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Linda Carlsen

February 28, 1944 — June 9, 2019

Linda Carlsen, 75, passed away peacefully at home on June 9, 2019. She was born in Ogden, Utah at the end of the depression.

She was the oldest of seven kids and helped her mother raise her younger siblings. At 21 years old, she was blessed with the birth of her only daughter, Jodi. Linda and Jodi lived in Liberty, Utah for many years, and then moved to Soda Springs, Idaho. In 1984, Linda was blessed with the birth of her grandson, Jason, and in 1985, she was blessed with the birth of her granddaughter, Amanda. Linda made Soda Springs her home where she enjoyed working as a security guard. She was a very social person and made many friends.

Linda enjoyed watching her two grandchildren grow up. Family was most important to her. In 2003 her first great-grandson, Brooklyn, was born. Being a great-grandma, or GG as she always called it, was Linda's favorite thing to be. In 2009 her second great-grandson, Keston, was born, and in 2011 her third great-grandson, Quinton, was born. In 2014, a grandson, Steven, and a great-granddaughter, Hailee, became part of the family. Linda loved helping raise her great-grandchildren. Being with family is what she loved most. She had a very caring heart and if she told you she loved you, she meant it. She loved everyone "A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.

Linda is survived by her daughter Jodi Petersen; grandchildren Jason Allen, Amanda Polk, and Steven Polk; great grandchildren Brooklyn Young, Hailee Polk, Keston Young, and Quinton Young; and siblings Mark Orton, Marcia (Glee) Bateman, and Nina (Kevin) Barton.

Linda is preceded in death by her father Elmer Orton, mother Shirley Orton, sisters Susan Orton, and Sharon Bowen, and significant other Norm Comeau.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, June 17th at 1:00 pm at the Pocatello First Baptist Church, 408 N Arthur Ave, Pocatello, ID.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

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