Linda Walsh, our beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, after a wonderful life filled with joy, service, and love, passed away peacefully at her home on October 16, 2021, surrounded by family, just five days short of her 73rd birthday.
She was born in Brigham City, Utah on October 21, 1948, to Howard Francis Weekley, and Bernice Nelson Weekley. Linda spent her childhood days in Brigham City. She was especially close to her grandparents Mary Erma Bradshaw, and Victor Samuel Nelson. She still had her grandparent’s beautiful rocking chair. Linda was 13 when she moved to Pensacola, Florida with her family. Linda was the second oldest child of seven siblings.
She married her sweetheart John Walsh on October 9, 1975 in Pensacola, Florida, and they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Washington, D.C. Temple on July 12, 1978. They recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. They lived a full, happy, and adventurous life together as John is a retired Captain in the United States Navy. They had the opportunity to live in many different locations due to John's naval career. John and Linda raised 6 beautiful children in many different states including Virginia, South Carolina, California, Maryland, Washington, and Hawaii. It was Linda’s dream to be a wife, and mother. Linda dedicated her life to raising her children in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and creating lovely memories in her many beautiful homes.
Linda was a faithful member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and had a firm testimony of our Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Linda loved the Lord and served in many callings throughout her life, including Young Women’s President, Primary President, and an ordinance worker in the Laie Hawaii Temple, and the San Diego California Temple. Above all, she loved attending the temple. She often stated that the temple was where she found peace during the storms of life.
But being Grandma was the joy of her life. Linda absolutely adored all 18 grandkids, and made each of them feel like her favorite. She went to their birthdays, ball games, piano and dance recitals, and joined them on family trips. If the grandkids were together she wanted to be there. She showered them with affection, and loved spending time with them at blessings, baptisms, Sunday dinners, summer family reunions, and holidays. When the grandkids would leave she’d walk out the driveway as she waved goodbye to the parting car, walking and waving all the way into the street until the waving grandkids were out of sight. She was a good example to her grandkids, and was overjoyed as each new baby was born into our growing family. We lovingly referred to her as “Candy Grandma” as she would always have a treat at the ready, and always a Tic Tac in her purse for the grandkids.
She will be greatly missed by her husband John, her son Sean (Shohreh) Walsh, her five daughters Suzanne Walsh, Erin (David) Dyreng, Carolyn Walsh, Kathleen (Clark) Cannon, Lauren Davies, and a proud posterity of 18 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, and a brother.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 23, at 12:00 p.m., in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary at 6141 West 11000 N, Highland, Utah with a viewing on Saturday morning from 10:45-11:45 prior to services at the same location.
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