Kim Ann Parish

Kim Ann Parish Fuller passed away peacefully on September 18, 2021, just  a few days after her 65th birthday.  She was born on September 14, 1956, in Amarillo.

Services will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 5005 I-40 in Amarillo. Interment will follow at Llano Cemetery East. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lighthouse Funeral Home, of Amarillo

Kim was the oldest child and only daughter of Joe and Marilyn (Herring) Parish.  As a child, her father often referred to her affectionately as “punk” (short for punkin’)  She inherited her mother’s delicate features, blonde hair, and blue eyes, along with a great deal of spunk and fortitude, and a love for fun, from bona fide Parish genes.  She was beautiful inside and out.

She loved her brothers, Joe, Shawn, and Shane.  Over the years, she shared that love with her sisters-in-law.  She was a stepmother, a grandmother, and a doting aunt.  A lifelong resident of the Texas Panhandle, she grew up in Amarillo and later moved to Happy.  She was an AHS Sandie; a homemaker; a barber; an upholsterer; a Pilates enthusiast; a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church; a Republican; an animal lover (especially dogs); a Meals-on-Wheels driver for years; and a cancer warrior who embraced Jesus as her Lord and Savior.  She was all that, and then some.

Kim was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donnell Fuller; her grandparents, Bill and Fay Parish, and Tullie and Clara Herring.

She is survived by her brothers, Joe, of Austin, Shawn of Amarillo, Shane and wife, Sue, of Amarillo; her children in Amarillo and Austin, Joshua Fuller and wife, Amanda, Leigh Fuller, Leslie Meier, Jessica Ehrlich and husband Taylor; seven grandchildren, Hannah, Thomas, Jailey, Preston, Isabel, Vedder, and Caroline; her uncles and aunts, Max and Karen Parish, Duke and Jan Parish, and Jerry Herring; many cousins, nieces and nephews, including Erin Kay  Robertson and husband, Ross; T.J. Parish, Morgan Parish, Kurry Parish and wife Stephanie, Kelsi Fay Parish, and many cherished lifelong friends.

If you would like to honor Kim and the difference her life made, the family suggests donations be made to a local animal rescue shelter.

4 Comments

  1. Becky Platts Powell

    I met Kim through my SnL Mary PLATTS. Mary & Kim were lifelong friends. Anytime I saw Kim she just emitted HAPPY! Always a smile on her face. My MnL , Anne Reid always spoke highly of Kim & her expertise on upholstery& her joy of life
    To her family, I know her loss is great… to Mary, my heart hurts for you. I lost a lifelong (55 yrs) friend also & the emptiness is huge. The gifts we rec’v from them are just that … LIFELONG. My prayers & love to you Mary & to her family, my heartfelt condolences

  2. David Thomas

    Kim was one of the sweetest most beautiful person I ever knew. She had the most beautiful smile and personality and will be missed. The world needs more smiles like Kim.

  3. Christy Collier

    Sending our love and prayers to the Parish and Fuller family. Kim holds a special place in our hearts and she is missed.
    Ronnie, Betty, Christy, Ricky and Lynn, and Rocky Upton

  4. Debi (Swafford)Stavenhagen

    Kim was an awesome person, She did the hair of my entire family for years, and her laugh and love will be cherished. Her love of animals made her even brighter! Her 2 dogs Indian and Cowboy, often sat by my daughter while she cut my hair. The smile on her face said it all!
    She will be missed!

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