Jimmy Bruce Parker died 9 September 2011, Bountiful. He was born in Caldwell, Idaho on 8 February 1939 to Gerald Edward and Ida Eleanor (Tilford) Parker in Caldwell, Idaho. He attended public schools in Homedale, Idaho where he met his eternal sweetheart, Sherlene (Sherry) Byington.
Services will be held at the Bountiful 43rd ward on Thursday September 15th at 11:00 am, with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 before the services. There will also be a viewing Wednesday evening at Russon Brother's Mortuary 295 N. Main in Bountiful, 6-8 PM.
Excerpt from the obituary:
"...beginning his career in family history on the 3rd of July, 1963 at the Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In the beginning of his career, he traveled to many different locations in the United States and Canada, gathering records for the library. He served in many positions in the family history department, including the research department and priesthood genealogy department. He was the manager of the Family History Library for five and a half years and retired in December of 1999. He served as a missionary in Family History and Worldwide Support from June 2007 to December 2009. He was a well known writer and a great educator, teaching all over the North American Continent at the National Genealogical Conferences and BYU Education Week. He served on the board of The International Commission of the Accreditation of Professional Genealogy, president of the National Genealogical Teachers of America, Association of Professional Genealogist and President and Fellow of The Utah Genealogical Society. He was accredited in many areas of North American Research. His great love of family history and temple work has been passed on as a legacy to his family."
- I am sorry to hear that. My prayers are with his family. He will be missed greatly! Thomas_Lerman 19:36, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
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Jimmy thank you for your great sharing! Dawne 16:20, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
I am an Accredited Genealogist in American Indian and Midwestern US areas. I also have an interest in the other areas of the U.S. and in Canadian research. I am the former Manager (Ret.) of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and have been involved in family history research for over 50 years. I am a moderator for American Indians and for the State of Idaho.
See my Talk (Discussion) page for Discussions of various topics.
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