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Linda Lancaster Parrish

September 25, 1939 — April 16, 2021

Linda Lancaster Parrish

Linda Lancaster Parrish, 81, of Windermere, Florida passed away peacefully on April 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on September 25, 1939 in Gainesville, Florida to Howell E. Lancaster Sr. and Virginia Deen Lancaster. She graduated from Trenton High School as Valedictorian of her 1957 class, where she was an outstanding basketball player. She attended Florida Southern and graduated from the University of Florida in 1961. Linda was an adventurous spirit and lived and worked in Washington D.C. and Oakland, California prior to returning to Florida in 1971. She started work at Disney World on April 1, 1971 prior to the opening of the Magic Kingdom in October 1971. She loved her job and worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice-President of the Magic Kingdom and they were instrumental in the opening of EPCOT in 1982. Linda loved showing her Disney World to her family and friends. After her retirement from Disney, Linda worked twenty years part-time for the Orange County Convention Bureau. Linda loved the Gators, watermelons, all things Mickey Mouse, reading, traveling and cruising, all her schnauzers and playing games. She loved being with her family at Hart Springs and the Suwannee River. Linda was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Margaret Lancaster and her sister-in-law, Linda Allenbaugh of Bayfield, Co., and is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Allan D. Parrish of Windermere; her devoted son, Braden Douglas Parrish of Orlando; her brother, Howell E. Lancaster Jr. (Sheree) of Trenton; her nephews, Deen (Lena) of Trenton and Trip (Leah) of Fanning Springs; a sister-in-law, Julie Fischer of Winter Garden; her nieces and nephew, Kristen (Josh), Courtney (John) and Craig; her brother-in-law, Jack Allenbaugh; and her niece, Lori of Bayfield, Co. She is also survived by four great nephews, Matthew (Jessica), Major, Landon and Warren and four great nieces, Mariah, Thea, Bryn and Evie; and her kitty, Jingles. There will be a graveside service on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Trenton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County Inc., c/o P.O. Box 1256, Trenton, FL 32693.
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