Linda Marie Zupan Paramore Roderick (65) was born September 18, 1955 to George and Thelma Holm Zupan. She passed away at her home June 22, 2021 due to complications from lung issues. Linda was such an amazing, patient and kind person. Linda always said "I've never met a stranger." Everyone wanted to be her best friend. Linda knew many people in Sandy due to attending many of the elementary schools in the area. She never moved, but the boundaries moved around her, sending her to different schools. Linda worked for many years at the Rocket Café which was located on State Street and 9000 South until the Rocket closed in the early 80's. She then spent 20 years working for Intermountain Healthcare starting at Cottonwood Hospital and transitioning to Alta View when they opened.
Her love for quilting gave her so much enjoyment and made her many friends in the quilting world. She was a beloved member of the Sandy Stitchers and Utah quilt guilds. She trained and appraised many quilts. She always had people reaching out to her for her knowledge of quilts. Linda was always willing to teach anyone who was interested in learning. Linda would also help out when needed to judge quilts at the State Fair. She was also very proficient at crochet.
Linda loved nothing more than being with her family. She had a unique bond with her daughter that only a mother and daughter can share. She took the time to form a special relationship with each of her grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Our family has a huge hole that that will never be filled. Linda made everyone feel special and important.
She is preceded in death by her parents George and Thelma. She is survived by her daughter Marie (Jimmy) Cade of Sandy, UT, step-son Glen (Kim) Roderick of Puyallup, WA, grandchildren Jordan and MacKenzie Roderick, Rylee and Wyatt Cade, siblings Charlene Halligan, George (Teresa) Zupan and Connie (Tom) Nunley, 14 nieces and nephews who were very much honorary children and grandchildren, very special friends Virginia Lee, Susie (Brian) Jones and the Bartons and many others.
A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm on July 1, 2021 and from 9-10 am on July 2, 2021 at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S State St., Sandy, UT. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am at Sandy City Cemetery, 700 E 9000 South.