Dear Friends and Loved Ones of Linda Mitchell,
It was on December 24, 2012 that Linda passed. Although painful, I believe she will always bring a special memory to our family every Christmas as we reminisce about her life. You may wish to visit her memory book once more before it expires on January 4, 2014. Best wishes for a blessed and Happy New Year.
Linda: As the one year mark of your passing approaches, we are all feeling the loss of you not being her with us physically. We may not have always seen things eye to eye, but when you left us I felt like half my heart went with you. You were one of the smartest, most compassionate people I had the privilege of looking up to. Just wanted you to know I am trying to start a program called "Buddy Check Twelve". It means in the first 12 days of any month, you and a friend go for a once-a-year mammogram and you keep that tradition going while adding more people to the group. I'm working on a facebook page to get the word out. I look at this photo of you at least 3 times a week and I feel like you are looking right back at me. Mom misses you a lot too. I am taking care of her until you greet her in heaven to be with you. We love you Linny. I hope you are truly at peace. Love, Meg
Dear Linda, I think about you every time the clock strikes 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44, and 5:55 (because I know how much you loved those times). I pray that you are at peace, and I look forward to the day you will greet me with a big hug! Love, your little sister.
Linda Mitchell I will always remember you through out jr high and high school such a fun smart girl
Dear Linda would be happy to know that I have given a birth to a beutiful daughter. I am sure she is watching us from the Heaven.
Truly an angel from a family of angels. She touched many lives with that intelligent wit and great smile. It was an honor to know her, even for such a short time in high school. God rest her beautiful soul.
Missing my sister, Linda Mitchell, today and still feeling like a piece of me is missing too. I hope this lit candle will signify her light will always shine for all of us into eternity.
Linda may God have you in his glory....To the Mitchell Family my thoughts and prayers are with you.God bless you all.
Estella Estevez Thomas
My favorite memory of Linda is as my 1st grade friend at Grazide. Our teacher set up a little store for just the two of us, in the corner of the classroom, where we would go after we finished our classwork (we usually finished before the others)to take turns being clerk and shopper, to practice our math skills and keep us out of trouble! We had soon much fun together!I went to a different school after that, but became friends again in high school. She was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to her family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing you, after reading these messages from others, it is obvious that your time with us was an endless effort of passion for love, dedication, and for brightening every life that you touched. This reminds me of my brother, and like you, he was needed to continue to do his work in God's Kingdom. I already know you are one of his special Angels and you will continue His work in another form that will be felt by all your family and friends until they are called to join you. Many blessings to your family, friends, and loved ones as they mourn your passing and celebrate your life!
Seeing your life story, after all these years since high school, through Laura's (Cal) postings on facebook, has shown what a wonderful life, family and friends you have had Linda! You will be missed and loved by all who has known you.
Linda, you will be greatly missed. I feel so blessed to have known you in high school. I loved being in ASB with you and having you in drill team while I was in band. You were always such a sweet, kind, and friendly soul. Thank you for being who you were. Rest in Peace, my friend. Until we meet again. My deepest condolences to your family.
I have so many wonderful memories of Linda. Without getting too personal, (and as Dave Ax might have elluded to already) she was actually my very first girlfried. We went steady in 8th grade, and then again in highschool. I took her to the prom in my junior year. I didn't even mind that she was probably 2 inches taller than me. Linda was always full of life and laughter, and she was one of the most talented and creative persons I've ever known, as well as one of the smartest. Being a runner on the H.S. track and cross country team, I was able to run over to Linda's house often and enjoy the family dynamics. And since Dave Ax and Bill Schienler were right down the street, I was able to shoot hopes before finishing my runs. Linda, you were always such a talented communicator, colorful and funny. I remember how much Elton John songs made such an impression on you and our relationship (particularly "Your Song"). If there was one word I would use to describe you, it would be "Joy". Not just happiness, but an inner joy that could not be squelched by the difficult circumstances of life. I will always have fond memories of you Linda. Your accomplishments in life exceeded most, and it seems you never stopped trying to make a difference. I admire the example that you set for all. You are immensely missed. Thank you for the love, the laughter, and the memories. I can't wait to find out what was the first question you asked Jesus. Don't forget to thank Him for "Grace". Until we meet again.......
My cousin, I am in awe of all of the things I have learned about you, through this heartache of our family, and your dear friends. Somehow, you have truly managed to shine, and make us all smile...even in your illness and now in your passing. I so look forward to seeing you, on the other side. love, Bev.
Thank you to everyone who has written such lovely comments/remembrances about my sister Linda. You have no idea how much it helps with the grief--every snippit of information is like a gift. In scanning pictures of Linda this week, I came across her H.S. Senior picture and read the backside for the first time. It read, "Eternally, I hope you can always ask me for help. I love you, Love Linda (1976)." And I will.
I lost touch with Linda after high school but she was one of those people who you will always remember. She was kind to everyone. She always had that wonderful smile. She seemed to bring life into the room when she entered. She really made this world a better place. God bless her and her family.
I havn't been in touch with most of the people I went to wilson h.s.with but I gerw up living literally just below the house she lived in and always remember linda as funny and sincere in all she was involved with.I remember how she chased randy roberts around and honestly it brings me sorrow to learn that she has left us all,but i'm sure jesus has her busy with setting up her room in his kingdom.Anyway my prayers go out to all of you who knew her well. Dave Ax
I will miss Linda's wit and wisdom. She was a wonderful combination of intelligence, humor, beauty, and grace. My heart goes out to Linda's family and other friends who are hurting with her loss.
