom to share. We will miss you and pray for your family. Hugs to all!

Jessica Barela
Washougal, WA
Jul 19, 2017

Priscilla was a beautiful soul and a wonderful person. She was loving and kind to all she came across and will be greatly missed. We love you Priscilla! Until we meet again.

Travis Isaac
Philadelphia, Ms
Jul 19, 2017

Sorry for your family's loss. My deepest condolences to you, and yours.

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