Linda grew up in Manchester Connecticut with parents B. James, Hazel Harvey, and brother James. She had fond memories of her father tinkering away in the garage.
Linda was a private introverted individual, however those few she charmed with her sharp wit - became devoted loving friends for life.
In her Junior High School years Linda bonded with Suzuki, the pair described themselves as a few loners - whom banned together.
Linda met Sara at a new computer technologies company, back in 1967, and their fun loyal friendship grew, sustained throughout the next six decades. Sara and Linda traveled to Europe twice, Alaska, the Dominican Republic, tented in a two-person tent from California to Boston. Linda stayed nearly a year at Sara's family home and sheep ranch, enjoying stacking hay, helping during the lambing season and named every lamb that was born! She loved being part of Sara's family during holidays in Vermont.
In Linda's young adult life she moved to Boston, rode a motorcycle, was busy traveling to and from British Columbia and Vermont, also having her best friend stay with her in New Hampshire, and even traveling by herself to the Caribbean.
When Linda moved to the Seacoast she enjoyed restoring family antiques, and she volunteered to join her Condo Association Board in her small community, saving home owners thousands of dollars.
Through her various careers Linda worked as an Executive Secretary, as a Real Estate Agent and a Passport Center Processor.
Linda was a great cat Mom!, leaving her door open for them to come and go. She took on an unwanted vicious rascal who had previously been returned to the SPCA seven times. This wild defensive creature sent Linda to doctor's office many times with cuts on her hands., but with patience, over time, Linda was able to tame the feline, who at last found comfort sleeping close with her every night.
Although Linda's natural tendency was to be independent and on her own, in her later years, her isolation proved to be detrimental to her health. Fortunately when at her Senior Care Community - after she stopped smoking cigarettes and became engaged with others - Lindas health rebounded unexpectedly for about nine months. She preferred to sit outside in the sunny courtyard - or on a couch in a large hallway, just outside of her room, where she would see all the action pass by, she liked to watch what people were up to and could be counted on for a clever short dry comment or reply. She was a beloved favorite of the staff and guests. Linda finally passed away peacefully at her Elderly Home at the end of October.
Linda had a passion for various human, arts, animal and environmental non-profit groups, whom she gave to generously.
Her Will is directed to benefit many of her favorite charities.
In lieu of flowers - please feel free to donate to the cause of your choice.