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Ryan Dale Parrish

April 12, 1986 — November 18, 2022


Ryan Dale Parrish

Ryan Dale Parrish, 36, of Carlsbad, NM passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022. Ryan was born on April 12, 1986, in Carlsbad, NM to Dale and Tina Parrish.


Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, November 26, 2022, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor John W. Burke officiating. Condolences may be expressed online at

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Growing up, Ryan loved playing baseball and golf. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 2004, and went on to college at Texas Tech University and then graduated from the University of New Mexico with his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Ryan then started working at WIPP in 2007, where he worked as an Underground Facility Manager, a Facilities Shift Manager, and then a Nuclear Safety Analyst. Ryan was an outdoors enthusiast, and loved hunting and collecting guns. He had a great sense of humor and an ornery personality, which always led him to messing around with his friends and family. He was also the most kind, giving, and loving gentleman who gave the best hugs. To Ryan, his family was his world, and the joy and excitement he had starting the next chapter in life with his wife Kelsey was unmatched. He lives on in the hearts of all who knew him, and he will forever be deeply missed. 


Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Dale and Barbara Parrish; and his maternal grandparents, Indian and Betty Whygles.


Ryan is survived by his wife and best friend, Kelsey Parrish of Carlsbad, NM; daughter, Brooklyn Garza and James of Carlsbad, NM; parents, Dale and Tina Parrish of Carlsbad, NM; brother, David Dossey and Lyrissa of Carlsbad, NM; nephew, James Dossey and Rhylee of Carlsbad, NM; niece, Kaley Dossey and Josh of Carlsbad, NM; parents-in-law, Scott and Pam Gregory of Carlsbad, NM; and numerous extended family and friends.


Honorary PallbPallbearers are: David Dossey, Rusty Wiseman, Colin White, Jason Carrasco, Chris Belis, and Justin Yandell.

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