- August 25, 1949 - July 15, 2012
- Lancaster, California
of Linda's Passing
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“I May Have Been A Possible Student Of Hers In Washington State, Maybe??!!
1 of 72 | Posted by: Elise Renee Gingerich - TX
“Hi Linda I know that you are in a good hands you are with your Dad and my grandfather more family and peolple who is taking of us from there!!I spend...Read More »
2 of 72 | Posted by: MItzi Rosales - nice
“Aunt Linda was my favorite aunt, I remember her always laughing, she always wants everybody happy, she still live in me I feel her in the wind I...Read More »
3 of 72 | Posted by: Dulce Castañeda - Mexico
“My dearest Linda, my prayers are with you. Please look over John from heaven, like you have always done.
4 of 72 | Posted by: Isabella Campanella
“Thoughts and prayers are with Linda's family.
5 of 72 | Posted by: Carmen Washington - Chicago, IL
“GOD, IS YOUR Comforter, your strength.prayer is with you and your family.
6 of 72 | Posted by: Ruby l Harrell - TylerTown, Ms, MS
“Linda always smiling and laughing. A smile I will never forget.
7 of 72 | Posted by: Karen Edmond - chicago, IL
“linda brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget her.
Our hearts are with John & Family in this time of sorrow. Love Tara Aranda-Ortiz...Read More »
8 of 72 | Posted by: TARA ORTIZ - LAPORTE, TX
“May the Lord help you find peace during this sad time.
Jeannie and ARt
9 of 72 | Posted by: jeannie alvarado - Tehachapi, CA
“John, Meeting you and your wife in Miami, Florida at one of our conventions several years ago I realized at that time how special she was. Travelling...Read More »
10 of 72 | Posted by: sharon Ellis - Toledo, OH
“John..It was my pleasure to have met Linda. The loving memories of her will help you through these difficult times. You and your family are in my...Read More »
11 of 72 | Posted by: Linda Henry - Vancouver, WA
“SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU
12 of 72 | Posted by: Louis & Eileen McCullough - IL
“John & Family....working with Linda when she was with Coldwell Banker and for many years after was a true blessing to me. She always brightened my...Read More »
13 of 72 | Posted by: MARSHA GALLEGOS (AV PRESS MARSHA) - CA
“John and family,
Inever had the privelege of meeting Linda through ATB, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all
14 of 72 | Posted by: Delsia Stewart "Vicki" - IL
“May the Lord strengthen the family at this time.
15 of 72 | Posted by: Judith Taylor - Travel Agent
“The world has lost someone very special.
16 of 72 | Posted by: Terry Ross & Shirley Ross - CA
“"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Author Unknown. With thoughts of peace and courage for you.
17 of 72 | Posted by: Sharon Muhammad - Markham, IL
“Howard and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of Linda. She was a very bright star and shared her loving spirit with all. John please know...Read More »
18 of 72 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Brown - Toledo, OH
“John May the good Lord wrap his arms around you and carry you through these difficult times you and yours are in my prayers Diane [silver]
19 of 72 | Posted by: Diane Tollison - Chicago, IL
“John my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I know you have a very heavy heart but always remember she will always be with in...Read More »
20 of 72 | Posted by: Cindy Littleton Martin - Neffs, OH
“John, we extend to you our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Linda was a very special lady and will remain in our thoughts and memories...Read More »
21 of 72 | Posted by: The Munney Family @ Palmdale Trophy - CA
“My condolences to you, John, and your family. "And though the path divides....Read More »
22 of 72 | Posted by: Mary Ward - Robbins, IL
“Will miss your smile.
23 of 72 | Posted by: Rose Duren Smithson - Toledo, OH
“I will always remember our trip to Zimbabwe and white water rafting on the great Zambezi. May God rest your soul
24 of 72 | Posted by: Amos W Kuvhenguhwa - Apple VAlley, CA
“My condolence to John Smith and Family
God Bless Linda and may she (RIP)
25 of 72 | Posted by: Sidney Bibby - Biloxi, MS
“John,my deepest sympathy to you and the family. I will always remember Linda as a great lady with beautiful spirit.
May she rest in peace and her...Read More »
26 of 72 | Posted by: Gracie Kibble - Quartz Hill, CA
“John, my condolence to you and your family. Words can never take away the pain of the lost of a love one. You and Linda were soul mates. She fought...Read More »
27 of 72 | Posted by: Yolanda Warner-Lewis - IL
“My deepest condolences to the family. She will be deeply missed.
