Linda Sue Malone Armstrong Nana

1944 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Linda Sue Malone Armstrong Nana Obituary
Linda Sue Malone Armstrong - "Nana" May 8, 1944 - November 18, 2012 Linda Armstrong was born May 8, 1944 in Dallas, Texas as one of two daughters to Herman and Ella Malone. As a woman of faith, our beautiful mother, grandmother and great grandmother left this world after a long and courageous battle with cancer with her family by her side holding her hand. Linda went home on Sunday, November 18, 2012 to join her mother, father and only daughter (Karen Sue White) who all preceded her in death. Linda is survived by her sister Betty Malone Simmons; her two sons Michael Willis. Ronald White; grandchildren Conner White, Stefanie Wafer, Daniel Eguao, Melinda Eguao, Michael Willis Jr. Cherrie Willis, Nick Willis, Chris Willis; and many great grandchildren she loved dearly. Linda is also survived by many close friends that she also considered family. Linda and her family moved to Bakersfield in 1960 from Dallas, Texas and soon settled into our community. Linda's father Herman, whom she idolized, was a Master Mechanic with the US Postal Service and her mother Ella was a Kern County Deputy Sheriff. Linda attended East Bakersfield High School and went on to own and operate several local businesses before she entered the healthcare field. Linda was employed for nearly 30 years as a payroll and HR Administrator with Parkview Real Convalescent Hospital where she would build friendships that would last a lifetime. As a young woman, Linda also worked as a waitress for Maison Jaussaud's Restaurant during its "heyday". The stories she could tell about her time working there alongside her close friend Arlene Taylor would make you laugh for hours. Linda loved to fish and hunt. She was a better shot than most men and would definitely let them know it! She loved classic westerns and would often tell the kids that John Wayne was her boyfriend. She also loved to cook and could make a MEAN meatloaf. Our beautiful mother lived to serve others as it was evident in her life right up until she was called to the Lord. She would often say that she "loved to see life going on around her". She was truly a mother to all and would have it no other way! She was a warm and wonderful selfless woman who often sacrificed to make sure those around her had all they needed. Linda believed in collecting memories not possessions. She valued friends and family more than life. We will miss you Momma.... On behalf of our family, we would like to thank everyone for all the support, prayers, and kind thoughts during this difficult time. There will be no services. Linda's wish was to be cremated with a private gathering for close friends and family. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 21, 2012
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