Linda Joyce Roser passed away on March 22, 2013, with friends and family beside her. She was an incredibly warm hearted and loved person who cared deeply for the people around her. |
Linda was born Feb. 26, 1950, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Ann and Charles Roser. Her childhood was spent in Colorado, Nebraska and California.
She graduated from Butte Valley High School in Doris, Calif., in 1968. Before moving to Fairbanks in 1969, Linda spent two summers in Sitka, living on a houseboat with her family.
Linda lived in Alaska until 2012, when she relocated to Las Vegas. Linda worked as a seamstress at Alaska Tent & Tarp from 1969-72, then as a seamstress/accountant at Mukluk Shop from 1973-75, and then as a bull cook on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline until 1977.
She then spent 30 wonderful years at the Farbanks North Star Borough public library, in Fairbanks, first as a library assistant and then a library associate. While there, she made lifelong friends and received a merit award for superior performance, and numerous employee of the month awards, before retiring in 2007.
Linda was a loving and fun grandmother who took her grandsons, Cole and Jason, on trips that included Disneyland, helicopter rides, whitewater rafting and a glacier cruise.
She had a gift for arts and crafts and enjoyed, sewing, quilting, needlepoint and stained glass, which she loved sharing as gifts with family and loved ones.
Linda will be remembered for her infectious laugh, witty sense of humor, sense of adventure and endless commitment to friends and family. As a result, she will be loved and missed dearly by the many lives she touched throughout her adventures.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Roser; stepfather, Phil Menges; grandmother, Beatrice Lay; uncle, Alfred Doggett; and aunt, Emily Powell.
Linda is survived by her mother, Ann Bullock, of Canon City, Colo.; son, Douglas B. Roser and wife, Lanika, of Clinton, Utah; grandchildren, Cole and Jason Roser, of Clinton, Utah; sisters, Susan and husband, Tom Harris, of Idaho; brother, Phil Menges Jr. and wife, Kathy Menges, of Denver, Colo.; Derinda (Menges) Weber and husband, Steve Weber, of Alexandria, Va.; nephews, Christopher Menges, Brandon and Jamie Weber; nieces, Crystal and Megan Harris; and aunt Ruth Six, of Canon City, Colo.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Noel Wien Public Library, 1215 Cowles St., Fairbanks, AK 99701-4313, in memory of Linda Roser.
To read more about Linda's rich legacy, please visit her online memorial at http://tinyurl.com/Linda
Published in Daily News-Miner on Mar. 29, 2013