I am so sorry. But I am so grateful that this faithful young brother and sister
still have each other here and that are grounded in the gospel to know, without
a doubt, that their family will be greeting them when they arrive on the other
side. Years ago, my husband's cousin' wife and baby daughter died
from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. it is tragic, and I know God will strengthen
them and help them.
Our thought and prayers are with the Parrish and Curtis family, may you all
continue to feel the love and peace that is offered so freely to each of us and
especially to you all in this difficult time of your lives. To Elder Ian Parrish
and Sister Jensen Parrish may you continue the beautiful work that the Lord has
blessed you both with and may the atonement of our Savior mean more to you both
now then it ever did. Know that you are being remembered in the isles of the sea
- Fiji. our love and prayers always - Shaws Fiji
The Parrish family is one of the most well known families in Pocatello/Chubbuck.
Their kindness and graciousness have touched so many.Ten years ago,
my daughter was trying to earn enough money to travel with a group to our Sister
City in Japan. We came up well short and my daughter was so upset that she
wasn't going to go.Then on the last day of the drive, an
envelope showed up at our house with $500 in it that covered not only the trip
but expenses as well. A neighbor saw Sis. Parrish tape it to our door the night
before. The town is still in a state of shock.
My heart can't even image the heaviness in the hearts of these two
beautiful children/missionaries. I thought to share some lyrics from a song I
have always loved entitled "You'll never walk alone." I am praying
that you will feel the "HOPE".When you walk through a
stormHold your head up highAnd don't be afraid of the darkAt the end of the stormIs a golden skyAnd the sweet silver
song of the larkWalk on through the windWalk on through the
rainThough your dreams be tossed and blownWalk on walk on with
hope in your heartAnd you'll never walk aloneYou'll never
On Day Light Savings Days in the fall and spring we are encouraged to change or
test the batteries on our smoke detectors. Let's include carbon monoxide
This is so, so sad. I've had two missionary sons, who for more than a
year, served at the same time. I have another son preparing to leave. Once a
Missionary Mom, always a Missionary Mom. Any sad story of a missionary, tugs at
my heart. As someone else already said, you worry about those who are serving
the mission, but not the family at home. I can't imagine the sorrow and
the mixture of so many other emotions, that these two siblings are feeling right
now. What a tragic thing to come home to. May God bless them both with
His love and comfort, and may they feel the prayers that so many will be
offering in their behalf.
This story brought so many tears and much hope for these two young family
members. I can't imagine the terrible loss they are going through. I pray
the Lord's choicest blessing of peace, comfort and love will be with them
and their extended family members. What a heartbreaking family tragedy...oh my
@ Lovely Deseret: There is a prevention - CO detectors are sold in many
different stores and are easily installed. Unfortunately, most of us
don't think this will ever happen to us and so don't invest in
preventative technology. We also erroneously think that new(er) appliances in
good working order are safe - unfortunately, too many appliances running at one
time in a tightly sealed home can deplete oxygen levels and allow CO levels to
rise to the danger point.@ JulesVerne2000: There are some smoke
detectors that have CO detectors in them. The draw back is that there are no
smoke alarms that have both ionization and photoelectric technologies and
contain a CO detector - so for an ideal situation you would still end up with a
minimum of two alarms in each relevant area. Some spikes in CO can
be handled by the human body - it is steady high levels or increasingly high
levels that are the biggest danger.@ Jamescmeyer: It is not just
gas appliances that are a problem. Any fuel burning system - gas, oil, wood,
coal, charcoal - can create excessive CO. Generators used during power failures
can also create excessive CO.
This is very sad indeed.Why is it news that the 2 children
missionaries would go home following the death of a family member?Family is most important.
My heart goes out to them. I remember when I served in the Bolivia - La Paz
mission from1980-1982 we had a missionary that died from affixiation from
a propane gas leak.
God bless these missionaries and the extended family. May they have peace.
I am sitting here at my computer crying for you, Sister Parrish and Elder
Parrish. May you be given the gift of "peace that passeth understanding"
and feel the comforting influence of the Holy Ghost upholding you through this
horrific time. All I know is that you will never be alone; your family is right
there beside you, even if you cannot see them, and they love you still. God
bless you both.
Not the kind of homecoming anyone leaving home expects to have. They said
goodbye when they went off, not knowing it was the last time they would see them
in this world. No words can express it.
