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    Glee Lynn Parriott, 1947-2019

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    On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Glee Parriott, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died from cancer at age 72. She passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends.

    Glee was born on April 13, 1947 in Glendale, California. She spent her life loving family, friends and the community of Moab. In her early twenties Glee earned awards from the State of California for her advocacy for societal acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities. On Aug. 27, 1966, she married her lifelong partner Dale Parriott. Together, they raised three sons, Jason, Jeremy and Joshua. Glee retired from Helen M. Knight Elementary School, where she had the privilege of sharing her love for art for nearly two decades.

    Glee will be remembered for her unconditional love of family, a love that underwent years of extensive testing by her boys. While many mothers took the soccer mom route, Glee pioneered the punk rock-skateboard-BMX-motorcycle-snowboard-racecar genre. Glee was the perpetual optimist whose infectious smile made those around her feel welcome. Her passion was spending time with her grandchildren and her home was open to everyone. She was a teacher whose best lessons were taught outside of the classroom.

    Glee was preceded in death by her mother, Colleen; her sister, Jan; her granddaughter, Mikayla; and her great-grandson, Kambryn. She is survived by her husband, Dale; her three children, Jason, Jeremy and Joshua; her brother, Mark; and ten grandchildren.

    Glee was always fond of the changing colors of autumn; a memorial celebration is planned for the fall. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to Helen M. Knight Elementary School, care of the Glee Parriott art memorial fund, 505 N. Mi Vida Dr., Moab, UT 84532.

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