Lynda J. Agen (1954 - 2018)

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Lynda Jean was born in Enumclaw, Wash., on June 27, 1954, to Norman R. Best and Josephine Kowalski. Lynda grew up in Buckley, Wash., where she graduated from White River High School and then went on to business school. Lynda moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1977 with her daughter, Sara, to be with her older brothers, Jim and Richard Best. Lynda worked in an accounting firm as a bookkeeper until 1979, when she then married her husband, Ray Agen, and together they started Agen's Automotive. In 2008, they sold the business and retired to Salem, Ore.
In Salem, Lynda had worked as a volunteer and part time employee for Family Building Blocks. She always came home with a loving story about the little children. She was a Member of The Red Hat Society and a member of Willamette Valley Street Rods. In 2009, she started Cherry Hill Confections, in which she sold her famous toffee popcorn to friends and local stores.
Lynda was warm, caring and had a vibrant beautiful smile. She had a way of welcoming you into her life that left you feeling sincerely cared for and loved. She was a fantastic cook, baker and crafter and enjoyed sharing her talents with those around her. Lynda will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Lynda passed away in the hospital on Jan. 27, 2018, due to complications after having surgery.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Agen; and her three children, Janine Allen, Brandon Agen and Sara Love. She has three granddaughters: Brittney, Rachel and Averie Allen.
Donations in Lynda's name, made to "Family Building Blocks" at www.familybuildingblocks.org, will be greatly appreciated.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service of Salem, Ore.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 31, 2018