Peace, dear cousin. We never got to make pies together but Dad and Grandmom are with you now and they were the Masters.
You were so incredibly talented and smart! You had a beautiful "Gasper" smile which connected us as family. My most recent favorite memory is all the cousins playing "Apples to Apples" last summer! Loved that night ... And you.
Oh... I'll take a slice of pumpkin pie, please. Xoxoxoxo
I was saddened to hear the news of Lindas passing and at such a young age. It has been many years since i last seen her,I would like to extend my condolences and prayers to her family and children
Although I didn't know Linda for very long, she touch my life with her warmth and kindness. She wasn't just a coworker, she was a friend. I pray for all her family as they try to come to terms with her loss. She made a wonderful mark on this world and won't soon be forgotten. I will miss you Linda and made God keep you in his comfort.
I have not seen you since HS but I remember you as a caring person. Rest in Peace, my thoughts and prayers to the family.
Linda you will always hold a very special place in my heart, they say you never forget your first love and I will never forget how you loved, laughed and allowed me into your life. I will always treasure deeply the memories I have of our time together. You brightened my life, I will see you again! May the peace of God comfort your family!
My wife and I are with out words. Linda was a friend to me for over 40 years. We will miss her. Our prays go out to her family. There no words that we can say to ease the pain. Linda was a solider and our Country owes her a great debt.
All our love and prayers.
So many beautiful HS memories of Linda. When I met back up with Linda at our 20th reunion she was the same kind and lovely person I had known her to be all the years before. She "included me" at a time when I greatly needed her friendship and I will never forget how she blessed my life with her grace and love.
My prayers are with Linda's family, her Mommma, her Sisters and Son. Asking God for peace and mercy for you all.
Love you forever.... Will see you in heaven one day~
I remember meeting Linda her sophomore year as soph senator, we were in ASB class together. Linda was very active in school projects and just a good person all around. Heaven has a new angel.
To my sisters family, friends and those lives she touched that we will never know.... While the passing of Linda is tragic, we have been given the message from God that she is in heaven - at peace - with our loved ones who have gone before us. Please take comfort in this and that her passing was not prolonged where she would have suffered. You were all precious to her and take comfort that she is in heaven watching over all of us. Thank you for reaching out to our family. Meg Mitchell Torrey - Linda's sister.
Much love, much life....she was this and more...never forgotten...
Mom, I will always remember your optimism, bright smile and kind attitude. May your soul find a good place to be reborn.
I am so saddened to learn of Linda's passing. Even though I hadn't seen her in nearly 20 years, I have often thought of her and her children with fond memories. I will alway remember Linda's laugh, and her contagious smile. May you rest in peace Linda, and may your loved ones find comfort in the many happy memories of you.
You blessed the world and now you will bless the heavens. God be with your family as your passing is felt worldwide.
I'll really miss Linda. Wonderful lady. God bless.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Forever in my heart with so many childhood memories. God holds you with your Dad until we meet again in God's house. May your children, family and friends cherish the many loving memories that you offered. God Bless all that new you.
May your family know that you are at peace now and forever watching over them. My heartfelt condolences to Linda's family on the loss of a truly inspiring lady. God Bless.
You have always been a blessing and a women of inspiration and courage. May everyone who knew you grow with the love that you shared with us, the laughs, the humor and the much valued wisdom. I will miss you my friend. Dance and sing with joy. Blessings and love to you.
Tami Masson McCarthy
I had no idea the amazing things you did with your life, Linda. What I do know is that you were taken away from your loved ones and friends too soon...may you rest in eternal peace, my high school friend.
I know you are out of pain and in the best place any of us hope to be...Rest in peace and watch over your family,...you are forever in their hearts....Blessing and prayers to all your family.
Though we were not very close when we attended Wilson HS, I was always in awe of your spirit, your passion and the obvious love you had for your friends and family. My thoughts, my heart and my prayers go out to you and your family...
I am so glad to have met you several times through Laura. You were good company and fun to be around. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with your children and your extended loving family who know you are now resting with the Lord.
May God watch over you as you watch over your family. You are now the guardian angel we all need. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda will always be a role model for me. Her ability to lead, her wit and wicked sense of humor will live on and serve as an inspiration in my life. Rest in peace.
Goodbye Linda, you lived a full life in such a short time, you are an inspiration. May you forever be at peace, and still be finding the irony in the lives of the friends you left behind.
I did not know Linda personally but knew much about her through her sister Maree. My deepest condolences to Linda's family on the loss of a great lady.
My condolences to all the family members. I didn't know Linda personally, but I know her sister Cal from the her work. May she rest in peace and that you all find peace. She will live forever within you all
Rest in peace, free of all pain. Together with your Dad, resting in God's home. Till we see you again, may your family know that God is now in control. We will miss you.
I will cherish the memories we shared of times gone by and miss most Linda's wit and laughter. Rest in peace my forever friend.
Thanks for the memories and for the chance to know you as a classmate and friend. You will be missed very much. Rest now my friend.
My Aunt Linda will be deeply missed. I am so grateful to have known her and for giving me such wonderful cousins. Robbie is one of my favorite people I know.
Thanks for posting this.
Love and prayers to the family. Linda was beloved by many!
Words will never express how much you are going to be missed. You may be in the Lord's hands now but, you will forever be in our hearts. RIP Linda we love you.
Robin and Isabella Gasper
Sending up prayers, peace and blessings to a loving family.
A deep well of love, knowledge, ability, and compassion. Her depth will continue to nourish many for years to come.