Ellen Marie Linkey
1929 - 2009
Ellen Marie Linkey went home to be with her Lord Jesus and her beloved husband, Garth, on May 25, 2009.
She was born Nov. 14, 1929 in Ferndale, Mich. to George and Myrtle Cleveland. She had three brothers and a sister, all of whom she dearly loved and she moved to Phoenix in 1946 to join her parents.
She graduated from North Phoenix High School and married Garth Joseph Linkey on May 15, 1948.
The couple attended American Evangelical Lutheran Church in Phoenix for more than 50 years and they were the treasured parents of their four children, Lonna, Robert, James and Garth Michael.
Her family writes, “She was radiant with God’s love, kindness, mercy and wisdom. All who knew her were blessed by her life.”
Mrs. Linkey is survived by her four children, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 30 at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley. A visitation will precede the service at 9 a.m.