Graham ParfittApr 7, 2013 Staff
Graham Parfitt, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, near Lusk. He was 18 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services are at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Storey Gym, 2810 House Ave., Cheyenne. A reception will follow at 5 p.m., April 6, in the Central High School commons, Cheyenne.
Graham Parfitt was born May 16, 1994, in Lander, the son of Todd and Kim Parfitt.
He was a student at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He was an Order of the Arrow Eagle Scout with the Boy Scout Troop 116, an all-state swimmer, member of the state championship Science Olympiad teams, and percussionist for both marching and jazz bands at Central High School.
He also participated with the Wyoming All-State Marching Band. He built the footbridge at Hynd's Lodge at Curt Gowdy State Park.
His family said he loved Celtic music, hiking, mountain biking, playing his drums and anything to do with science.
He was a gifted writer of fantasy stories and a voracious reader. He was a gift of joy, always optimistic, and supremely compassionate and was dearly loved by family and friends.
He is survived by his parents, Todd and Kim Parfitt of Cheyenne; sister Kelsey Parfitt of Chey-enne; and grandmothers Walta Parfitt of Rocky River, Ohio, and Barbara Palmer of Berea, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Roger T. Parfitt and Allan B. Palmer.
Arrangements are under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home (www.schraderfuneral.com).