Linda June Parker, 73, of Wickenburg, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Wickenburg Community Hospital. Her husband and both of her sons were with her when her struggle with COPD came to an end.
Linda was born in Gallup, N.M., June 13, 1946, to Arthur and Verna (Johnson) Puffer. Linda grew up in Durango, Colo., with an older brother and two sisters. In September 1965 she married her love, Larry Parker, and they have been together the past 54 years. Over those years, Linda was a public school teacher; both middle and high school in Cortez, Colo.; restaurant owner and operator in Silverton, Colo.; and picture framer and business owner in Wickenburg. Along the way, she received a master’s degree in education. Through the picture framing business, Linda was very involved in the Wickenburg art community and museum.
Linda is survived by her husband, Larry Parker of Wickenburg; her two sons Travis (Mia) Parker of Cortez, Colo., and Doug (Kelly) Parker. of Fort Collins, Colo. Never having daughters, Linda was very proud and loving of her two daughters-in-law. Linda loved her three grand-children and their spouses as they grew up and started their own families. Morgan Parker Head and husband Nathan of Cortez; Tomas Parker and wife Alexis of Cortez; and Trevor Parker of Fort Collins. Linda is also survived by her three great-grandchildren, Riah, Aspen and Trenton Head. She is also survived by her older sister, Cookie Seale and her husband Butch of Durango, and younger sister, Terry Shove of Springerville.
Having travelled the world throughout her life, one of Linda’s favorite places was Lake Powell. The family will have a memorial service and celebration of her life later this fall. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Wickenburg Community Hospital for the compassion and respect that they showed Linda as her time came to an end. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wickenburg Art Club designated for their youth art programs.
“Come to me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Friends may offer online condolences at www.wickenburgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory.