Home: West Jordan, Utah
Death Date: August 10, 2017
Birthdate: May 21, 1943
Place Of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Service Information: Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:00 AM
Service Location: LDS Church, 1250 East 4800 South
We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Vern Craig Parry. Craig was born in Salt Lake City on May 21, 1943 to Vern Albert Parry and Marjorie Pickett Parry and passed away on August 10, 2017 surrounded by his family.
He was the oldest of four brothers. He served a full-time mission for the LDS Church in the California North Mission. He met the love of his life, Sheila Lewis Yeomans, on a blind date on Sheila's birthday May 14, 1966. They were married seven months later, on December 16th, 1966 in the Salt Lake Temple. Their sealing was performed by a young apostle named Thomas S. Monson. They went on to have five spectacular, amazing, and beautiful children and were married for over 50 years.
Craig loved hiking and all of the outdoors. He enjoyed swimming and after retiring from Associated food stores, he became a lifeguard. That was something that he had always wanted to do and he finally had time to do it. He liked floral shirts, Utah's red rocks, SCUBA diving, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Clive Cussler, Ernest Hemingway, and Edward Abbey. He was a funny, intelligent, and thoughtful man and was always ready to share a good story.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Brian. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; his five children Troy (Christine) Parry, Kevin (Rachelle) Parry, Chad Parry, Brett Parry, and Chrissy (Dennis) Eagan; and seven grandchildren, Dawson, Kennedy, Coleman, Sydney, Mia, Charlie, and Porter.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the LDS Church, 1250 East 4800 South, Murray. Prior to the service, a family prayer will be offered at 10:30 AM at the Church.
The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Thomas Barman and the staff of Summit Hospice, who cared for Craig with great love and compassion.