Gagel, Linda Lee
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62, passed away on August 28, 2013. Linda was born in Bourne, Massachusetts to Millie and Jim Dunn, and spent her young life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her brother Robert. Linda was passionate about education. She attended both Kent State University and Arizona State University, achieving a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Counseling. She moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1974 and excelled as an elementary teacher for many years. She was loved by her students and deeply respected by her peers. Linda married Fred on October 12, 1979. They have two children, Jim, born in 1982 and Emily in 1985. Linda left teaching in 1984 to start a successful business with her husband. Linda loved to read, play with her dogs, travel and spend time with her family. She was actively involved in her children's lives and will be remembered as an amazing mother and wife. She will be sincerely missed by everyone whose life she touched. A Memorial Service will be held at 1p.m. Saturday, September 7 at Carr-Tenney Mortuary 2621 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be sent to St. Vincent de Paul Charity of Phoenix. Condolences and memories of Linda may be left for the family at www.carrtenneymortuary.com.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 4, 2013