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Jeannie Marie Linson, passed away in her home in Soldotna, Alaska, surrounded by her family after a brief but strenuous battle with lung cancer on October 1, 2013. She was 63,

There will be a private viewing and graveside Bahá’í service. In addition, a Pot Luck celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center.

Jeannie was born on April 6, 1950, to Lewis and Alice Rasmussen in Los Angeles. In 1962, Jeannie and her family moved to Soldotna. Where she attended local area schools, graduating from KCHS in 1968, where she met her future husband of 43 years Buddy Linson. Jeannie and Buddy established residence and started their family in Soldotna where she worked various jobs before opening Cozy Cushion Upholstery in 1994. Arts and crafts were a gift and passion in Jeannie’s life, this was eventually expressed and appreciated by many through her business with Cozy Cushions. 

Jeannie’s family will always remember her as a loving and caring woman who took the time to meet the needs of others. Jeannie’s children, nieces and nephews remember countless bonding moments with her over fun crafting projects. Jeannie was an avid card player, dog lover, gardener, world traveler, and loved to spend time with her five grandchildren. Jeannie was a devoted member of the Bahá’í Faith and an active member of the Bahá’í community. 

Her parents preceded her in death. Jeannie was survived by, her husband Walter “Buddy” Linson, daughter and son in-law Robin and Jake Denbrock, daughter and son in-law Daniele and Jeff Johnson, son and daughter in-law Nathan Linson and Amber Kraxberger-Linson, brother and sister in-law Mike and Diana Rasmussen, sister Terrie Tanner, her five beautiful grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

In lieu of sending flowers to the family they request any donations be sent to the local Hospice of the Central Peninsula, P.O. Box 2584 Soldotna; Homeopaths Without Borders (homeopathswithoutborders-na.org), or any charity of your choice. Please pray for the surviving family members and remember a beautiful woman, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, business woman, artist, and person of faith. 

Jeannie’s loving and joyful soul has winged her flight to the Glorious Paradise.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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