Manor, Linda 11/01/1947 ~ 06/27/2013 ESCONDIDO -- Today with deep sorrow we mourn the loss of Linda Manor. There is comfort in knowing that she is at peace in the arms of the Lord. Her eighteen month battle with pancreatic cancer is over. Linda was Co-founder, President, and CFO of San Diego Wholesale Florist. She ran the family business like it was an extension of her family. Linda, always felt that one person could make a difference and she tried to be that person. She felt blessed, and an obligation to give back came with that blessing. Linda was very giving with her time. She was Chairman of the Board of The Elizabeth Hospice, Co-Founder and First Chair of the Elizabeth Hospice Foundation, served on the Foundation Board of SIA, was Chairman of Soroptimist International Of the Americas Fund Development Council, as well as serving on many other boards and committees. Despite everything that Linda has accomplished she was most proud of her family. She is survived by Don, her high school sweetheart and husband of 45 years, daughter Ann Manor-Owen and husband Dan of Escondido, CA, son Brian Manor and his wife Erica of Escondido, CA. and her pride and joy five grandchildren, Rachel, Rebecca, Nolan, Matilda, and Amelia all of Escondido, CA. She is also survived by her mother Doris Richards of San Marcos, CA, sister Nancy Herrick of Phoenix, AZ, brother William Richards of San Marcos, CA, brother J Richards of Encinitas, CA, sister Annette Hyman of Encinitas, CA and twenty six nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at 559 Valley Grove Lane, Escondido, CA 92025, July 5th between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on July 6th at 10:00 a.m.at the 1st United Methodist Church, 341 South Kalmia St., Escondido, CA. In honor of Linda's love of Christmas, feel free to wear your favorite Christmas accessory. Funeral arrangements by California Funeral Alternatives 760-737-2890
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune from Jul. 4 to Jul. 10, 2013.