Alphonsus 'Al' Parent, 83, of Prineville passed Monday, January 30, 2017. A public service was previously held in Prineville. A second service will be held Saturday May 20, 2017 at 11am in St. Clare Parish, 8535 SW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97219.
Born May 24th, 1933 in Brainerd Minnesota. Al attended St. Clare, Columbia Prep and Portland State. Al was the owner of Parent Co. Builders, Pakana Tavern, Ship Tavern, and was commissioner of the Portland Umpires Association and commander of the American Legion Post #29. He loved woodworking, baseball and football. Al was a member of such organizations as St. Clare, American Legion, Eagles, Moose, and a lifetime member of the VFW.
Al is survived by his loving wife Betty (married on march 2, 1957), his five children: daughter Louise Reynolds (Curt Weindorf), daughter Mindy Harman (Buff), Son Art (Patti Seals), son Denny (Teri), and son John (Michelle). Al was blessed with 11 grandchildren: Christopher, Oliver, Tyler, Jennifer, Scott, Anthony, Elizabeth, Parker, Evan, Tyler and Cynthia; and, four great-grandchildren: Jackson, Mason, Luke, and Dexter. He loved them all very much. Al was preceded in death by his brother Tony, and survived by his brothers Jim and Ted.