Parkin, Lafayette Sharp,
74, passed away on September 12, 2012. Lafe was born on August 26, 1938 in Thomas, Idaho. He met his sweetheart, Patricia, while in high school. After serving a mission in the U.K. for the LDS Church, Lafe married Pat in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1961 and attended the University of Utah where he earned a J.D. In 1969, Lafe and Pat moved to Southern California where he practiced law and served in many positions in their LDS ward, stake, and temple. He was loved by all he served.
Lafe lived a vibrant, full life. He sought out beauty and adventure everywhere he went, from bike rides along the coast to the High Sierras. As an avid reader, he pursued new knowledge and understanding every day. His humor and selfless compassion lightened the burdens of many around him. He loved his wife and family dearly. Lafe is survived by his wife, Pat and his children, Shaun, Natasha, Matthew, Jared, Amy, Jenilyn and Josh; his daughters-in-law, Alice, Casey and Sonja; his sons-in-law, Mark and Ryan; his 25 grandchildren; his sisters, Mary and Cynthia; and his brothers, John and Stan.
Services will be held at the Newport Beach LDS Stake Center, 2150 Bonita Canyon Rd, Newport Beach at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation
, for whom Lafe raised money this summer.