On January 30, 2020 Linda passed away at the age of 71, with her husband and two daughters at her side.
Linda was born on February 27, 1948 in Chico, California to Roy Perez and Dina Argentina Duchi. She was raised in Mt. Shasta, attended local schools and graduated from Mt. Shasta High School in 1966. She then met her future husband Bill while attending the College of the Siskiyou’s in Weed, California. Married for 52 years, Bill and Linda made their life in the Sacramento area and for the last 41 years in Elk Grove.
Linda is survived by her husband Bill, brother David Perez (Jilla) of Sacramento, daughter Vineeta LelaHeston (Sairam Moore) of Lake of the Pines; Donna Lynn Castle (John) of Cameron Park; and two special granddaughters, Lillian (Lily) Mae Ross and Shaeli Heston Moore, who brought many smiles and much joy into her life; along with nieces, nephews and their families.
Linda loved books. Using this love, as a volunteer member of the PTA, she established the library at the newly constructed Ellen Feickert Elementary School.
Linda used her creative mind to design and execute decorative items and themes used when the Elk Grove Girls Slo-Pitch Softball League hosted the Slo-Pitch National Championships at the Elk Grove Regional Park.
Linda enjoyed reading, all music, flowers, hummingbirds, and her succulent garden.
One of her greatest joys was working with thestudents as a librarian at Florin High School for 21 years, after earning her Associate Degreein Library Science.
After retiring, as a volunteer member of the Elk Grove Senior Center Crafters, Linda made many items to be sold in the annual Christmas Bazaars.
Linda and Bill went on cruises, visited many places in the US and several foreign countries, always buying a souvenir magnet to commemorate each location. Linda especially loved Maui and spent many a vacation there. Her wish is to have her ashes scattered off the Maui shore.
Linda made many friends over the years who she treasured. She loved playing Bingo with her friends at the Elks Lodge, lunching with the ladies, her Bunco group buddies, and all the wonderful ladies who were part of her social circle.
Linda went through her final illness with the strength, grace and dignity she demonstrated throughout her life.
The family thanks her Kaiser doctors, especially Dr. Lisa Liu, and also the medical and nursing staff at the South Kaiser Hospital that provided heartfelt care and support for both Linda and her family during her final days.