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Christena A. Anderson-Parrish

1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Christena A. Anderson-Parrish Obituary
Anderson-Parrish, Christena A. Kouzes
Christena was born 10/10/1926 in Batavia, IL. She was one of 10 children born to Michael & Dimetro Kouzes who immigrated from Greece. Christena is survived by her sister Katherine Langford of Scottsdale and a brother Gust Kouzes in IL. Christena was married to Andrew (Mickey) Anderson for 48 years until his passing in 1994. Christena was co-owner with Mickey in their family business. Their only child Joyce passed on in 1995. Christena & Chuck Parrish met at church in April 2001 and were married Nov. 10, 2001. Christena's friend of 35 years Richard, walked her down the aisle. Chuck cherishes the memory of their wedding because Christena was a most beautiful bride. Their marriage was wonderfully blessed by God Almighty and their love was so deep. After 5 years of marriage, Christena was diagnosed with Dementia, later with Alzheimers. The last 3 years especially had taken its toll. Christena passed on to her heavenly home March 10, 2014 at 8:05pm, to be greeted by Jesus Christ, gathered her to himself, saying welcome home my good and faithful servant. One of Christena's & Chuck's favorite Bible verses through all of this is Rom 8:18 "I consider the suffering of this present time is not be be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us", Amen. Christena was a lady of strong faith in Christ Jesus, her Lord & Savior by demonstrating it daily with her loving kindness, gentleness & forgiving nature. Everyone loved her. Chuck was devoted to her by being her main caregiver until 2 years ago when there was a greater need. Since then God has provided more than a few wonderful caregivers. Linda has been with them 10 months, Maria has been with them 8.5 months and of course for 8 months. Christena's request is that any memorial gifts in her name be made to: , 16117 N. 76th Street, Scottsdale AZ 85260-1793 or leave at Hansen's. Memorial service: at Hansens Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 on Saturday, March 22nd 2014 at 11:00 am. A celebration of Christena's new homecoming will be held after the service with food and refreshments. May God Bless you all.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 16, 2014
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