Linda Ruth Downs
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Linda Ruth Downs
  • February 15, 1948 - April 24, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Downs, Linda Ruth, 69 of Tampa Florida peacefully passed away at home on Monday April 24, 2017. She was a retired teachers aide with the Hillsborough County Schools where she worked with special needs children. Our mother enjoyed her yard and took pride in her beautiful garden.Mother enjoyed all holidays and being with her family. She had a soft heart for stray cats and a great love for her companion of 17 years her beloved dog, Reddie.She was an avid reader, and a proud American, her knowledge was one that you would not want to argue with.She passed on her love of the Lord and the importance of prayer.Her unselfishness and compassion for all others will forever be missed, along with her witty humor and smile, and her beautiful blue eyes. She is survived by her sister Jeannine Louise Craig, daughters, Diana Bell (Walter Bell), Donna Larhrib (Said Larhrib), Rhonda Carrier (Bill Carrier), Grandchildren, Justin, Jonathan, Jason Hamilton, Iris Wachman, Jawad Larhrib, Great grandchild, Brogan Downs.Nephew, Patrick Craig, Great Niece Jewel Craig. Cousin Karen Brentlinger and family, Nephew Mark Spitzer (who she loved facebooking with) and many more relatives. Friends, Dennis Craig, Randall Wachman, Wade Lacey, and many more. Long time friends that she dearly loved, cherished and enjoyed talking to, Mary Rogers , Chrissy W and Amber Daniels. We like to thank Mary for helping my mother in her time of need, and also to Amber, for keeping in touch with our mother. Our mom would tell everyone how she loved to hear from you and that you would tell her all about her great great grandson.Preceded in death by her parents Roy and Dorthy Wilson, Aunt Zelma Hyde, Aunt Ruth and Uncle Harold, Father of her children Donald E. Downs.