US Navy

Galen Alan Parr

January 14, 1948 ~ July 2, 2021 (age 73)


Galen Alan Parr, 73, of Boise, Idaho, passed away after a prolonged illness on July 2, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Galen was born in Long Beach, California to father, Clarence A. Parr, and mother, Melba E. Parr. Galen was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Trudy Carver, and a son Stefen Parr. Galen is survived by his devoted wife and high school sweetheart, Betty Jo Parr; his children, Chris (Keri) Parr, Tim (Terry) Staller, and Ryan (Mandi) Parr; and step-children, Eric Simmonsen, Heather Simmonsen, and Amanda Mohl. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Betty Hall; brother-in-law, Jim Carver; cousins, Chuck McFaddin, Wesley Parr, and Joanna Charbonneau; and his grandchildren, Noah White, Cooper Simmonsen, Parker Simmonsen, James Parr, Konstance Parr, Elijah Parr, and Weston Parr.

Galen graduated from Burley High School (class of 1967) and served in the US Navy (1968-1972). Galen farmed in the Raft River Valley with his father and uncles (the Parr brothers) and went on to pursue many other talents throughout his life. He especially enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and around the world, but his greatest passion was his family.

There will be no public memorial for Galen, per his wishes. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Idaho Networks of Child Advocacy at


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