Dorothy Lee Parrish
January 31, 1928  -  November 13, 2018

Dorothy Lee Parrish

Memorial Service
Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Avenue
Artesia, NM  88210
Saturday, November 24, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Twin Oaks Memorial Park
59 Lake Arthur Highway
Artesia, NM  88210
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New Mexico Baptist Children's Home
2200 S Avenue I
Portales, NM  88130

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Terpening & Son Mortuary Chapel for Dorothy Lee Parrish of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Parrish, 90, died November 13, 2018 at San Pedro Nursing Facility in Artesia, N.M.

Ty Houghtaling and Gaylan Isaacs will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son.

Dorothy was born January 31, 1928 in Mayhill N.M. to Robert Teel and Lela (Miller) Teel.

On June 21, 1945 she was married to James Leonard Parrish in Roswell, N.M. He preceded her in death on January 7, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister Fay Ann Briggs, brother-in-law Clay Briggs, and sister-in-law Donna Teel.

Dorothy was a homemaker and also worked as a bus driver for the Artesia Public Schools. She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 70 years. She loved her family and getting opportunities to spend time with them.

Survived by sons Thomas W., and Patsy, of Livingston, Tx; Glen D., and Vicki, of Artesia; daughter Bette Rachel, and Bobby Anglin, of Sweetwater, TX; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Also survived by brothers Robert Teel, of Sacramento, CA; Curtis, and Kaye Teel, of Artesia; David, and Sallye Teel, of Junction, Tx; brother-in-law Harold and Barbara Parrish; and sister-in-law Peggy Weatherford.

In lieu of flowers her wishes were for donations to the Baptist Children's Home.


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  1. Susan Wall Deichman
    Roswell, NM

  2. Ann Houghtaling
    Lake Arthur, NM

    Another treasure returned home to her LORD.

  3. LuAnn Beardemphl
    Lubbock, TX

    I loved Dorothy! She was my first and only bus driver, and she was the first one to greet me every Sunday in church. She was one of my favorites!

  4. Martha Gee
    Hurst, TX

    Such a sweet aunt! She will be missed! Tommy, Rachel and Glen, I’m sorry for the loss of your Mom. She’s singing and smiling in heaven with Jesus and other loved ones.

  5. Glyna Mullins
    Artesia, NM

    She was such a sweet lady. She was the best roommate my mom could've had. My sincere condolences.

  6. LaRue Pinson
    Artesia, NM

    Such a wonderful lady. I am so fortunate to have known her. She will be greatly missed.

  7. Lilli Smart
    Melbourne, FL

    Ken & Vickie & family, I am sending you prayers.
    Lilli Smart

  8. Jillana Burgess Plummer
    artesia, NM

    Dorothy was a sweetheart. She was my favorite bus driver,
    bus #8!! She was always kind & had a warm smile, on the bus & at church , at the mealsite..wherever. I admired her in so many ways. Now, She is dancing in the streets of Heaven with Leonard!
    My sincere condolences are with the family, cherish your memories , she was a true treasure..sincerely...

  9. Rhonda (Blount)
    Andrews, TX

    Thinking of you at this time

  10. Kary Spencer Ross
    Searcy, AR

    Mrs Parrish was our babysitter for many years. She was so kind and soft spoken. A life well lived. Us three Spencer girls were fortunate to have known her. Condolences to all the family. God bless you all.

  11. Terrie Robertson-Kitchen
    Elk Grove, CA

    My condolences to the family.

  12. Ken Ingram
    Artesia, NM

    Curtis, So sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that we send our love, thoughts and prayers.

    Ken & Delma Ingram

  13. Ernie Brown
    Artesia, NM

    May God bless the family.

  14. Joseph Tillery
    Lockney, TX

    Sweet friend.
    Enjoyed the monthly newsletter folding parties at Pecos Valley Baptist.
    Always gracious and kind

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