ROY DIMITRI PARSONS
The Son; The Witness; The Artist
Roy Dimitri Parsons, son of Russian housekeeper Anna Kupryanova, was known by several different names during his early childhood. These included Roy Kupryanova, Roy Chandra, Roy Soni and Roy Cooper. At the age of 10 years, he was one of three witnesses present at the Long Meadow Farm on the morning of Alice Parsons's disappearance in June of 1937.
At the age of 5 years, Roy was brought to the U.S. and moved into the Parsons' farm house with his mother Anna Kupryanova. At the age of 11 years, just 6 months after the Alice Parsons kidnapping, he moved to California with his housekeeper mother Anna and William H. Parsons. Shortly after the move he was officially adopted by William H. Parsons. Roy attended school in California and eventually joined the Navy. "He later became a respected artist, sculptor, and gallery owner. As an artist, Roy was known for his art in animals, birds, and still-life paintings in a surrealist style and more than 200 of his works had been acquired by collectors in the U.S., Europe, and South America. He eventually moved to Texas and lived here until his death." Roy passed away on November 24, 2007, in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife Allyn of California. He was preceded in death by his son, Kiran Ravi Parsons in 1994. The above 1937 drawing of a bi-plane was found in between the pages of one of Roy's school books in 1937 and became a key piece of evidence in the disappearance of Alice Parsons.