28 of 72 | Posted by: monica Whitaker - Chicago, IL
“It is so hard to know what to say about such a loving, generous and kind person as Linda. John, I want you to know that Clauis and I are both praying...Read More »
29 of 72 | Posted by: Claire Nickleberry - Vancouver, WA
“Linda fought a good fight without complaining. To see her you would never guess she was going through as much as she was! John and Linda were a...Read More »
30 of 72 | Posted by: Cynthia Simmons - IL - ATB Agent
“Condolence to John And Family.May the Lord give you peace.
31 of 72 | Posted by: Rosie L. McCarter - Doltin, IL
“Pearl and I express condollence to John and the family, we share your loss of a womderful, kind and loving soul, expressed in Linda, that she leaves...Read More »
32 of 72 | Posted by: Ed &Pearl Gosa - Chicago, IL
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Aunt Linda. The love the two of you shared was inspiring. I pray that you are comforted in this time of...Read More »
33 of 72 | Posted by: Kayla DeLong - Bellaire, OH
“May God Bless you and your family and may you find comfort in the great memories you shared and knowing she is at peace.
34 of 72 | Posted by: marguerite carter - chicago, IL
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall i fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Be strong and keep the...Read More »
35 of 72 | Posted by: Ruby White - Chicago, IL
“I am certainly going to miss Linda. I really enjoyed her enthusiasm as we saw wonderful places in the world. I have fond memories of her going to...Read More »
36 of 72 | Posted by: Helen R. Shaw - Los Angeles, CA
“Only through Linda's sheer determination and God's blessings did Linda continue to work so diligently with her husband, John. I was blessed to meet...Read More »
37 of 72 | Posted by: Elvah Donald - New Albany, OH
“John and Family: Anthony and I are saddened by Linda's journey. She will truly be missed. She was a wonderful, beautiful, kind spirited, strong...Read More »
38 of 72 | Posted by: Michelle Susberry Hill, Ed.D - IL
“Dear John, I never met Linda but I know she must a been a beautiful woman, both inside and outside. I pray that God will give you and your fammily...Read More »
39 of 72 | Posted by: Gladys Peden-Brownlow - NY
“John and family,
Our hearts hurt for your loss. We will always remember her smile and how she made you smile! Our prayers are with you.
Lisa and...Read More »
40 of 72 | Posted by: Lisa Gavin - Chicago, IL - friend
I'm truly sorry for your loss. We are at a lost for words knowing that Aunt Linda has passed on. She was such a sweet, amazing &...Read More »
41 of 72 | Posted by: Tiffany Beck - Martins Ferry, OH
“(Message from mom)
I'm truly sorry that I am unable to be there with you in your time of need. I know you lost your true love, and...Read More »
42 of 72 | Posted by: Bertha Smith - Martins Ferry, OH
“May the comfort of loving family and friends be your strength now and in the days ahead. I will miss Linda and her wonderful smile that she always...Read More »
43 of 72 | Posted by: Patricia McLain - Prineville, OR
Although I didn't know Linda for very long the news of her passing saddened me a great deal today. I am truly sorry for your loss and I will...Read More »
44 of 72 | Posted by: Rich Swidow - Lancaster, CA
“Angel God just received another flower for his garden. RIP as your suffering is over!
45 of 72 | Posted by: Lori Dodson - chicago, IL
“I will always be here for you.
46 of 72 | Posted by: Renee Shelton - Marietta, GA
“I am sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers are with you.
47 of 72 | Posted by: Lisa Edmonds - Lancaster, CA
“I was truly saddened by the news of Linda's passing. My prayers and sincere condolences are offered to John and the entire family during this period...Read More »
48 of 72 | Posted by: Darlean McClure - Visalia, CA
“John, Words cannot epress the pain of losing someone you loved so much. She knew you loved her with all of your heart.
You will always have the...Read More »
49 of 72 | Posted by: Gaytha M. Longs - Lombard, IL
“My deepest,aloha sympathy, John to you and your family with the loss of your wife, and so many other titles she held in her business life and home,...Read More »
50 of 72 | Posted by: Carmelita Zenzola - San Diego, CA
“"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" Matt. 5-4. Rev. Gloria and I will be praying for you John and your entire family. We Love...Read More »
51 of 72 | Posted by: Reese & Rev. Gloria Randolph - IL
My heart goes out to you. Linda knew you loved and adored her and she knew you were there for her ALWAYS and she loved and adored you. We have...Read More »
52 of 72 | Posted by: Kay DeLeau - Clermont, FL
“Linda always had the best attitude about her illness. She was remarkable and she loved to laugh!
