Say hello and goodbye to La Salle's first librarian

Beulah “Bee” Parisi was, among other things, a teacher, a librarian, a mother, a wife, a Catholic. 
She started La Salle's library; a color portrait of her, painted by daughter Martha Parisi Dirksen ’72, hangs in the library lobby today (and is published on the bottom right of this page).
Parisi passed away April 7 at age 105.

Services will be April 20 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Rosary will be at 10:30 am and funeral Mass will be at 11 am.

Learn more about Parisi in her obituary, which starts: 

"In her 1951 Christmas letter, Bee Parisi announced that in the coming year she would get in on the ground floor of “organic gardening” by ordering a small tub of earthworms, through the mail, to jump-start a new compost pile. This was vintage Bee, the educated farm girl taking initiative to whip the garden into shape.

Beulah Marie Marrs was born in Wolford, North Dakota, on December 1, 1912, to Frank Marrs and the former Martha Wood. She was born the year the Titanic sank, but was clearly not deterred..."



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