Pearl Ella Linden was born April 14, 1917 in Rutland Township, Woodbury County, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence G. and Elizabeth A. (Lancaster) Taylor. She attended country school near her farm home and later graduated from Pierson High School in 1934.
Following graduation, Pearl worked as a reporter for the Pierson Progress newspaper. She also assisted her family on the farm and neighbors with housekeeping and raising their children.
On April 2, 1946, Pearl and William Edward Linden were united in marriage at the Congregational Church in Kingsley. They made their home at various towns in the Midwest prior to moving to Pierson in the early 1950s. They later lived in Odebolt, until moving to their final home in Moville, in 1966. Along with homemaking, Pearl worked as a home health care assistant. She became a resident at Westwood Nursing and Rehab on Sept. 14, 2012.
While living on the farm, Pearl enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. This hobby continued throughout the years and she received numerous awards for her canning and floral arrangements at the Woodbury and Clay County fairs.
Pearl also enjoyed bird watching and caring for her houseplants, especially her African violets.
She and Bill enjoyed traveling during their retirement with their most memorable a trip to Alaska.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years, Bill of Moville; a son, Norman Linden and his wife Theresa, of Wallingford; a daughter, Grace Linden and her special friend Wayne Lindgren of Sioux City; five grandchildren, Lisa McDaniel, Angela (Robert) Mitchell, Shane (Deyra) Rix, Corabeth (special Friend Rob Tannenbaum) Linden, and Ryan McDaniel; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Clifford (Gilberta) Taylor, Orren (Leota) Taylor, George (Thelma) Taylor, Edward (Alice) Taylor, Victor Taylor, Charles (Ann) Taylor, Lloyd Taylor, Harold Taylor; sisters, Maud (Henry) Pierce, Nellie (Ed) Campbell, Elizabeth Alice Taylor.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The Rev. Len Garrison will officiate. Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery, rural Correctionville. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.