What a difficult time in these two young peoples lives. What a blessing that
they know where their parents and brothers are now and that they will see them
again one day. Be strong, lean on your faith. Its so important at times like
My heart goes out to those two missionaries, who are now faced with a
life-changing decision to make. I hope that they will pray and receive an
answer about what to do. I will be praying for them as well.
This is the saddest thing I've heard in a long time. I have a missionary
in the field, and I can't imagine him coming home to no family! What a
blessing that the two of them have each other and their close relatives to
soften the blow! We always worry for the safety of our kids out in the field -
who would have thought they'd have to worry for our safety at home! Small
comfort though it is, I guess we lean on the 4th verse of "Come, Come Ye
Sometimes missionaries experience a death in the family while serving,
especially to diseases such as cancer. The thought is devastating, but
something like this is on an entirely different level.I've
never been a fan of gas appliances, because I'm paranoid something like
this could happen.
Deepest sympathy to Elder and Sister Parrish.A few years ago, our
water heater had a serious carbon monoxide leak. Fortunately, we had a carbon
monoxide detector which alerted us to the danger and probably saved our lives.
If your home doesn't have a carbon monoxide detector installed on every
floor, let this be your wakeup call; remedy the situation today.
God bless this Elder and Sister. I come from a family of 7 kids. If I lost
every one of my family but a sister or a brother, I'd be devastated. To
lose one or even two at the same time would be challenging. But every one
except one? God will get you two through it. Our days are numbered and we
should all take faith in knowing that Heavenly Father calls us home when it is
truly our time. God bless you. Take courage and comfort in the Atonement of
our Savior and know full well that through HIS omnipotent love and power, you
will someday be reunited with your family for all eternity.Till
Very tragic - in our area, although we did not know the family.On CO
detectors - be aware that the internal sensors have a limited lifespan - around
7 to 10 years. Sometime before that the whole unit should be replaced as the
sensors lose sensitivity with age. We have kept a fresh CO detector
(replacement every 5 years or so) in our home for the past 20 years. When we
used to park in the attached garage, we saw the most CO in the home in winter
(typically not more than 20 PPM - never exceeded the threshold value of 30 PPM
though).Hope this information helps someone.
Carbon monoxide sensors should be installed in fire alarms. It would be a very
smart idea and save many lives (unless you have a sudden burst of it, then
nothing can be done). I am very sorry this happened. I hope that something will
be done to stop or at least prevent these deaths (such as what I mentioned
What a heart breaking story. Please, please, please, buy a carbon monoxide
detector and install it in your home.
This family will certainly be in my prayers tonight. May the Lord comfort them
and give them the assurance that their family lives on beyond the veil.
Bill Parrish was my brother's best friend in high school. He was always
kind, friendly, happy and caring -- with a great laugh -- and he carried those
traits into adulthood. My heart breaks for his two surviving children. They
will have a void in their lives that will never fully heal in this life,
although their strong religious faith and wonderfully supportive extended family
will help. My prayers are for all of the family members - Bill's mom,
Ross's family and the many aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as the two
surviving children. May God bless them all.
God bless and comfort these two missionaries.
How devastating. There's simply no other words to say. No doubt their
extended families as well as the members of their ward, stake and community are
in deep mourning today. The two surviving children are going to need much love
and support. The Lord bless them in the time of deep loss.
In spite of your faith, the loss is crushing. When you look for them to share a
special moment, they're not there. They can't be included in all your
special future plans. The void, many times, is overwhelming. My heart breaks
for those of you whose lives have been effected by this horrible tragedy. I
hope that my prayers and the support of all those that love and care for you can
support you in the coming days, months, and years without your loved ones.
Please lean on us when your knees feel like they are about to buckle. We care.
Such a tragedy, my heart just aches for these missionaries. To the rest of us,
let this serve as the push we need to buy a carbon monoxide alarm or test the
one we might already have.
This is too sad to express in words. I pray there will be found a prevention for
this silent killer.
My deepest, heart-felt condolences to the Parrish family, friends and neighbors
in their great loss. May our Heavenly Father wrap you in the arms of His love
and bless you with peace. God be thanked for His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, and
the great mission He fulfilled, thus bringing to us the knowledge and hope of
My heart goes out to this young Sister and Elder, I hope that they and their
close knit family will be comforted at this time of loss. I have no doubt that
their family is now serving a mission on the other side of the veil. To this
young man and woman, God be with you til you meet your family again.