Water- town: The Lord took away Linda's pain and suffering March 9, 2011, in her home in Watertown. She was surrounded by her loved ones. Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen.
Arrangements are being handled by the Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
Linda was born on Oct. 8, 1952, in Britton to Lewis and Deloris West. Linda attended school in Langford South Dakota. She lived in many locations during her life. However, home to her was always Aberdeen.
Linda was a Certified Medical Coder for Eide Bailly at the time of her lung cancer diagnosis in May 2010. The admiration of her coworkers and employers was apparent by the continued support she received during her battle with cancer.
Linda was loved and cherished by her children, Ron Hart of Aberdeen, Cathy (Rob) Dillon and Kristie Hart of Watertown. The highlight of her life was her four grandchildren, Derik and Jared Dillon and Brandon and Abby Schuldt. Linda recently received a well-deserved World's Greatest Grandma Oscar from her grandkids. They loved her with all of their hearts and provided her with hugs and kisses up until her final breaths.
The number of family members and friends who adored her are too numerous to mention. The immediate family she leaves behind are her three children; four grandchildren; her mother, Deloris West of Groton; her sisters, Joanne (Arnie) Banik and Barb Thomas, both of Aberdeen, Shirley (Mike) Wolf of Mesa, Ariz., Judy (Jim) Dolney of Blaine, Minn.; and a brother, Jim (Jan) Thennis of Sacramento, Calif.
In heaven, she will be joining her grandparents, Lars and Melinda West; her father, Lewis West; her infant sister, Shari West; and her mother-in-law, Ruth Hart.
We are comforted by Linda's faith and spirit. She told her daughter, "My next house will be a beautiful mansion in the sky." She did not fear death. She knew that nothing can ever separate a mother from her children; not time, not space, not even death.