Harold Dean Parnell, age 78, passed away in Yreka, California on June 22, 2015.

He was born on August 8, 1937 in Big Cedar, Oklahoma to parents Albert and Cora Lee Parnell.

Dean was married in Burney, California to wife Myrna for 58 years. They had four children, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Surviving family include his brother, Gerald of Bella Vista; and sister, Alice Blay of Montrose, Colorado; daughters, Kim Peterson of Yreka, and Janice Beck of Dunsmuir; and sons, Jeff of Montague and Mike of Redding.

Grandchildren are Tara Beck of Dunsmuir, Shawna Montgomery of Weed, Vanessa LaTurner of Phoenix, Oregon, Josh Parnell of Redding, and Julie Parnell of Redding. Great-grandchildren are Colby and Kegan of Weed, Austin and Brooke of Redding, Arlo of Phoenix, and Ava of Redding.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 11 at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 414 Yreka Agar Road in Yreka.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Madrone Hospice, 255 Collier Circle, Yreka, CA 96097 would be appreciated.