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OBIT: Linda Parsons, 70, of Charles City

This news story was published on March 19, 2020.
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Linda Parsons, 70, of Charles City, passed away February 27, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A gathering of family and friends and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Linda Jean Christensen, the daughter of Lloyd and Elsie (Bombach) Christensen, was born on February 14, 1950 in Waterloo, Iowa. She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1968 and attended the University of Northern Iowa for 3 years. Linda was united in marriage to Terry Parsons on January 22, 1972.

Linda had a variety of jobs including a teacher’s assistant and secretarial work. She had worked with the Census Bureau from 2000 to 2007 where she enjoyed tracking down interviewees.

Linda had a very strong faith and enjoyed attending church, prayer meetings and bible studies. She was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Church for over 30 years, many of which she taught Sunday school and she also was an active auxiliary Gideon. She was always reading a book, often until 2 in the morning (surprise- not a morning person). Occasionally helping with S.N.A.P. or maintaining city flower beds were included in her activities. She loved sunshine, warm waters, boating (tubing) and especially the ocean. Garage sales and thrift stores were a can’t miss item! Linda was a very adventurous and fun woman, but most of all it was her love and kindness for others that stood out. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Living family members include her devoted husband of 48 years, Terry Parsons; sons: Matthew (Sara) Parsons of Boone and Mark (Angie) Parsons of Charles City; 4 grandchildren: Anastasia Parsons, Angelica Parsons, Dylan Parsons, and Kylie Parsons; sister, Janet Kendall; sister-in-law, Sandy Kirchman; nephews: Aaron (Desiree) Kirchman and Bradley (Kim) Kendall; nieces: Elizabeth (Phil) Richards and Rachel (Steven) Galvan; along with many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Elsie Christensen.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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