Parley Pratt Giles, 57, former national officer with the sons of utah pioneers and the mormon battalion, and prominent church and civic worker, died Mar. 1, 1972 in a Salt Lake City hospital following a stroke.
Mr. Giles was an agent for the western life insurance Co. and a general agent for the United American Life Insurance Co.
Active in church organizations, he was bishop of the Douglas LDS Ward and former superintendent of the Bonneville Stake Sunday Schools. He was a high priests group leader and served a mission to Great Britain. He was an alumnus of the University of Utah.
A native of Salt Lake City, he was born Oct. 10, 1914, a son of John D. and Una Pratt Giles. He married Marjorie Kimball on Feb. 11, 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Survivors include his widow; four sons and two daughters, Parley P. Jr., Mrs. Gary D. (Marilyn) Peterson, David K., Ronald K., Louise K., John K., all Salt Lake City; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Merlin J. (Dorothy) Topham, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Edward L. (Lucille) Gardner, Canoga Park, Calif.
Funeral services were held Mar. 4 in the Yalecrest Second Ward Chapel and burial was in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in