Linda Maxine Penney (1949 - 2018)

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Linda Maxine Penney was born to Loren C. Penney and Donna Jean (Penney) Caton in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 11, 1949, at the original Providence Hospital on L Street. She was a lifelong Alaskan and very proud of this.
She graduated from East Anchorage High School in 1967 and was always ready to break into the school fight song whenever she met fellow alumni.
In 1967, she married her high school sweetheart, Joe Simmons. Linda and Joe had two children, Monica Lorene Simmons and Joseph Martin Simmons Jr., to whom she was totally devoted.
Her second marriage was to William Ray Palmer, formerly of Anchorage. During their marriage Linda and "Bill" were very active in the Anchorage Softball Community, where they spent many enjoyable hours at the fields and on team trips to tournaments inside and outside of the state. She was the ideal athletic supporter.
Linda enjoyed a three decade career as a long distance operator for Alascom/ATI and had retained many dear friendships over the years. Many of her fondest memories are reunions with her fellow co-workers.
She enjoyed being involved in many programs to help those in need of assistance including: rehab, prison outreach, the homeless and the hungry.
Linda was also heavily involved in the pulmonary health community, where she met many kindred spirits with whom she became very close friends. Her life was greatly enhanced by the people she met especially those with whom she enjoyed some very special lunches.
Linda was a dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother, auntie, grandmother and recently great-grandmother.
She is survived by her sister, Sandra/Sam; son, Joseph Jr./Marty; niece, Journey; granddaughters, Lindsey, Dakota and Delaney; grandsons, Justin, Jacob and Conner; and several cousins, including self-proclaimed fav, Randi Robison.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Elva and Percy Robertson; her parents, Loren and Donna Penney; and her daughter, Monica.
Linda died after a long struggle with COPD. Donations are welcome for or
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2018