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Parley Pratt Giles, Jr.

March 10, 1940 December 12, 2018
Parley Pratt Giles, Jr.
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Obituary for Parley Pratt Giles, Jr.

Longtime Kenai resident Parley Pratt Giles, Jr., 78, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at home.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 609 N. Forest Lane in Kenai. A reception will follow the memorial service for those who would like to visit with the family.

Funeral services will be held on Dec. 28 in Salt Lake City and he will be laid to rest in the Wellsville Cemetery in Wellsville, Utah.

Parley was born Mar. 10, 1940 in Salt Lake City to Parley P. and Marjorie (Kimball) Giles. He was raised in Salt Lake City and was the oldest of six children. He attended the University of Utah and Salt Lake Business College. He also served in the Army National Guard.

Parley moved to Alaska in Aug. 1983 and opened Fidelity Financial Services, a tax practice, in Jan. 1984. A few years later, he added Investment Services. He served his clients until his retirement in 2017 after 33 years in business.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many callings, including Missionary in the Germany West Mission, counselor to several Bishops, Bishop, Stake Patriarch, and High Councilor.

Parley also received many awards in his business and was well known for his honesty and integrity.

He enjoyed sports all his life with basketball being his favorite. He also enjoyed being outdoors and natures beauty, along with his family and grandkids.

His family wrote, “Parley lived a life devoted to his family and his faith. Throughout the community, he will be remembered for his integrity, honesty, and kindness. He loved the people of Alaska and the beauty of its surroundings.”

“As a family we will remember his unconditional love, his patience, and his calming spirit. The essence of his life was his love of family, his loyalty to his wife, and his service to the members of his church, his clients, and his community. His love for his family was evident in the bond he shared with his grandchildren and in the tears he often shed when he said “I love you”. We will miss him dearly.”

Parley was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Leisel Maw.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Giles of Kenai; sons, Gregory of Irvine, Calif. and Matthew of Lake Forest, Calif.; daughter, Jennifer Giles of Kenai, Melanie McCauley of Rowlett, Texas, and Holly Maw of Kenai; grandchildren, Hayley, Alissa, Spencer and Logan Maw, all of Kenai, Tyler, Austin, Justin, Carson and Lindsey McCauley all of Rowlett, Texas, and Braden, Adleigh, Easton and Noah Giles, all of Lake Forest, Calif.; mother-in-law, Verda Reed of Salt Lake City; brothers, David, Ron and John Giles of Utah; and sisters, Marilyn Peterson of St. George, Utah and Louise Plumner of Bountiful, Utah.

Memorial donations and condolences may be sent to Linda Giles.

Local arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.


Previous Events

Memorial Service

Monday

17

Dec

1:00 PM 12/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints

609 Forest Lane
Kenai , AK 99611

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints
609 Forest Lane Kenai 99611 AK
United States

Reception

Monday

17

Dec

2:00 PM 12/17/2018 2:00:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints

609 Forest Lane
Kenai , AK 99611

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints
609 Forest Lane Kenai 99611 AK
United States
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