Linda Diane Yoney, 54, of Bozeman passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010.
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Linda was born on April 29, 1956, in Butte to Ronald and Shirley (Jackson) Brown. At an early age, the family moved to Nashville, Tenn. Linda married Ronald Nickens and together they had a daughter, Tracy. The couple later divorced.
She moved to Needles, Calif., where she met and married Barry Yoney. They had a son, Joseph. Barry passed away in 1980. Linda then met Dennis Cipriani, and together the couple had a daughter, Amanda. Linda stayed in California until 1986, when she moved to Bozeman.
Linda was a waitress at 4Bs most of her life. She was also a nanny for Arlin and Benny Guess for many years. She loved the outdoors, where she enjoyed camping and hiking. She also loved writing and reading, especially the Bible. Linda was a natural caregiver and she had a big heart.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Barry, her father and her brother Ron.
Survivors include her daughter Tracy Nickens and her fiancée Carlton McClendon of Nashville; son Joe Yoney, his girlfriend Rachelle Dres, and her children Caleb and Gavin Huseman of Fort Mojave, Ariz.; daughter Amanda Cipriani and her fiancée, Steven Pickerall of Edgewater, Md.; grandchildren Brittney Hadley, Sophia Torres, Olivia Yoney and Joseph Yoney; great-granddaughter Emma Rylee McClendon; siblings John Brown of Livingston and Ruby Brown of Nashville; mother Shirley Davis of Nashville; many nieces and nephews; and a trusted caregiver, Bessie Cipriani of Barstow, Calif. She is also survived by a large extended family and many friends.
A Celebration of Linda's Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 23, 2010