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Obituary: Erma "Chloe" Parrish Vroman

"Now that I am old, the river sings new phrases in the blue, beloved air

As evening lowers over tall trees, and the river flows on." CPV

Chloe Parrish Vroman, age 84, of Provo, Utah, passed away February 11, 2002, peacefully in her home.

Chloe was born Nov. 20, 1917, to Roseltha Ann Jordan and Ernest Parrish in Mountain View, Alberta, Canada. She married Grant Sheridan Vroman in 1949 in Los Angeles, California. Grant died in 1970 in Stockton, CA., where they resided. Chloe graduated from Brigham Young University in 1942. She served in the Navy's Women Auxiliary Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES) for three years during World War II. She taught in the elementary and secondary schools in Los Angeles, Stockton, and Provo school districts for 23 years. She taught ELS, remedial, advanced placement English and creative writing. Notes of appreciation, autographed first books, and articles testify of Chloe's influence in the lives of past students. In her later years she inspired many to write personal histories.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and nine siblings: Ruth Wahlstrom, Fay Wolsey, John Parrish, Iretta Thompson, Belva

Pilling, Joel Alma Parrish, Afton Ward, Ovella Parrish and Grant Laidlaw.

She is survived by her sister, Ann Gruendell of Salt Lake City; Chloe's three children: Leslie (Mark) Donaldson of Provo; Brett (Pari) Vroman of Bountiful, and Shelley Vroman of Salt Lake City; grandchildren: Sarah,

Joseph, Mary, Lauren, Ruth Ann, Jackson, Andrew, Rachel, Benjamin, and Robin; and great-grandchild, Mary Elizabeth.

Leslie, Brett and Shelley express thanks to friends, family, and health care professionals who have shown friendship, concern and care for Chloe.

Funeral Services will be held February 14, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Edgemont South Stake Center, 350 East (Provo Canyon Rd) 2950 North, Provo, Utah. Friends and relatives may visit from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Centerville Cemetery, 400 South 600 East, Centerville, Utah.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Chloe, begin your personal history or donate a book to the Provo Library at Academy Square.