Linda Witsoe (1951 - 2013)

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Linda Susan Witsoe
July 23, 1951 - February 10, 2013
Linda Susan Witsoe of Caldwell, Idaho passed away on February 10, 2013 in her home of natural causes. She was born on July 23, 1951 to Robert and Helen Schatel in Newark, New Jersey. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Witsoe, of 36 years, her three daughters, two granddaughters, two grandsons, her three siblings and her mother.

Linda loved arts and crafts. She was an avid cross stitcher, needlepointer, crocheter, sewer, folk art painter, and scrapebooker. Linda enjoyed canning jams and was well known for her homemade zucchini pickles. Linda loved beautifying her home and was constantly decorating for the different seasons and working in the garden with her husband. Linda loved nature especially animals and volunteered with pet therapy and at the West Valley Medical Center at the front desk.

Linda was a loyal and dedicated employee in her career. Linda was a career secretary working in the banking industry for 23 years, a legal office and church office. As Linda headed towards retirement, she worked part time at Jackson's convenience stores from 2006 till her passing.

The memorial service for Linda will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at St. David's Episcopal Church 1800 Arlington Ave. Caldwell, ID at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Human Society in Linda's memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 15, 2013