Willard Donnie David Parsons, a Roswell psychologist and dedicated mental health professional, lost his valiant battle with cancer on July 26, 2013. He was 68.
Son of a miner, Will was born May 5, 1945, in Miami, Ariz., and grew up in the company town of Hurley, New Mexico, working summers as a ranch hand on the Sweetbriar Ranch in Meeker, Colo. In 1968, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. It was at State that he met and married Susie Stelzner and they began their 46 years together.
Out of college, Will joined the U.S. Navy and became a pilot and advanced flight instructor at the Naval Air Training Center in Glynco, Ga. Following his service, he taught high school Login to read more