Freeman A. Parsons
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Born in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 26th, 1917 and passed away at home in Redlands, California on June 26th, 2013. Freeman was preceded in death by his wife Laura of 72 years and his son Michael. He is survived by their two children Marc and his wife Geeta and Michelle Guthmiller and her husband David. They are also survived by their 5 grandchildren, David, Matt, Cindy, Morgan, Madison, and 3 great grandchildren, Skyler, Serenity, and Eion. Freeman joined the Army ROTC in 1936 and became a pilot in the Army Air Corp in 1940. He flew everything from the Boeing Stearman to the P-51 Mustang to the B-29 Bombers. He saw combat action in WWII and Korea and then he became the Director of Accounting and Finance for the European Theater and retired as a Colonel in 1963. He then started his new career in insurance, general contracting and property management.
Dad loved spending time with his family traveling and spending many weekends in Havasu boating and water skiing. He loved playing golf and bridge with their close group of friends. Dad was a very generous and loving man who believed in a strong work ethic and education. Dad will be deeply missed by his family and friends! But we are comforted knowing that Mom and Dad are together again. Per Dad's request there will be no service held. Donations in his name may be made to AFROTC Detachment 040 1 LMU Dr. Suite 3100 Los Angeles, Ca 90045
Published in San Bernardino Sun on July 7, 2013