Linda Ferrell passed away surrounded by family and friends in Mc Minnville Oregon on February 11, 2012.
Linda Kaye Magers was born to Glen and Ava Magers in McMinnville Oregon on November 28, 1948.
Linda was welcomed by siblings Forrest, Glenva, Marilyn, Howard, Vern and Allen.
Linda graduated from Willamina High School and went on to study at Chemeketa Community College. Armed with knowledge and a big heart she dedicated her life to nursing those in need and caring for children.
A marriage to Larry Smith gave her three blessings. Joseph Smith, Tater (Troy) Smith and Leanne Smith. Linda raised her kids in the Willamina area making sure they grew up surrounded by life long friends and family that helped nurture them along the way. In the later years of her life Linda doted on her grandchildren and travelled to Alaska and Illinois to make sure she was a part of their lives.
Linda enjoyed watching the grandkids play and teaching them to sew, knit, crochet and bead among other crafts.
Linda became ill with cancer and though she faught hard she lost her battle and was welcomed into heaven by her parents, Glen and Ava Magers; brother Forrest Magers and son Tater (Troy) Smith. Linda is survived by five siblings; Glenva Clark, Marilyn Rosenbalm, Howard Magers, Vern Magers and Allen Magers. Children Joseph and Trena Smith of Palmer Alaska. Leanne and Anthony Cripps of Delta Junction Alaska. Grandchildren Krystal, Krystina, Kate, Brandy, Lia, Gabrielle, Joseph Jr., Troy, Chris, Josh and great grandson Jayden.
A celebration of life was held Feb. 12th at Marilyn Rosenbalm’s home in Willamina Oregon.