Priscilla June Parrish
Jun 13, 1942 – Jul 15, 2017
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.
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