Information submitted by his wife Allyn Parsons, February 2006:
Roy Dimitri Parsons was born in London, England in 1926. His mother and he emigrated to the United States in 1931 and he grew up on Long Island, New York near Stony Brook in a wooded, countryside environment.
From the age of 12 he lived in California in Atherton and Carmel where he completed high school. He joined the Navy in 1944. After being discharged he returned to California where he attended Menlo Junior College, then UCLA where he studied geology and mathematics with the intent to specialize in seismology. He then realized that his real interest lay in the field of art, and he was accepted into advanced painting classes in his last year
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