Linda Rae Underwood
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October 19, 1939
November 2, 2013
Linda passed away suddenly, at her home, in the early morning hours on Saturday, the second of November. She put up a good fight against numerous illnesses that plagued her for years, including several bouts with cancer since her early twenties. Always known for a winning smile and charming personality, she was loved by all who knew her. Linda lived an incredible life. As a young girl, she lived in Germany during the final days of World War II, and remembered the bombings, poor health from malnutrition, and the aftermath that devastated her friends, family, and country. Later, her first jobs were clerical in Germany, until she became an interpreter for the German Air Force and traveled most of the world.
Afterwards she served as a Police Officer in El Paso, Texas and Santa Barbara, California. Always an independent spirit, she had her own paralegal business that she ran and worked at right up to the day she died. Linda is survived by her husband, Albert Underwood; sisters, Carol Scribner and Alma Epps; son, Juan Polanco and his wife, Lettica Polanco; daughters, Kimberly Cooley and Linda Conrad; granddaughters, grandsons, and great-grandchildren. Linda's interment will be in El Paso, Texas where her family will gather together for a private ceremony before she is finally put to rest. Via con dios, my love.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Nov. 14, 2013