COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF JEB PARR, UNITED STATES NAVY; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 81
(Extensions of Remarks - May 17, 2018)

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         COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF JEB PARR, UNITED STATES NAVY

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                           HON. DEREK KILMER

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 17, 2018

  Mr. KILMER. Mr. Speaker, I would like to take a moment to commemorate 
the life of my former constituent, Jeb Parr, who passed away on April 
19. Jeb was a fervent advocate for our nation's public shipyards. His 
sudden passing is a huge loss to the submarine and ship maintenance 
community.
  Jeb dedicated his professional life to the U.S. Navy. He began his 
active service career in 1975. At that time, he enrolled in and 
completed the yearlong nuclear engineering training at the fast-paced 
and prestigious Naval Nuclear Power School, which was founded by the 
father of the America's Nuclear Navy, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover. It was 
here where the motto ``Knowledge, Integrity, Excellence'' was forever 
ingrained in Jeb. He would carry this standard with him for the rest of 
his life.
  Following eight years of active military service, Jeb came to Puget 
Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF) 
to work as a nuclear engineer. Over his thirty years of dedicated 
service at the shipyard, Jeb nurtured a passion for teaching others and 
served an integral role in developing nuclear training and 
qualification programs at the shipyard. He possessed an innate ability 
to recognize and acknowledge the person behind the trainee or worker. 
He was often sent by managers to facilitate discussions between parties 
with opposing views, as he had a talent for finding common ground and 
identifying a solution to challenging problems. These abilities, 
coupled with his prior experience, brought him to work in the 
Industrial Operations Directorate at Naval Sea Systems Command in 
Washington, D.C. in 2016 to oversee training and personnel policy at 
all four public shipyards.
  Jeb leaves behind his loving husband of two-and-a-half years, Jose 
Isidoro Lemus. He will be remembered for his willingness to take time 
for others, his kindness, and his commitment to mission. On behalf of 
myself and the U.S. House of Representatives, we send our thoughts and 
prayers to Jose and the rest of Jeb's family during this challenging 
time

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