Linda Robertson Stuffle
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POCATELLO - Linda Robertson Stuffle, 61, of Pocatello, Idaho, passed away Thursday evening, June 17, 2010, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Linda was born April 4, 1949, in Hibbing, Minnesota, to James H. and Gertrude L. (Hansen) Robertson. She graduated as valedictorian from East High School, Duluth, Minnesota, in 1967, and earned a BS in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1971. While an undergraduate she was chosen Winter Carnival Queen, a cheerleader, and was a member of Theta Chi Epsilon sorority.
She is remembered by her sorority sisters as a "friend to everyone." She later earned an MS in business administration from Michigan Tech in 1978, and an MS in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1983. Linda also held a doctor of arts in education and had done course work and research toward a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
Linda was a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering societies, a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of Sigma Xi. She was a registered professional engineer in four states. Linda was single-handedly responsible for establishment of the Idaho Beta chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Idaho State University.
Linda married Roy Eugene (Gene) Stuffle on October 3, 1984, and they had one son, Robert (Rob) Eugene Stuffle.
An electrical engineer by training, Linda taught in engineering and technology programs at Michigan Tech, University of Missouri-Rolla, St. Louis Community College an Florissant Valley, and Idaho State University. She wrote and edited solutions manuals for three well-regarded texts on electromechanical machines and circuit analysis. In addition, she held a number of industrial, commercial, research and consulting engineering positions in Duluth, Minnesota, St. Louis, Missouri, Champaign, Illinois, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello, Idaho, and was a partner in Stuffle Engineering and Computer Consulting Services.
She was a longtime member of the Executive Committee of the Eastern Idaho Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a technology program evaluator for ABET, a member of the ABET Technology Accreditation Commission, a past national secretary of the Society of Women Engineers, a member of the board of directors for the Eastern Idaho Engineering Council, a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, an Associate Editor for IEEE Potentials, a member of the Michigan Tech Distinguished Alumnae Council, and a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for Excelsior College in Albany, New York. She participated as a panelist and presenter at numerous workshops and short courses nationwide related to "Women in Engineering" and wrote and presented papers at many others. She is listed in Marquis "Who's Who in Science and Engineering," Second Edition.
Linda also had many interests in the community, having been a longtime member and officer of the ISU Women's Club, a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Idaho State Journal, served as secretary of the City of Pocatello Building Department Board of Appeals and Review, a member of the Board of Deacons for the First Presbyterian Church, and many other things.
Linda loved her family, including her dogs, Rolo and Angel, her green kids, and couldn't have been a more ideal partner, friend and companion for her husband, Gene. She will be sorely missed.
Linda is survived by her husband, Gene, of Pocatello; her son, Rob, of Pocatello; her parents, Jim and Gert Robertson, of Hibbing, Minnesota; her siblings, Nancy (Ric) Hollins, of Whitesboro, New York, Sandy (Tom) Wierman, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Tom (Mary) Robertson, of Hibbing, Minnesota; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
At Linda's request, there will be no memorial service. Her remains will be cremated and scattered at her favorite vacation place - Oceanside, Oregon.
The family requests that any memorial contributions in honor of Linda's life be sent to the Bannock Humane Society, 850 Barton Road, Pocatello, Idaho 83204.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. An online guest book is available and condolences may be left for the family at www.cornelisonfh.com.
Published in Idaho State Journal on June 22, 2010