Linda Johnson, 72, passed away peacefully at her home June 10th, 2021, following a brief illness with ALS Born Linda Hunt in Denver in 1948 to parents Zula and Ray Hunt, she lived her life in Littleton and Centennial and her heart was also often in Creede: She was a true Colorado Native.
Having attended and graduated from Littleton High School Class of 66, Linda worked at Milner's Bakery and at the Crestwood Restaurant on Littleton Boulevard where she met and married her first husband, Edmond Tardy in 1970. The following year she and Ed had their daughter Elizabeth.
Linda raised Elizabeth as a single mom but found time to be part of the Mustang Club and had several interesting side jobs that would bring her into contact with so many life-long friends. For 28 years Linda worked at Safeway where she met Delton Johnson: they married in 1988 and her stepsons Todd and Tyler, and stepdaughter Tiffany came into her life. After retiring from Safeway Linda briefly worked at Lafarge and eventually went back to School in 2004 to qualify as a Medical Assistant. As an MA she worked at four different doctors' offices in the South Metro area and developed a real passion for medicine. Linda's daughter Elizabeth married and moved to England in 2003 and Linda enjoyed several trips to Europe. Throughout all of Linda's life friendship was at the centre of her being. She loved meeting and getting to know people, from all walks of life and backgrounds. She had a special place in her heart for her best friend Darla Wolcott.
Linda will probably be best remembered for her love of animals. She rescued any dog or animal in need that wondered into her path and in the latter years grew to love Dachshunds. Linda was a vivacious person, did not shy away from what she believed in and worked very hard over her life.
Linda is survived by her brother, Jim, her sister, Sue, her husband Delton, and her two dogs, Sully and Sadie. She will be missed by many, but especially her daughter Elizabeth.
Please join us in celebrating her life on Friday 25th June at 11am at Drinkwine Mortuary on Littleton Boulevard, Littleton. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favourite animal charity.
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Published by Colorado Community Media on Jun. 22, 2021.