Danielle Parshall passes away
Danielle Parshall passed away the morning of July 15, 2020. Having been ill for quite some time, she was residing in an in an Adult Family Home and, due to Covid-19, her husband Dick was only allowed to see her through a window.
Dick and Danielle were active in their home society, Snohomish County Dahlia Society (SCDS), the Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers, and the American Dahlia Society. Danielle, with her husband Dick, were always worker bees! Danielle held the position of Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer for SCDS for several years. They served as both Judging Evaluation Co-Chairs, and Chairs of Judging Instruction for the Federation. For the ADS, they served on the Classification Committee for many years.
Over the years, they have originated many award-winning dahlias, including winning the Stanley Johnson Medal two years in a row for Clearview Daniel in 2018 and Clearview Edie in 2019.
Dick and Danielle were always partners. They worked together well in anything they took on. Dick served as President of the Federation for 8 years, leading the Federation through a successful 2014 National Show. Danielle was always by his side, supporting him in any way possible.
Danielle will be greatly missed throughout the dahlia world.
Rest in peace, dahlia friend.