James Arnold Parret(1940 - 2018)

Longtime Alaskan, James Arnold Parret, 77, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 in Soldotna.
He was born Sept. 5, 1940 in Morton, Wash. and began his adventure with Alaska when the family moved in 1941.
James worked as a painter, mostly in the Anchorage area. For a short period of time, he worked in the mines of northern Idaho. After a disaster in the Sunshine Mine, he realized that it wasn't the place for him and he returned to Alaska where he remained.
Often, you would see James' van parked along the highway and know that he was out hiking one more trail. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle up and down the peninsula and taking his old "cronies" out for coffee at the nearest McDonald's. He loved sitting around talking about his rides and places he had been and others he wanted to see. James was a man of strong opinion, loyal friendships and love of family.
One friend summed it up with, "I've never had another friend like Jim!"
We loved him unconditionally; he will be in our thoughts continually.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Burl and Lelah Parret; sister, Geraldine Shane; brother, Jack Parret; and daughter, Nettie Hickman.
He is survived by daughter, Susie Joiner of Soldotna; sisters, Phyllis Lovejoy and Shirley Edmonson; and brother, "Bob" Parret.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

Funeral Home

Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy. Kenai, AK 99611

Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 10, 2018