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Obituary: Gail Parsons Heyes

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Gail Parsons Heyes, age 54, passed away on July 18, 2000 of heart failure.

She was born March 12, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Paul and Virginia Jarvis Parsons. She married Carl Heyes on July 25, 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Gail was raised in Salt Lake City and graduated from South High School, received her BS degree from the University of Utah, then went on to become a CPA and managed her own successful business. She was a member of American Institute of CPA's, American Women's Society of CPA's and Utah Assoc. of CPA's. Her life revolved around her husband, Carl, their dear pets and her mother, Virginia. She especially enjoyed raising a variety of plants and flowers creating a beautiful yard that included statues and waterfall fish ponds designed and built by Carl.

She was an example of strength and endurance with her many years of failing health. She is finally free of pain.

She is survived by her husband, Carl; and their pets, cats: Shiaa, Sindri, Amun and Tadji; dogs: Valkyrie and Vlad; her mother, Virginia Parsons of Salt Lake City; sisters, Carol Casdorph (Dick) of Layton; Kaye Butler (Earl) of Salt Lake City; Zora Sorenson (Nile) of Enoch, Utah; brother, Bliss of Salt Lake City; sister-in-law, Carolyn Heyes of Salt Lake City; brother-in-law, Ed Heyes (Jill) of Riverside, California; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father and two brothers, Paul and Ray and in-laws, Verna and Edward (Ted) Heyes.

Gail was such a loving, generous person and will be greatly missed by her family and pets, friends and clients.

At her request, Gail will be cremated with a private family viewing. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Humane Society.