Obituary – Lorrie Ann Parrish

Lorrie Ann Parrish

March 15, 1953 – July 19, 2020
Age: 67
Residence: Western Grove, AR
Formerly of: Santa Barbara, CA

Lorrie Ann Parrish, age 67, of Western Grove, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at her home with family nearby. She entered this life March 15, 1953, in Santa Barbara, California, the daughter of Alfred and Mildred (Burak) Parrish. Her mother and a son, Isaiah Daniel West have preceded her in death. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

With a bachelor’s in Biology and a master’s in Education, Lorrie worked as a paraprofessional educator. She invested time with her family and friends, exploring nature, gardening, and bird watching. Lorrie could also be found reading or taking her dogs down to the river. She loved her family and made many memories with them to be recalled after her passing. She will be dearly missed.

Lorrie is survived by her significant other of seven years, Richard Deckard of Western Grove, Arkansas; six children: Hannah West of California; Benjamin West of Cherokee, Kansas; Ruth Carona of California; Abigail Freeland of Kansas City, Missouri; Israel Freeland of Cherokee, Kansas; and Rebekah Parrish of West Mineral, Kansas. She is also survived by eighteen grandchildren; father, Alfred Parrish of California; three brothers: Michael Parrish, Richard Parrish, and John Parrish all of California; sister, Elizabeth Parrish of California; and her two dogs: Mattie and Arrow.

A celebration of life is being planned for a later time in Cherokee, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ( To leave an online condolence, please visit


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