Engineer, mathematician pair leave $1.2 million to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Engineer, mathematician pair leave $1.2 million to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

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Linda and Budd Parrish are pictured at the Great Wall of China in an undated photo. The pair left .2 million to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Alzheimer's and cancer research.

Budd and Linda Parrish lived quietly on 80 acres outside of Harrah. The country home offered the privacy they craved following careers that took them around the world.

Budd, a U.S. Navy veteran and engineer, and Linda, a math lover whose work included posts in database management and computer programming, had no history of donations to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. So when Budd followed Linda in death, foundation officials were surprised to learn of a gift to OMRF worth $1.2 million.

“Mr. Parrish made just one call to us almost a decade ago,” said OMRF Senior Director of Development Sonny Wilkinson. “He shared their plans to name the foundation as a beneficiary of their estate but left few other details. We aren’t sure why the Parrishes selected OMRF, but we’re thankful they did.”

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Jenny Oslen