As a person who doesn't usually read the paper I was stunned that I happened to pick it up, open it right to the obit page and see Linda's picture. I had talked with her a number of times through events around town and I believe at the historic Everett theatre as well. She was always smiling and remembered me. It was always a pleasure to speak with her and I now realize I should have done so for a longer period each time and more often. It is certainly my loss to have not done so.
My sincere condolences to Linda's family, friends and those who knew her as briefy as I did. Rest in peace Linda and know there are those who will miss you and your smile that you may not have expected to do so.