Kathryn Parrott

August 10, 1943October 17, 2018

Kathryn Parrott, age 75, of Santa Fe, NM, died of natural causes on October 17, 2018. Born in August 1943 in Edina, MN, she was the second daughter of Maynard and Kathryn Rue. She attended Drake University and the University of Minnesota where she was affiliated with Delta Gamma Sorority. Throughout her high school and college years she was active in cheerleading. She was married to Michael Parrott for 54 years and they have three daughters, Jennifer Robinson of Evergreen, CO, Deborah Parrott of Fort Wayne, IN, and Lesleigh Mitchell of Denver, CO. The Parrotts have 7 grandchildren. In addition, because all their siblings predeceased them, Kathy and Mick Parrott have very close ties with an extended family that includes 8 nieces and nephews and their families. The Parrotts lived most of their married life in Fort Wayne, IN, where Kathy was active as an aerobics instructor and in arts and philanthropic organizations. She worked for Vera Bradley Designs and ICON Exhibits in various administrative and customer service roles. Active skiers and sailors, Kathy and Mick enjoyed traveling, hiking and golfing, especially from their home on shores of Lake Michigan. Along with her husband and a small group of parents interested in educational excellence, she was an original founder in 1977 of Canterbury School, a pre-K to 12 college preparatory school in Fort Wayne. She and her husband were active members in Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Wayne for over 40 years and are currently members of The Church of the Holy Faith in Santa Fe. Kathy Parrott was known for her gracious manner, joyful personality, vibrant spirit and natural beauty. She will be laid to rest in the church’s columbarium following a funeral service at Trinity Episcopal Church on November 2, 2018. Memorials may be made to the Chapel Guest Speakers Fund at Canterbury School, Turnstone Center For Children And Adults With Disabilities, the Greater Fort Wayne Community Foundation, Riley Children’s Hospital, Trinity Episcopal Church or your charity of choice.


  • Chapel Guest Speakers Fund at Canterbury School
  • Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities
  • Greater Fort Wayne Community Foundation
  • Riley Children's Hospital
  • Trinity Episcopal Church


  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 2, 2018

Kathryn Parrott

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Rick & Barbara Brown

November 4, 2018

We were blessed to meet and spend time with Kathy & Mick along with the Corlett’s at their retreat in Pentwater. A gracious, capable & wonderful host & person. We were blessed to meet & spend with time with them. She did so much for so many & will be greatly missed but her legacy & spirit will live on. RIP


October 31, 2018

When we were juniors she had a summer party and when I came in the back yard, she started grinning, I had bought a pair of peddle pushers, she thought they looked like (bad) toreador pants.
She made a make shift matador hat and put it on my head and my 20 or so good friends laughed at me for 20 minutes .
There just was NO one better than her.......