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Linda Jo Smith


02/18/1943 - 01/23/2014 Obituary
Linda Jo Smith Obituary
Linda Jo Smith, "Bon-Bon", passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 23, 2014. She was 70 years old. Linda was born in Bakersfield, California on February 18, 1943.
Linda devoted her life to her family, friends, and beloved pets. She will always be remembered by her family and friends as a Superwoman, who loved her family with all her heart. Linda enjoyed baseball, gardening, decorating, and giving home and shelter to animals and friends. She worked for Tosco Refinery for many years, started her own healthcare business, "Sent by Angels" in 2001, and retired in 2007, after serving as an Operations Manager for Central Cardiology Medical Clinic. She was involved in many community service organizations including: Bakersfield Blaze Boosters, Garces Booster Club, The Cat People, and the Alpha Canine Sanctuary.
Linda is survived by her husband and best friend of thirty-eight years, Michael Smith. She is also survived by her five children: Heidi, Kristi, Erica, Bryan, and Stephanie, and their spouses, as well as 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
A Rosary will be held at Christ the King (1800 Bedford Way) on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ the King on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Linda will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery on Panorama Drive, in the sun, near her ponds, where she taught her children and grandchildren the wonders of nature. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200.
Basham Funeral Care
www.bakersfield.com
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 29, 2014
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