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Obituary: PARKS, CHAD

Published: Sunday, Dec. 21 2014 8:00 p.m. MST

Chad Parks05/29/1925 ~ 01/02/2012Clarence Chad Parks left this earth and joined his wife, to both the joy and deepest sorrow of those who love him, on January 2, 2012. He was born to Clarence Lee and Nellie Madge Parks in Annabella, Utah on May 29, 1925. From swimming in Fish Lake to camping under the stars on Cove Mountain, Chad enjoyed many youthful adventures in the hills of Central Utah. Eager to serve his Country, he joined the United States Marine Corps with his good friend, John Warner, proudly serving on the USS Maryland in the Pacific during World War II, and later in Korea. He survived many perils to return home with an honorable discharge for his service. On August 6, 1948, Chad married Corene Nordfors in the Logan, Utah Temple, and later raised six children. An active member of the LDS Church, he and his wife served a mission in Tacloban, Philippines and later worked together for nine years in the Bountiful, Utah Temple. Now survived by his children, Lecia (Brad) Langston, Wesley Parks, Dayna (Juli) Parks, LizAnne Beidoun, Melodee Martinez and MeLauni (Ken ) Jensen; and 14 wonderful grandchildren, all of whom are so proud and grateful to have shared his life. Thanks to IHC Hospice, and particularly to Stacy Nix for her incredible friendship and care for our Dad; we are eternally grateful.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah where viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday morning 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.