Carolyn Joy Cunliffe Parson, 75, died on July 28, 2020, in her home. She had been suffering from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Carolyn was born May 28, 1945 to Joseph and Norma Cunliffe, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family moved to Southern California, and finally settled in Downey, where she met David Parson at a church dance. The two were married June 19, 1965, in the Los Angeles LDS temple. They moved to Yucaipa in the summer 1968, when David got a job teaching French and History at Yucaipa High School.
While raising their five daughters, Carolyn got her teaching credentials, and began her teaching career in 1984, first teaching at Lugonia Elementary, in Redlands, and then moving to Smiley Elementary, also in Redlands. She retired in 2005. One of Carolyn’s favorite things to do, was travel with her husband all over the world, Besides travel, her hobbies included, reading, sewing, quilting, and baking. She was active in her ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the years she served in many callings, including Relief Society teacher and president, Primary president, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. She was wonderful at teaching and loved teaching in every aspect of her life.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her beloved husband - David, her mother and father, her sister - Claudia, and two sons-in-law.
Carolyn is survived by her five daughters, Shannon Eckert, Nicole Monahan, Eve Ellsworth and her husband David, Joy Lynne Fischer and her husband Henk, Danielle Riddle Hadley and her husband Tom, 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and her brother, Ron. She leaves a legacy of love and devotion to family.
Services will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Emerson Bartlett Mortuary, in Redlands, on Aug. 7. Due to COVID-19 limitations, it is by invitation only. A Zoom link will be set up for those wanting to take part.
Internment is at Hillside Memorial Park in Redlands.