We had lots of good times together and she will...Read More »
53 of 72 | Posted by: Lori Fischer - Lancaster, CA
“PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY..GOD BLESS!!
54 of 72 | Posted by: nina randall - neffs, OH
“John our deepest sympathy for the loss of Linda. She fought such an amazing battle and is such an inspiration to others. May God be with you and...Read More »
55 of 72 | Posted by: Pat Whitman - Littleton, CO
“Words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear. May God give you and your family the strength to overcome the pain...
56 of 72 | Posted by: Kat Casarez-Perkins - ATB, AZ
“John, Dear John, Randy and I have known you and Linda for what, twnnty years. One of my biggest regrets, is that we didn't have the time to...Read More »
57 of 72 | Posted by: MARIANNE & RANDY BUTTON - CA
“John -What a fight Linda fought! She was always strong, professional, and a jazzy dresser :)You are not alone with missing Linda, we share in your...Read More »
58 of 72 | Posted by: Victor and Stacey Ledbetter - MI
“So sad for our loss and especially for the loss of. JOHN'S best friend and love of his life. I will be praying for the family. Sorry that I couldn't...Read More »
59 of 72 | Posted by: sheila Jackson Smith - Harvey, IL
“John, my most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, as you grieve the loss of your wife. Celebrate the beautiful memories of the loving life...Read More »
60 of 72 | Posted by: Nancy B. Coleman - Flossmoor, IL
“Wishing I could have been there for you...LInda will be truly missed and I loved her like my sister.... love you ...
61 of 72 | Posted by: Beverly Lasure - Martins Ferry, OH
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you in the love of family and friends.
62 of 72 | Posted by: John DeKeyzer - Oxnard, CA
“I will miss her smile,John I will continue to pray for you.
63 of 72 | Posted by: Teresa Hoskins - Calumet city, IL
I know that you did not want to let her go. She was a fighter and she won her fight. She is in her father arms resting peacefully.
Love always...Read More »
64 of 72 | Posted by: Lisa Williams - Portage, MI
“A good person has been taken away and gone to a better place.
My prayer are with John and the family.
65 of 72 | Posted by: Cherane Wilson - Chicago, IL
“John, I feel like I know Linda personally because of the way you always talked about her. I am sure she knew how much she meant to you and how much...Read More »
66 of 72 | Posted by: Winifred Nweke - Marietta, GA
“God bless you and your family. God added another angel to His team!!
67 of 72 | Posted by: Cynthia Wright - Matteson, IL
“John, Linda is at peace, she suffers no more pain and will always continue to have that beautiful smile. I am sure that her wish for you is to keep...Read More »
68 of 72 | Posted by: Charlotte Pointer - GA - friend
“My prayers are with you and your family.
69 of 72 | Posted by: Felecia Bell - Lithonia, GA
“May the peace of God rest in your hearts this during time of healing.
70 of 72 | Posted by: Demetria Green - Chester, VA
May God's peace comfort you during this difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers. God's Blessings Always, Mari
71 of 72 | Posted by: Mari Garcia - Oxnard, CA
“John, It truly breaks our heart knowing of what you are going through and that all of us can not be with you in this difficult time. All of the...Read More »
72 of 72 | Posted by: Darla( Smith ) Palen - Bellaire, OH
Entered the Kingdom of God Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Palmdale Regional Hospital following a 15 year battle with cancer. Linda was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Highland, Calif., to Salvador G. and Hortensia R. Garcia. After moving to Lancaster she worked as a secretary and office manager for Coldwell Banker Hartwig Realty for 38 years. She and her husband John W. Smith opened and operated American Travel Bureau in Palmdale where she served as Chief Financial Officer from 2000 until present. Linda is survived her dedicated and devoted husband John; her mother Hortensia Garcia; one brother Carlos Garcia; a step-son Richard Smith, three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Salvador Gayton Garcia and her brother Salvador Dorian Garcia. Linda was a devoted and loving wife, daughter, sister, grandmother and aunt who was loved and admired by all. Viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Halley Olsen Murphy, 44802 Date Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be held at 12 noon, Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Father Serra Parish, 42121 60th St. West, Quartz Hill, CA 93586. A reception will follow at Parish Center