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Linda Lou Linford

July 10, 1948 — February 23, 2022

Linda Lou Linford

Our beautiful mother and grandmother, Linda Lou Linford, passed away unexpectedly on February 23, 2022, to return home to her Heavenly Father.

Linda Lou Wrisk Linford was born in Champaign, Illinois July 10, 1948, to Lavella Mae Peters Wrisk and Stanford T. Wrisk. She attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in education and taught elementary school for several years. Linda met Arthur Linford at The Terrace Dance Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah. They fell in love and 3 weeks later were married on August 19, 1972. To celebrate their 3rd anniversary, they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. (They were just a few months away from their 50th wedding anniversary).

Linda is survived by her husband Arthur, siblings Donnie Wrisk and Carol Woodward, her 5 children-Mary (Ryan), Joe, Tim (Katie), Debra (Nephi), Steven (Liz), and 13 grandchildren Whitney, Ellie, Meredith, Maya, Will, Natalie, Lex, Abby, Liam, August, Sofia, Samuel, and Demitri (to arrive very soon).

Linda had a great love of family history work, She was a Church Service Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Family and Church History Headquarters Mission in Salt Lake City, Utah from 2012-2016, She also worked in the Jordan River Temple as a receptionist for 13 years. One of Linda's greatest joys was creating beautiful memory books for her children and grandchildren. She spent countless hours on these books and has left a beautiful legacy for her family.

Linda learned to play the organ at 12-years-old and competed at the University of Illinois and the Illinois State Fair and played on TV once! When Linda was in high school, she was part of a church female quartet. They competed at Youth Conferences and even earned first place one year. She enjoyed playing and teaching piano, attending concerts, singing in church choirs, with the Deci'belles, The Elijah Choir, and the Sounds of the Season Choir at Christmas time. (They were invited to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City in December of 2018 as part of a combination of many choirs throughout the nation).

Linda also had a strong desire to continue learning, especially about the gospel, and would often attend religion classes and BYU Education Week. She also always had a "FIERCE LOVE" for her country and loved celebrating Independence Day. (No wonder she was born in July). She loved singing patriotic songs, honoring veterans, displaying the American flag, and  reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Linda's grandchildren were her greatest joy and she loved spending time with them whenever she could and especially made birthdays and holidays so special and memorable. She dedicated her life to serving her family, friends, neighbors, and Savior. We will miss her so very much.

A viewing will be held from 9:30-11:00 AM followed directly by a funeral that will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the LDS Chapel on 1465 West Bristol Ridge Road, West Jordan, UT 84088. Graveside dedication will follow at Sandy City Cemetery, in Sandy, UT.

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