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Wanda Lee Ruth Parsley Linn
Birth: Oct. 19, 1919
Newport
Jackson County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1991
Lebanon
Linn County
Oregon, USA

Wanda was cremated and her ashes spread on the bluffs overlooking the Columbia River on the Oregon side near the town of Mt. Hood.
Wanda was married to Alvis Paul Gowen and they had five daughters; Betty Louise, Barbara Joyce, Lana Gaye, Judy Marie, & Connie Jo. They moved to Oregon around 1945 and lived their lives around Lebanon area. Wanda died from breast cancer.

(Note from daughter Joyce) If there is any one thing mother taught us it was to be survivors! We had the skills to survive most of life's crisis! We could cook, garden, sew, make repairs and can endless amounts of food. We were all taught a strong work ethic. It was nothing to see mom with hammer in hand tearing out a wall, chopping wood or wringing a chickens neck. You would have thought we lived in the 1800's. She had so many interests you couldn't keep up; from reading trash to philosophy, sewing, crocheting, knitting, building stuff, gardening and raising five daughters. She shot more than one deer and liked to fish and camp. She was strong physically and mentally and kind and unselfish.

Wanda and Alvis "Red" Gowen were divorced for a couple of years and then remarried in 1960. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Shelby Homer Parsley (1890 - 1949)
  Lucinda Tindell Parsley (1890 - 1977)
 
 Spouses:
  Alvis Paul Gowen (1913 - 1994)
  Harold B Linn (1913 - 1995)*
 
 Children:
  Lana Gaye Gowen Armstrong (1943 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charlotte Ruby Lee Parsley Burks (1907 - 1988)*
  Emily Parsley (1909 - 1910)*
  Gladys Marie Parsley Reeves (1912 - 2001)*
  Virgil Homer Parsley (1917 - 1983)*
  Wanda Lee Ruth Parsley Linn (1919 - 1991)
  Bernice Corbet Parsley (1922 - 1963)*
  Amos Austin Parsley (1924 - 2004)*
  Mildred Beatrice Parsley Cole (1927 - 1975)*
  Myrtle Eloise Parsley Kelly (1930 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered on the bluffs above the Columbia River near Mt. Hood.
 
Created by: LarsenBJ
Record added: Dec 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63320672
Wanda Lee Ruth <i>Parsley</i> Linn
Added by: lloker
 
Wanda Lee Ruth <i>Parsley</i> Linn
Added by: LarsenBJ
 
Wanda Lee Ruth <i>Parsley</i> Linn
Added by: LarsenBJ
 
 
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This week is Thanksgiving mom and we will all be missing your terrific dressing. None of the daughters can make it like you do! All my love, Joyce.
- Barbara Joyce Larsen
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014

- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Oct. 23, 2014

- Joyce
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
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