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Cyrus Albert Parsons


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Cyrus Albert Parsons

Cyrus Albert Parsons, age 88, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018, to reunite with his loving wife Rigmor, his "Dolly", who preceded him in death on September 23, 2018, and grandson Joey.

Cyrus was born on September 29, 1930 in Reno, Nevada to Cyrus Albert Parsons Sr. and Gladys Marguerite Parsons. His family moved to Seattle when he was 11/2 years old. They were the fourth car to drive over the Aurora Bridge which was called the George Washington Memorial Bridge at that time.

As a child, Cyrus would tag along with his father and older brothers to fell timber during World War II. He attended Lincoln High School in Seattle. Thereafter, his family opened a fishing & tackle store in Anacortes. He joined the United States Air Force in 1951 and was stationed at the Pentagon and in Florence, Italy. He left the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant and soon met the love of his life Rigmor Thoresen in Seattle, WA. They married in 1958 and had two children, Lila Susan and Jeffrey Cyrus. He worked as a Union Master Bricklayer. Cyrus designed and built a beautiful family home where they lived for over 50 years in the Greenlake neighborhood. In the late 70's he took a break from bricklaying and worked in Alaska as a King Crab Fisherman in the family's business. Cyrus' generosity and strong work ethic was unsurpassed. He was a good provider, well respected and loved by all. He enjoyed many outdoor activities such as sport fishing with his family and was a member of the Seattle Mountaineers. He could always be found working around the house on home improvement projects. Cyrus was a dedicated family man and loved playing card games with his grandchildren. He was an avid reader of U.S. history in his leisure time.

Cyrus is survived by his daughter Lila, son Jeffrey, grandchildren Jamilee, Thea (Alfonso), Tad, Tyler and great granddaughter Mille Mae, sister-in-law Ingerlise and many nieces and nephews.

Cyrus will be dearly missed by all. There will be no services per his request. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 13, 2019
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