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And your own ears will hear a word behind you saying, "this is the way. Walk in it," in case you should go to the right or in case you should go to the left. Isaiah 30:21 (NWT)

Linda (Landis) Little, born August 28, 1939 to Joyce (Miller) Landis and George Francis Landis of Oakland, CA passed suddenly and unexpectedly at Swedish Hospital in Seattle on December 15, 2020 at 81 years of age.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Wendy Landis in May 2013, her mother Joyce Tanghe in 2001 and her father George Francis Landis in 2009.

She leaves behind her sisters Vicki Holte of Anacortes, Marcie Eshelman (spouse Dwayne) of Spokane, Georgia Ann Hughes (spouse David) of Clear Lake, CA and her brother George Foster Landis (spouse Krista) of Sacramento, CA.

Linda is survived by her children: David Little (spouse Tina) of Stanwood, Sandee (Little) Troutman (spouse Todd) of Mount Vernon, Dan Little of Stanwood, and Heather (Little) Jennings (spouse Doug) of Anacortes. Her grandchildren: Derek Landis (spouse Lani) of Anacortes, Kindra Timmerwilke of Seattle, Kira (Troutman) Carroll (spouse Carsten) of Sedro Woolley, Conner Landis of Simi Valley, CA, Jade and Stella Jennings of Anacortes as well as great grandchildren Dominic and Maverik Landis of Anacortes.

She also leaves behind two nieces, Rebekah (Holte) Williams (spouse John) of Denver, CO and Jennifer (Eshelman) Conley (spouse Andrew) of Spokane, WA. She has two nephews, Jared Eshelman (spouse Janome) of Melbourne, Australia and George W. Saunders Landis of Sacramento, CA.

Linda graduated from Bothell High in Bothell, WA in 1957. She met Edward (Ed) Little while she was waterskiing on Clear Lake in California where her father lived. Linda and Ed married June 28, 1958 in San Leandro, CA. They made their way to Homestead, FL where Ed's parents lived and later moving to Kent, Washington. In 1969 they moved from Kent to Oak Harbor while establishing the dairy business, Sunland Dairy.

They subsequently moved to Anacortes in 1972 sold the dairy business, and started Sunland Bark and Topsoil Co., in 1974. Linda and Ed divorced in 1981. She never remarried; however, she shared a home and life with her beloved little sister Vicki. They were inseparable and lived together for 41 years.

Linda is remembered as a loving, vibrant, and active woman, always saying "hello" to everyone she and her affectionate dog, Mr. "O" (Oso) met along the way.

She would frequent the beautiful trails around Anacortes, always stopping to take in the beauty of a blossoming magnolia or rainbow over the water. She loved adventure, water-skiing, cross-country skiing, traveling, and taking road trips.

As a grandmother and great-grandmother, she was always involved; attending school performances, after school sports activities and meeting the kids as they got off the bus or taking them to the park; even taking them to New York when they turned 13 years old. As a lover of life, she never took a moment for granted, always saying: "We're making a memory!"

Linda retired from Cascade Natural Gas after 20 years. She loved her customers and coworkers like family. Linda could also be seen around town sharing the bible preaching work and the promises she held dear as one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Linda truly lived her beliefs, sharing her love through serving her community, friends, and family. She always showed up with a warm pot of soup and a smile for anyone who needed it. Her love for others took her to the site of Hurricane Katrina, and Peru, where she served those in need.

Linda would light up any room with her infectious humor and energy. She was very competitive and especially enjoyed playing card games.

Linda loved family and was very good at creating ways for everyone to be together whether celebrating a wedding anniversary or having a family dinner. She was regarded as the family matriarch.

She touched the lives of so many people which makes her passing even more difficult. But it is the hope of being reunited with her in resurrection that brings comfort to her friends and family.

A celebration of life memorial service will be Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. via zoom.
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Published in Anacortes American and Skagit Valley Herald from Jan. 8 to Jan. 20, 2021.
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January 25, 2021
See you soon in the New World, my dear sister! Although we were not personally acquainted and lived in different parts of the world, we have always been united by brotherly, spiritual bonds of love in worship of our God Jehovah.
January 24, 2021
I love you, my dear sister, even though you lived very far from me, but we will meet again and our adventure will really begin with joy, with faith, with true happiness that our loving Heavenly Father will give us. Looking forward to meeting you, my dear sister, get some sleep now. May Jehovah God Bless Your Whole Family
January 13, 2021
I will see you my dear sister in paradise where our adventures will really start.
Wendy Thompson-Sims
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