LINDA ELLEN JONES PERRY
May 11, 1942 – September 26, 2018
Linda Ellen Jones was born in Death Valley, California. She grew
up in West Los Angeles, and attended University High School, Santa Monica City
College, and graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a BA in Education. She met her husband, Dennis Perry, at Westmont. They married on June 27, 1964, prior to attending graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle. Linda earned a Masters Degree in Education and spent several years teaching at the college level prior to the birth of her first child.
Every aspect of Linda’s life was driven by her love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She accepted Jesus as her savior as a young child and sought to follow Him faithfully for her entire time on this earth. She had a love for Missions which was expanded by a six month trip around the world with her husband in 1970. While a stay-at-home mother, Linda was an active volunteer in many civic and Christian organizations. She became the State President of New Mexico Right to Life and was an outspoken advocate for the rights of the pre-born. After the family relocated to Northern Virginia, Linda became the founding Executive Director of the Assist Crisis Pregnancy Center. For more than twenty years, she worked at the center to provide hope and positive options for women in unplanned pregnancies and to provide healing to those who had experienced abortion.
Linda joined her Savior after a nine-year battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her husband, Dennis, and her two daughters, Lynellen Perry and Elizabeth Maddrey. Though she is deeply missed, we take comfort in knowing that we will meet again one day.
Prepared by Dennis Perry - 12/2018