Clair Neville Parrott was born on Jan. 24, 1913, the son of George and Phena (Neville) Parrott near Aurelia. He graduated from the Aurelia High School in 1930. On Nov. 25, 1932 Clair was united in marriage to Ruby Lucille Frank. To this union four children were born; Jim, Gwendolyn, Howard and Tom. Clair and Ruby spent their entire lives farming in the Aurelia area until 1981 when they moved to Alta. Ruby passed away Jan. 25, 1996. Clair moved to Methodist Manor in 2002, and then to Otsego Place when the new building was completed. He was a member of Alta United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, and was a 50 year member of Masons. Clair enjoyed flying as a hobby and owned his own plane, flying all over Iowa and Minnesota. In the 1950's Clair and Ruby hosted a fly-in at their farm. In his retirement he took up golfing and bowling. He was an avid reader and had a wonderful sense of humor.
Clair died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, at the age of 97 years, 11 months, and 12 days.
Preceding Clair in death were his parents, his wife of 63 years Ruby, one brother, Dean, and one sister, Fern Lyon.
Survivors include his children, Jim and his wife Barb Parrott of Des Moines, Gwen Mullinnix of Woodbine, Howard and his wife Marlene Parrott of Garner, and Tom and his wife Mary Parrott of Fruitland, twelve grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, special friend Jeanne Bircher of Storm Lake, and other relatives and friends.