August 25, 1944 - September 13, 2021
Lexington, Kentucky - Linda Kuder (nee Colquitt), 77, passed away peacefully Mon., Sept. 13, 2021, after a long struggle with dementia. Linda is survived by her children: Scott (Quinn) Brasfield, Heather (Austin) Gorrigan, Michael Kuder, and Jenni (Doug) Sinor; her grandchildren Cary, Alanna, and Yvette Gorrigan, and Carson Sinor; and several loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Irene and Leo Colquitt; 3 siblings, Dona Belle, Henry, and Sue; her 1st husband Don Brasfield; and her 2nd husband Jim Kuder. Linda grew up in Georgia, where she excelled academically, earning a full scholarship to Emory University, making lifelong friends in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She went on to earn a Master's degree in the early years of her marriage to Don, and persevered through parenthood, family illness and loss to earn her PhD at the University of KY. Linda dedicated the majority of her professional life to causes associated with the care of our aging population, becoming the Associate Director for the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at UK. Even upon retirement, she spent much of her time advocating for the elderly, especially those with dementia. Linda had an adventurous spirit and, despite her advocacy and academic pursuits, always found time to be outside, having fun. She loved camping, canoeing, playing tennis, and cycling with her family and, during retirement, traveled the world with Jim and many close friends. She was never too busy, however, to savor the quiet moments with the grandchildren she adored. Linda truly lived her life with passion, connecting deeply with each of her beloved friends and family members. Visitation will be on Sun., Sept. 19, 2021, 5-7 pm, Milward-Broadway and funeral will be on Mon., Sept. 20, 2021, 11:00 am, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, 710 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, Ky. 40383. Contributions in memory of Linda may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
or the Sanders Brown Center on Again. www.milwardfuneral.com
Published by Lexington Herald-Leader on Sep. 17, 2021.