Parley Dean Black, age 81, died Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2001 after a lingering illness.
He was born Nov. 14, 1919 to Parley Pratt Black and Mary Elizabeth Dean Brown Black in Arco, Idaho where his early years were spent. The family then moved to Logan, Utah, and he graduated from Utah State University. He married Valeska Sannes on February 14, 1945.
He worked in the aircraft industry in California until en-listing in the Army Air Corps. He served in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he received his Chiropractic degree at Ratledge College in California. He worked briefly with his father-in-law, Dr. Joseph Sannes in Beverly Hills, then moved to Salt Lake City. In his 50 plus years of practice as a gifted healer, he alleviated a great deal of suffering and improved the lives of some 20,000 patients. He was multi-talented, building the family home and enjoyed flying as a private pilot.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dr. Valeska Sannes Black and their four children, Sandra (Richard) Hoggan, Joseph (Somjit) Black, Janene (Skip) Bellock, and Alesia Black. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. His depth of character and integrity were a life long inspiration. He was exceedingly generous and supportive of his family. They were a great source of love and pride for him. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Sarah Elizabeth (infant), Mary Ilene Christensen, and Louise Mitton; one brother, Everett Brown.
The family wishes to express their thanks to Rocky Mountain Hospice for their care and support during this time.
A viewing will be held Friday evening March 30, 2001 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East. Funeral services will be held on Sat., March 31, 2001 at 12 noon at the Holbrook Mortuary with a viewing one hour prior to the services. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Mortuary.