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In Memory of

LaVon Frank Parnell

October 4, 1930 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


LaVon "Ted" Parnell 84, of Yakima, passed away on March 30, 2015. He was born on October 4, 1930 in Midwestern, Wyoming to Harry and Aileen Parnell. He married the love of his life, Patricia McBride, on September 7, 1948 and had just recently celebrated their 66th anniversary.

Ted is survived by his daughter, Jane Parnell Shireman (Jack), nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, his sister, Shirley, several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat, son, Mike, his parents, four brothers, and...

LaVon "Ted" Parnell 84, of Yakima, passed away on March 30, 2015. He was born on October 4, 1930 in Midwestern, Wyoming to Harry and Aileen Parnell. He married the love of his life, Patricia McBride, on September 7, 1948 and had just recently celebrated their 66th anniversary.

Ted is survived by his daughter, Jane Parnell Shireman (Jack), nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, his sister, Shirley, several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat, son, Mike, his parents, four brothers, and a sister.

Ted began work as an electrical iron worker. He and Pat moved around the country for many years. They finally established themselves in Yakima where Ted entered the insurance field as a partner at Gress-Parnell Insurance Agency. He later established the Parnell Insurance Agency which he owned and operated until his retirement.

Ted loved all aspects of the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed his Model A cars and playing cards, particularly poker.

Funeral services will be held at the Summitview Church of Christ, 100 North 72nd Ave., Yakima, at 11:00 am on Monday, April 13th.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Youth Ministry at the Summitview Church of Christ.