Sept. 28, 1915 - April 16, 2003

Evelyn M. Parsons, 87, of Boise, Idaho, died April 16 at Life Care Center of Treasure Valley in Boise.

Funeral services officiated by Pastor Darrel Johnson will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the United Methodist Church of Prairie City. Interment will follow at Prairie City Cemetery.

Mrs. Parsons was born Sept. 28, 1915, in Prairie City to Ernest E. and Elta C. Cook and was raised at Austin. She graduated from Prairie City High School in 1933.

On Jan. 7, 1937, she married Glenn B. Parsons.

They lived many places, mostly in the Heppner area, while he worked for the Forest Service until 1951. In 1955, they settled at Elgin with their three children. Mr. Parsons was a forester for Heppner Lumber Co., which ultimately became Boise Cascade Corporation, until his retirement in 1978. He died in 1980.

Mrs. Parsons moved to Puyallup, Wash., in 1999, then relocated at Boise, Idaho.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She loved to bake, crochet, tend her flower gardens and was known for her unwavering dedication to family.

Mrs. Parsons is survived by three children: Judy Griffin of Puyallup, Wash., Susan Young of Boise, Idaho, and John Parsons of Oakley, Calif.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ernestine Kirkwood of Spokane, Wash., and Carol Johns of Bates; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Prairie City Methodist Church or to the Evelyn Parsons Memorial Fund. Donations can be sent to Susan Young, 11229 W. Red Maple Dr., Boise, ID 83709 or Judy Griffin, 11622 141st St. E., Puyallup, WA 98374.

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