Deborah Gail Flanagan-Parsons; Longtime Resident


Deborah Gail Flanagan-Parsons, a travel agent and San Fernando Valley native, has died in Los Angeles. She was 39.

Mrs. Flanagan-Parsons died Wednesday of respiratory failure due to complications of Hodgkin’s disease, said her husband, Wayne Parsons.

A native of Burbank, she grew up in the San Fernando Valley and lived here most of her life. Flanagan-Parsons married Steve Blevens; the couple was divorced in 1987.


After raising her family, she became a travel agent and worked from 1984 to 1987 at Beck Travel in Granada Hills. She continued in the profession, as her health permitted, until her death.

She is survived by her husband of two years; a son, Jess Blevens of Mission Hills; a daughter, Dawn Blevens of Mission Hills; mother, Mary Flanagan of Mission Hills; and a sister, Sheri Morris of Granada Hills.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Memorial Park, 22601 Lassen St. in Chatsworth. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 15950 Chatsworth St. in Granada Hills. Utter McKinley Mortuary in Mission Hills is handling the arrangements. Donations can be made in Mrs. Flanagan-Parsons’ name to St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church.