This Week’s Obituaries – May 31


Ralph L Parkhurst July 14, 1942 – May 24, 2017

Passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Born in Ontario, Oregon to Mayfred, and Vera Parkhurst, Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson Dustin Parkhurst.

Ralph graduated from Vale High School in 1960, once graduated he served seven years in the Navy as a machinist mate on the Midway and Bonnhomme Richard.

He married Patricia Scott in 1963 and they had three children, Scott Parkhurst (wife Sheila), Ginger Parkhurst-Taplin (husband Jeff), and Kris Parkhurst-Freeman. He was blessed with eight grandchildren, Dustin, Cody (wife Emma), Tyler, Shane, David, Jorgi, Billy, and P.J.

He became a refrigeration engineer and worked for Americold Corporation for 36 years and retired. Once retired he contracted for over eight years with Ingersol Rand.

After . . .