We are heartbroken at the loss of the kindest, most patient, gentle, humble man we have ever known; our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, and best friend to all.
Brian Parry passed peacefully from this life at his home, surrounded by family, on January 31, 2023. He was born the third of six children to Grant and Mae Timbimboo Parry on December 10, 1945, in Malad, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Myron Parry; and sisters, Janet Wilcox, Ann Gross, and Jean Snow. He is survived by his wife, LaRae Larsen Parry; his children, Angela Spring Parry (Clint) Barnes and Bradley Joseph Parry; as well as his brother, Bruce Grant Parry. Brian has 4 grandchildren, Kapri (Dallas), Dylan, Daken, and Breia; as well as one great-grandchild, Logan. Brian has been anxiously awaiting the birth of his second great-grandchild, a boy, although now he and LaRae will be waiting on opposite sides of the veil.
Brian’s greatest joy in life was his family. He always had a permanent grin whenever the kids and grandkids could visit. Never a day went by where he wouldn’t ask about each of them.
Brian was a sports fanatic. There was always a game on in the house. Whether it was basketball, football, baseball, or even golf (golf making for the best Sunday naps), there was always a game to be watched.
Brian absolutely loved to cook, especially for his family. More importantly, he liked to be complimented on his food, expecting to hear “That was the greatest meal I’ve ever eaten” each and every time.
Brian grew up in Clearfield and attended Clearfield High School, graduating in 1964. He played many sports in high school, excelling at each of them.
Brian served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Central States Mission before being drafted to the US Army and serving in Vietnam. Brian’s main responsibility in the Army was playing baseball, with his war wound being a scar on his eyebrow from being hit during one of the games.
Brian married LaRae Larsen on December 24, 1974. They made their home in Syracuse and happily raised their children there.
Brian was a strong proponent of education. He received his Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, as well as a Juris Doctorate degree in Law.
Brian recently retired after 25 years of working for the Department of the Interior, negotiating between Native American tribes and the Federal Government. A gentle giant of a man, Brian could always bridge the gap between them and find a compromise.
Brian is a member of the Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation and has spent the last few years of his life working as an officer of the Tribe. He absolutely loved his work with everyone in the office and being able to contribute his knowledge and experience wherever he could.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has held many different callings.
Our heart is breaking at the loss of our rock. We love him more than words can say, and we will miss him every day.
Services will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. at Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah 84015. Military Honors and a Graveside will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Clearfield City Cemetery, 1050 State Street, Clearfield, Utah 84015.
Condolences may be shared, and live streaming of the services may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Brian’s obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com