Linda M. Cambre

Linda M. Cambre, 63, of Great Falls, a homemaker, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Saturday, Feb. 25, at Peace Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Linda is survived by her longtime partner, Phil Brod of Great Falls; his children, Cyndi Baker and her children, Rachelle, Ariel and Toriah, all of Great Falls; Marian Strickland and her children, Carly and Tierra, both of Great Falls; and Jim Brod and his daughter, Cassidy, of Minneapolis; Linda's son, Robert Weinenger of San Diego; a brother, Dave McKraith of Hutchinson, Minn; several other broth-ers and sisters in Minnesota; and four grandchildren.

Linda was born Sept. 1, 1948, in Farmington, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Foley, Minn. She later lived in San Diego and moved to Montana, where she met Phil Brod in Great Falls, who became her longtime partner.

Linda loved animals, especially cats, and supported every animal rescue program. She had a special love for her prize cat, Hotshot. Phil was an amateur radio operator, and Linda decided to join Phil as an amateur radio operator for the past 15 years.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, two in infancy.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Feb. 27, 2012