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Linda Louise Parsons

June 12, 1945 - April 10, 2021

Service Date April 16, 2021

Church New Underwood Gym

Memorial Services will be on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. at New Underwood High School Gymnasium. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home.

Memorial Services will be live-streamed on the Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home Facebook page.
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Linda Parsons (75) of Spearfish, SD was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who went to her heavenly home to be with Jesus on April 10th, 2021 while she was surrounded by her family.

Linda was born June 12, 1945 in Hot Springs, SD to Everett and Katherine Griffis. Her very humble beginnings began on a small farm near Edgemont, SD and by the time she was a young girl she lived in Edgemont as the middle child with her older sister Mary and younger brother Bill. She grew up in a loving home with lots of close friends and relatives nearby.

She graduated from Edgemont High School in 1963 and began attending college the following year at Spearfish Teachers College in Spearfish, SD.

In the summer of 1964 Linda met Ron and they were married 2 years later in Edgemont SD, June 5th, 1966.

Linda’s first and only teaching job took them to New Underwood. She taught English, was the librarian and computer science teacher. During Linda’s long teaching career she made many lifelong friends who eventually brought their own children and grandchildren into her classroom.

Linda took time off during her teaching career to start a family. Ron and Linda welcomed 5 children into their lives. Rhonda, Scott, Jason, Roxanne and Rachel. Her legacy includes 17 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and one on the way. Linda loved her family and enjoyed hosting many family gatherings throughout the years.

Linda was very active in the New Underwood Community Church. She taught children and adult Sunday school, vacation bible school and various ladies bible studies in her home. Linda served many years as the church treasurer and served in Family Circle. She was also very active in the New Underwood Fire Department Auxiliary.

In 2019 Linda was reunited with her son Brent Slotten.

Grateful for having the privilege of sharing her life are her husband of 54 years, Ron Parsons, Spearfish, SD; Children, Brent (Lorraine) Slotten, Wahpeton, ND; Scott (Cindy) Parsons, Spearfish, SD; Jason (Laurel) Parsons; Oconomowoc, WI; Roxanne (Rick) Miller, Elko, MN; Rachel (Jordon) Kjerstad, Wall, SD; Grandchildren Craig, Shelby, Jordann, Lindsay, Miranda, Veronica, Nicholas, Jacob, Jack, Ava, Madelynn, Cameron, Kyler, Karmyn, Karley, Kacy, Katelynn; Great Grandchildren, Booker, Elsie, Brinley, Bradi and Oakleigh; Brother, William (Jeri) Griffis and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her daughter Rhonda Thompson, her parents Everett and Katherine Griffis; Sister, Mary Niehaus.

Memorial Services will be on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. at New Underwood High School Gymnasium. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made in Linda’s name to New Underwood Community Church and New Underwood School Library.

Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family through the funeral home website.

 
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