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Linda Barrett Greenley

January 18, 1952 — January 18, 2020

Linda Barrett Greenley passed away from leukemia on January 18, 2020, her 68th birthday, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.

Linda was born in Des Moines, IA. She grew up in Urbandale, IA, and graduated from Fort Collins (CO) High School in 1970. She attended Colorado State University and later worked as a flight attendant for United Air Lines with New York City as her base.

Linda married Doug Greenley her husband of almost 44 years, in Fort Collins in 1976. They resided in Fort Collins and St. Cloud, MN, but lived most of their married years in Moorhead, MN. Together they enjoyed travel with their family, many family get togethers, church activities, movies, and their children's activities and successes.

Linda's focus throughout her life was on her family and her church, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moorhead, MN. She taught religious education, served as a Eucharstic Minister, was a sponsor for RCIA, taught Baptism classes, worked at church bazaars, helped with the church bulletins, was a member of Catholic Daughters, and assisted at funerals. She ran for a school district board seat and worked to have sidewalks constructed on her block for children, among other activities. Linda enjoyed family gatherings at their Pelican Lake cabin, playing bridge, playing games with her grandchildren, reading and discussions with her book club and cooking. She always enjoyed trips to see her family in Colorado and loved them very much. She was a loving mother and wife.

Linda held degrees in Nursing and English from NDSU and MSUM, respectively and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a master's degree in Nursing. Linda was a dedicated and compassionate nurse. She worked at hospitals and clinics in Fargo with much of her time spent at Sanford and its predecessors. She worked as a floor nurse, charge nurse, case manager, electronic health records developer and other positions. Linda retired in 2017 after being diagnosed with cancer and being treated at the University of Minnesota.

Linda is survived by her husband, Doug; children, Matthew Greenley, Jill (Rachan) Kang, and Michael (Emma Lee) Greenley; grandchildren, Catherine and Madeline Greenley, Sofia and Edison Kang and Patrick and Gus Greenley; brothers, Daniel (Sharon) Barrett, John Barrett and Thomas (Julia) Barrett; sisters, Mary Beth (Charlie) Moreng and Jennifer (Rob) Kinion; brother-in-law, Roger (Claudia) Greenley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Helen Barrett; brother, Kevin; and her niece, Nicole Mosser.

A Gathering of Family and Friends for Linda will be Thursday, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 24, 2020, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo, ND.

(Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead, MN)



Gathering of Friends

JAN 23. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Prayer Service

JAN 23. 6:30 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Mass of Christian Burial

JAN 24. 11:00 AM (CT)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

218 10th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

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