Alene Sharp Parrish, 72, passed away April 17, 2022, in the Franklin County Nursing Home in Preston, Idaho after a valiant battle with ALS.
Alene was born on September 16, 1949, in Preston, ID to Mervin Clarence Sharp and Mary Nichols Sharp. She graduated from Preston High School in 1967 and went on to Ricks College where she received her Associate's Degree in English on May 9, 1969. She met her husband, David Warren Parrish while attending Ricks and they were married on August 14, 1969, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.
In her youth, she enjoyed being involved in musicals and won several singing contests. She loved to teach and was a substitute teacher at her old alma mater, Preston High School. She also enjoyed teaching and serving in church callings like early morning seminary teacher, stake young women's president, gospel doctrine teacher, ward choir director, and chorister. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Alene is survived by her husband of 53 years, David Parrish, her four children, Mont (Marilyn) Parrish of Krum, TX, Taina (Loren) Ortiz of Chino, CA, Camie (Paul) Godown of St. George, UT, Kenny (Becky) Parrish of Dayton, ID, 14 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild with another on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mervin and Mary Sharp of Preston, ID, and her sister, Lynda Sorensen of Fairview, ID.
We express our gratitude for the compassion and care given to her by her friends at the Franklin County Medical Center where she worked for many years. We are also grateful to the staff at the Franklin County Nursing Center for the tender care she received in her final days.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 155 N Second West St, Preston, ID 83263.
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