In Memory

Lynda Alderson (Friesen)

Linda Lea (Alderson) Friesen of Cleveland, OK went to be with Our Lord in Heaven on Saturday, March 29, 2008. She succumbed to complications of pulmonary illness, for which she had been treated for several years.

Linda was born January 26, 1942, in Howard. She grew up and attended school in Newton. After marrying her husband, Marion Friesen, she resided in Wichita for a number of years before moving to the Keystone Lake area of Oklahoma in 1972.

Linda had a lifelong love of all things beautiful, particularlly flowers and plants. This lifelong appreciation compelled her to attend and graduate from the Kansas School of Floral Design. Following her graduation, she opened and operated her own business, Keystone Lake florist, in Cleveland, for a number of years.

At her death she was survived by her husband, Marion A. Friesen of Clebeland; her brother, Larry Alderson and wife, Bobbi, of Wichita; daughters, Laurie Davis and her husband, John, of La Vista, NE, Sherrie Kammerer of Cleveland, and Christy Mathews and husband, Steward, of Jacksonville, Fl; son, Christopher Friesen and wife, susie, of Broken Arrow, OK; grandsons, Joshua Mitchell, Eric Davis, Hunter Mathews, Corey Mathews, and Braden Friesen; and granddaughters, Elizabeth Davis, and Chalyn Friesen.

Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Cleo Nadine Alderson, and her father, Edward Lee Alderson, both of Newton.

Linda was a loving sister, wife, mother, cousin, aunt and grandmother who shared her many talents and gifts with us all. We will always remember and cherish that in our hearts.

A memorial service celebrating her life was at Floral-Haven Funeral Chapel in Broken Arrow.

(Adapted from the Newton Kansan, 2008)