Linda’s mother once called her “a Renaissance Woman”, beaming with pride, “she can do anything.”
She loved ancient history, especially Egyptian and Native American.
She liked to paint, quilt, garden, and do jigsaw puzzles.
She and her husband, Kelly, loved traveling around the Western United States; hiking, sightseeing, photography, 4-wheeling, and rock hounding. They built a cabin in Utah, and added onto their house in Las Vegas – doing the work themselves.
She raised 5 children, all different from one another; allowing them to think for themselves and decide who they wanted to be.
She had unconditional love for each of them, and did everything she could to ensure they knew it.
Her extended family would refer to her home as a place where they always felt safe and loved.
A place where they would bake cookies, do arts and crafts, and sit down for dinner together.
She was kind and thoughtful; ensuring everyone was okay, making sure no one was forgotten, encouraging and helping whenever she could. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren felt like they could talk to her about anything, knowing they would be loved no matter what.
She was the heart of her family, bringing everyone together despite any differences between them.
The love she put out was returned to her – no one disliked her, or thought poorly of her.
She was a singular woman, irreplaceable in our hearts