Millicent Lindgren

Obituary of Millicent Elaine Lindgren

Mickey, as she was known her entire life, was born in Elkhart, Indiana, on October 26, 1944, to David and Geraldine Fair.  She was raised in a loving Christian home with two older brothers and a younger sister. After graduation from Elkhart Senior High, Mickey attended Moody Bible Institute during which time she worked three summers in Alaska for Victory Ministries, an outreach of Interact Ministries (at that time known as Arctic Missions).


After graduating from Moody in 1965, Mickey moved to Portland, Oregon to work as secretary to the director of the mission.  It was there she met and married the love of her life, Ronald William Lindgren, on March 15, 1969.


During the early 70s Mickey and Ron moved to Helena, Montana, where two sons, Jon and Joel, were born. Mickey loved being a mother and home maker, and appreciated the opportunity to remain at home and raise her sons while participating in various women’s ministries.


In 1989, Mickey joined the work force as a legal secretary and deputy clerk of court for the Judge of the Montana Workers Compensation Court. She worked there for 15 years until her retirement, when she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to be near her youngest son, Joel, and his family. Living near her grandchildren, and being part of their lives, brought her much joy and was a highlight of her life.


Mickey was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Stan and Milt Fair. She is survived by her husband, Ronald of 55 years; her two sons and their families, Jon William Lindgren of Ashburn, Virginia, his wife Caitlin and their two sons, Connor and Chris; Joel Alan Lindgren of Glendale, Arizona, his wife Lavinia and their four children Magdalena (Mrs. Ryan Mayer), Zacharia (Deniza), Joshua and Nadia. Also surviving is a sister, Cynthia “Cindy” (Mrs. Richard Jones) of Catonsville, Maryland.


As a young child, Mickey by faith accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. Her desire was to serve Him daily by her life. During the last thirteen years she felt led by the Lord’s call to minister to women and children through the ministry of Community Bible Study, where she served as coordinator for the Phoenix Northwest Class.


On March 13, 2024, Mickey found victory in her nearly 3 year battle with ovarian cancer, when she peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date at Grace Bible Church in Sun City, Arizona. Mickey had a heart for missions and preferred memorials in lieu of flowers be sent to Community Bible Study or Grace Bible Church. She wanted to be remembered as a follower of Jesus who loved well.

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