Linda was born May 13, 1958 in Long Beach, CA and passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on January 31, 2013, at the age of 54. She was a resident of Wilmington, CA for all of her life. Linda worked part time for Avon as a sales representative and was also a homemaker. She graduated from Banning High School in 1976, where she played basketball and softball. She married her high school sweetheart, Tim Raciak in 1982. Linda enjoyed vacationing, watching Los Angeles sports, and listening to The Dave Matthews Band. Linda was a true blue life-long Los Angeles Dodgers fan. Her greatest joy in life however was her loving family. Linda fought a courageous, ten-year battle against Scleroderma. She is survived by her husband, Tim, of 30 years; daughters, Ashley, Kayleigh and Brittany; mother, Alice Martinez; brothers, John (Mary) Martinez and Bobby (Justine) Martinez; sisters, Mary Ann (Dave) Rowe and Christy (David) Serna; and companion dog, Puppa. Linda is Predeceased by her father, John Martinez, who passed away in 2005. Viewing with Rosary will be held on February 7th, 5-9 p.m., at Green Hills Memorial Chapel, (310) 831-0311; Funeral Mass at Mary Star of the Sea Church, will be on February 8th, at 10:30 a.m. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to The Scleroderma Foundation - Southern California Chapter. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 5, 2013