May “Jean” Parish

Dec. 2, 1925-April 10, 2021

May “Jean” Parish, 95,

Minot, ND, passed away

Saturday, April 10, 2021,

at her residence.

May Jean was born De-

cember 2, 1925, the

daughter of Harold Ernest

and Effie Laura (Morrison)

Robertson in Bathgate,

ND. She was raised and

educated in Bathgate gra-

duating from Bathgate

High School. She moved

to Cleveland, Ohio, where

she graduated from a

business college there.

She then went to work for

a plumbing company in

Pittsburgh, PA.

May Jean married Rex

Parish in Bathgate, ND on

August 8, 1948. They had

two sons, Harold and Lar-

ry. They lived in Grand

Forks, Devils Lake, New

Rockford, Bismarck,

Jamestown until moving

to Minot in 1964. In

Minot she worked at the

University of North Dako-

ta Minuteman School at

Minot Air Force Base for

24 years, where she was

appreciated for her hard

work and competence.

Rex passed away June

26, 2008 and May Jean

continued to live in Minot

until her death.

Jean was a long time

member of All Saints Ep-

iscopal Church, Minot,

where she was very ac-

tive, particularly in the

Women’s Evening Guild,

holding various officer po-

sitions over time. She

liked to try new recipes,

and made the best bars

and cookies, which she

generously shared with

her church, family, and

friends. She liked staying

active, both physically

and mentally, with gar-

dening, yard work, and

reading, along with bowl-

ing and golf with friends

who appreciated her

humor and keen wit. She

was a member of the

Prairie Quilt Guild, and

made beautiful quilts,

creating treasured keep-

sakes for her grandchil-

dren and children.

Her loving family in-

cludes: Son, Harold Par-

ish, Minot, ND;

Daughter-in-law, Peggy

Maxwell, Richville, MN;

Grandchildren :

Chanomi Maxwell-Parish

(Frank Steed), Jeremy

Maxwell-Parish (Lindsey

Scherloum), and Andrew

Maxwell-Parish (Alex

Buzo). one Great-

grandchild, Edith Jean

and numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins.

May Jean was preced-

ed in death by her

parents; husband, Rex,

son, Larry Parish, brothers

and sisters, William,

Edna, Elizabeth, Lois,

James and Donald.

Services will take place

at a later time.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at (www. thomp-