Kathryn Charise Parsons, beloved daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother passed away on September 25, 2019, surrounded by loved ones in her Gilbert, AZ home, after a five-year battle with Colorectal Cancer.
Charise was born on May 16, 1970 in Flagstaff, Arizona to Charles and JoAnn (Ervien) Parsons. Charise lived life to the fullest, always keeping very busy and active. She attended Mountain View High School where she participated in multiple sports and served her classmates as a member of the Student Government. Charise graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business. Career-oriented, she ambitiously worked from management to business ownership within the fundraising industry.
Although her fight with cancer was long and difficult, Charise’s positive attitude and outlook on life inspired others who also fought the same battle. Constantly surrounded by friends and family, her love for life brightened the lives of all that knew her. Charise’s love for being a mother and grandmother beamed through her devotion and dedication to her children and grandchildren.
Charise was preceded in death by her father, Charles. She was survived by her mother, JoAnn; children: Kennedy (Aaron) Luke, Jensyn, Shyan, Jordan, and Maddux, grandson, Camden; siblings: Tim, Greg (Suzette), Tiffany (Matt) Swann, Chantel (Clifton Fligger), and Taryn (Randy) Stock; life partner, Amy Benz, and the father of her children, Tom Green.
A Celebration of Life for Charise will be held on November 3, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hilton Double Tree Event Center: 1800 S. Santan Village Pkwy, Gilbert, AZ 85295.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance fundraiser at fundraise.ccalliance.org. Additionally, a Go Fund Me account has been established for her children at gofundme.com/f/love-for-charises-children. We love you, Charise. You will always be, “Our Sunshine.”