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Mary Kathryn Riches Parry

August 29, 1939 — February 28, 2024

South Jordan, Utah

Mary Kathryn Riches Parry, 84, passed away February 28th, 2024.

Mary was born on August 29th, 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Milton William Riches and Katherine
Ellen Brimhall. On May 6th, 1955, she married Walter Hale Parry.


Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved big family
gatherings. She enjoyed hugging, holding, and reading to children. Her hobbies included bottling
fruit, making jam, and baking bread. Mary put together genealogy, and family photo albums. She
was an excellent seamstress and loved to create quilts, baby clothing, theater costumes, prom
dresses, mountain man clothing, wedding dresses, and temple clothing. Mary was a member of the
Daughters of The Utah Pioneers. She was a member of the local book club, which she loved. Mary
was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was known for
helping others and unconditional love for all.


Mary is survived by her Husband Walter Parry; her sisters Jean (Jack) Becker, Dorothy (Kieth)
Wagoner, Janet (Roger) Atkinson, Carol (Tom) Ketterer, Tami Riches, Amy (Joe) Mugavero; Her 10
children- Lorin (Zelma) Parry, Kathryn (Rod) Park, Melina (Louis) Price, Naoma (Shane) Stevenson,
Joyce (Jim) Anderson, Mary Beth (Alan) Stern, Rachel (Paul) Harvey, Jared (Renee) Parry, Owen
Parry, Clarissa (Rick Bunn) Woodcox Grandchildren- Brandon, Karen, Krista, Nathan, Rose,
Chandra, Carlos, Dustin, Becca, Miranda, Megan, Mariah, Andrew, Jerome, Jeni, Dusty, Jarel, Mel,
Jande, Jasmine, Jarret, Courtney, James, Mckay, Cami, Matthew, Xandie, Becca, Chris, Brin, Tara,
Weston, Maddie, Jalin, Valintine, Samantha, Jayden, Ciarra, Hayden, Kora, Kirri, Jacob, Astra,
Corinne, Conner, Sydney, Preston, Logan, Jordan, Chelsey, Ashley, Jake, Haley, and Devin;
Great grandchildren- Rosalind, Olivia, Mason, David, Trevin, Banyon, Cheyenne, Katy, Eva,
Viridiana, Breyten, Alexia, Solana, Daisy, Liam, Elisa, Kayla, Natalie, Drake, April, Aaron, Jaylee,
Kaidance, Parker, Darlin, Katelyn, Brooklyn, Gabriel, Thor, Cipher, Cohen, Daxton, Scarlett, Zoey,
Karra, Luna, Emmi, Loch, Willow, and Olive, Hazel, Bennett, and Tessa; Great great grandson Alonzo


Mary is preceded in death by her parents William and Ellen Riches; her in-laws Herbert and Clara
Parry; Her brother Jim Riches; Her grandchildren Lorne Parry, Melanie Burrage, and Archer
Anderson.


We would like to thank the South Jordan First Ward Relief Society for their compassionate service.


Viewings will be held Sunday, March 3rd from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and Monday, March 4th, from
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, at the LDS Stake Center on 9894 South, 2700 West, South Jordan, Utah
84095.
A funeral service for Mary will be held on March 4th, 2024 at 11:00 AM at the LDS Stake Center on
9894 South, 2700 West, South Jordan, Utah 84095.
A graveside will follow at Memorial Redwood Cemetery on 6500 South Redwood Road in West
Jordan, Utah.
Please have flowers delivered directly to the LDS Stake Center on 9894 South, 2700 West, South
Jordan, Utah 84095, with the delivery time set for 5:00 PM Sunday, March 3rd.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Kathryn Riches Parry, please visit our flower store.

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