Zoe M. Parrott, 96

World War II veteran

January 30, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Zoe M. Parrott, a former longtime Dickeyville resident and World War II veteran, died of pneumonia Monday at the Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 96.

Zoe McFadden was born and raised in Roanoke, Ind. She attended Butler University in Indianapolis, and earned a law degree from George Washington University Law School in 1940.

In 1942, she enlisted in the Navy WAVES - Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service - and served in Washington as a member of the Judge Advocate Corps.

She was discharged in 1946 with the rank of lieutenant.

Mrs. Parrott lived on Pickwick Road in Dickeyville for more than 30 years before moving to the Arbutus retirement community in 1986.

She volunteered at Kernan Hospital and was a member of the Dickeyville Garden Club.

Mrs. Parrott was a longtime member of Dickeyville Memorial Presbyterian Church, where plans for a memorial service to be held there were incomplete yesterday.

Her husband of 47 years, Thomas C. Parrott, a former Social Security Administration executive, died in 1990.

Surviving are a son, Thomas M. Parrott of Catonsville; a daughter, Emily K. Cator of Seattle; a brother, James H. McFadden of LaGrange, Ind.; and two granddaughters.

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