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Verna May Linzey


1919 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Verna May Linzey Obituary
Verna May Linzey May 17, 1919 - November 11, 2016 Escondido Verna May (Hall) Linzey was born May 17, 1919 in Coffeyville, Kansas and passed away November 11, 2016. Her parents were Carey Franklin and Alice May (Hart) Hall. She attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University when it was in Enid, Oklahoma, before moving with her family to San Diego around 1938. Verna married Stanford E. Linzey in Mercedes, Texas on July 13, 1941. Verna Linzey and her husband became ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God Church soon after marrying. They pioneered and built the second protestant church in El Cajon in 1947, then called The Evangelistic Tabernacle, on the corner of Avocado and Washington Streets. Verna's husband served as a Navy Chaplain from 1955 to 1974, then retired from the Navy to continue Evangelism, Travel, & writing having settled in Escondido. Verna and her husband produced 10 children, five girls and five boys. All ten have served as ministers or married ministers; three are now retired military Chaplains. The children of Verna Linzey are: Gena English, of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Janice Mathis, of Napa, CA; Stanford Eugene Linzey III, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; Virginia Darnelle Lemons (decd.), formerly of Fresno, CA; Sharon Ackerman, of Bloomington, IN; George Linzey, of El Cajon, CA; Vera Nelson, of Warner Springs, CA; Paul Linzey, of Lakeland, FL; David Linzey, of Benicia, CA; James Linzey, of Escondido, CA. A business woman caring for rental properties and her large family, Verna enjoyed playing the piano and organ, genealogy, and singing. She was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ and taught her children to be disciples of their Christian faith. She passed away at age 97 at the Balboa Navy Hospital, San Diego, CA. A funeral Celebration on her life will be held at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Chapel Dec 13 at 10:00 a.m. with burial Interment following at the Miramar National Cemetery.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Dec. 4, 2016
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