Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Moab, UT

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    Iris Parsons
    1938 ~ 2012

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    Iris Claire Parsons, former resident of Moab, passed away on July 7 of natural causes. She was born April 2, 1938 in New York and was raised in Moab.

    She moved to Bakersfield, Calif., in 1987, where she lived until her passing.

    She was a faithful member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Bakersfield, where she was a member of the Altar Guild.

    Iris is survived by her sister, Carole Nield; niece, Kristi Rust (Stefan); and nephew, Thomas Nield.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Roma Parsons.

    Services for Iris will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Bakersfield.

    In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made in her honor to St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 2730 Mail View Road, Bakersfield, CA, 93306.

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