Linda Andersson(1949 - 2012)

Linda M. Andersson
October 16, 1949 - November 19, 2012
Resident of Walnut Creek
Linda Andersson died November 19 at home in Walnut Creek, sixty-three years after her birth, thirty years after her marriage to Bruce Fogel, and four years after her diagnosis with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), an autoimmune disease.
Linda's physical capabilities were progressively diminished by her disease, but her loving spirit continued to soar: as husband to Bruce, mother of Eric Andersson and Garett Andersson, sister to Steve Urban, and friend to other relatives and countless others.
A memorial service will be announced in the spring, and Linda's remains will be returned to her native Lysekil, Sweden this summer. Linda was deeply committed to research into the cause and treatment of neuromyelitis optica, so that others may have a better future.

Published in Contra Costa Times on Nov. 25, 2012