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Jan L. Linsday

December 21, 1933 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 87)

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Janet (Jan) Linsday, 87 of Poncha Springs, died December 30, 2020, at home with her family in Poncha Springs.

She was born December 21, 1933, in Alton Illinois to William M. Littlefield and Helen Hoeland.

She graduated in 1954 from California State University Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in business and soon after married Thomas H. Linsday on June 23, 1956, in San Marino, Calif.

Jan moved to the valley in 1991 after living in Virginia, Southern California and Florida. She and her husband, Tom, owned property and began building their retirement home in Poncha Springs 28 years ago.

Jan was an active member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority in the Alpha Omicron #770 local chapter since 1992.  She managed a program that raised money for scholarships for deserving local high school students every year.  Her sorority sisters were always grateful for her tireless work on the sorority yearbooks as well.

Jan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughter Karen (Bob) Thompson of Keswick, Va.; son, David (Debbie) Linsday of Cocoa Beach, Fl; grandson, Bryan Linsday; granddaughter, Elaura Ambroziak; niece, Christina (Michael) Burg; great niece and nephew, Sandie and Chris.

Mrs. Linsday was preceded in death by her parents, William and Helen Littlefield and her husband, Thomas Linsday.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salida.

Interment will follow in Poncha Springs Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. 


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Memorial Mass
January 7, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Salida)

January 7, 2021

12:00 PM
Poncha Springs Cemetery

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