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Edwin Parish Obituary (1939 – 2021) – Resident of Danville, CA

Parish Edwin J.
1939 – 2021
Danville resident
Edwin J. Parish was born October 16, 1939 in Walla Walla, Washington and moved with his family to California to college. From a young age, Ed was very enterprising, motivated and hardworking, inspiring many who crossed his path. While attending Los Gatos High School, he raised chickens and pigs and sold them to his teachers. In high school, he worked in search and rescue, using bloodhounds to locate lost children and reunite them with their families. After graduating from Los Gatos High School, Ed married Yvonne, his high school girlfriend and wife for 60 years. He took his responsibility very seriously to provide for his wife and, later, his daughter Michelle. His first job was in the after-sales service of a car dealership, where he quickly switched to car sales. Ed switched not only to selling mobile homes, but also to designing and creating the Immobile HomeTM brand. By this time he had developed a passion for real estate, moving on to real estate development, where he built homes, condominiums and retail businesses throughout the Bay Area. Ed loved the great outdoors … hunting, fly fishing, horseback riding, snow skiing and boating, and got his private pilot’s license, which allowed him to fly a Bonanza A36 for many outdoor adventures. Ed, a cowboy at heart, was influenced by the Bonanza and Sky King TV shows, and in the early 1980s he bought a cattle ranch in Northeast California to make his dream come true. to become a breeder. He has participated in many riding groups including Frontier Boys, Sonoma County Trailblazers, Ranchero Visitadores, and Charlie Russell Riders. Ed also enjoyed getting involved in local charities and was a member of the board of trustees of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. He and Yvonne built their dream home in Cameron, MT, and spent many wonderful summers there with family and friends.
Anyone who met Ed Parish immediately understood that he was a man who kept his word and whose actions reflected his beliefs. He was generous with advice to anyone interested in starting a business and challenged those around him to live up to their potential. She was a very positive person, who believed that you could accomplish whatever you thought about it.
Ed is survived by his wife, Yvonne; her brother, Doug (Loralee); his sisters Pat and Pam; his daughter, Michelle (Trevor); her three grandchildren, Dillon, Blake and Charlotte; and her nieces and nephews, Michael, Allison, Jenny and Eddie. Donations in his memory can be made to the Madison Valley Medical Center Foundation in Ennis, MT or to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. A celebration of life will take place in January.

See the online memorial for Edwin J. Parish

Published by East Bay Times on December 19, 2021.