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Linda Kay (Taylor) Walker

Born: Wed., May 25, 1949
Died: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018


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Linda Kay Taylor Walker, age 69 of Newberry passed away at her residence October 29, 2018 under the care of Northwoods Hospice, very close friends and family.

Born May 25, 1949, in Newberry, Linda was the daughter of Julian and Harriette Taylor.  She attended the Mark's and Smather's schools and graduated from Newberry High School in 1967.  

Longtime employee of the Newberry Schools, Linda drove bus and also greeted many people who attended athletic events, inside and out.  She was also active in 4-H, the Luce County Fair, played softball for the J T Dancers and bowled.

She, along with other family members, enjoyed dressing up for floats, Halloween and sometimes just dressing up in funny costumes just for laughs.

A chicken entrepreneur, Linda raised the chickens, cared and fed for them and sold the eggs, sometimes even delivering them to her good friends.  She loved her chickens.

Most notable about Linda was that she allowed her son Dennis a free spirit card and in letting him experience whatever he desired no matter the cost to her.  She worked numerous jobs just so he could chase his dreams and often went without for herself.

As Dennis is in the Air Force, Linda became more active with veterans, in that, she organized the soliciting, gathering and mailing Christmas packages to servicemen and women.  She did not know who these soldiers were, just that she felt it necessary for these people to know that someone was thinking of them during the holidays. Linda gathered and Lil and Mike Clark did the packing and off they went all over the country.

When power outages occurred, Linda would make cookies and pies for the linemen and leave at the office for them.

Survivors include her sons Dennis and Elliott from Anchorage, Alaska, Mother Harriette Taylor of Newberry. Siblings: Robert (Jan) Taylor, Jean (Jim) Foley, Amy (Jeff) Wheeler all of Newberry. Carolyn (Ron) Ford of Weeki Wachi, Florida. Kathy (John) Smith, Jan (Rich) Jacobson of Traverse City, Michigan and several nieces and nephews.

Per request, cremation has been accorded and services for Linda with be held next summer on June 15th with a gathering for relatives and friends in Lakefield.

Memorials can be directed to the Luce County Veterans Office.

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Mary Duflo
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
You are free my dear friend. No more pain no more suffering. My thoughts and prayers go ut to the family. Until we meet again rest in peace.

Joy patterson
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
So sorry for your lost .I had the great honor of meeting your mom when I was caregiving for your grandpa Gus. You are in my prayers during this sad time. Again I'm so sorry for your lost.

Bea Anne
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
Linda will be so missed. She was so loved by everyone. Now she is pain free and at wonderful peace with the Lord. Love and prayers for all of you.Love and prayers, BeaAnne

James Michael Myers
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
Linda was a very nice and special lady that I met a while back in the cemetery. We both did lawn services for people and we had something to talk about and talked now and then. We always waved at one another and it was nice to see her. No doubt she will be missed by more than just myself. Great Lady.

Lynaha (Planck) StClair
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I worked with her many years ago as a nurses aid at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. She was always willing to help others out if they had a heavy patient load. She was so pleasant to work with. May she Rest In Peace and may her family find comfort in the memories that they hold in their hearts.

Shelia Caswell
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
Oh where do I begin?..Mrs. Walker was the best..My son Graduates in 2019..He played football all his time in school..My two oldest son's did also..Linda loved my boys with all of her heart..Every time We would come to a football game she was always working the south side gates. And that is just where we would go. She always would laugh with us as we entered. She was the best!!! She will always have a special part in my life and heart for ever..Rest easy my Friend!!! Until we see each other again.. <3

Carl and Chris Brown
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
So sorry to hear this. Linda was a great friend to my mother-in-law, Vivian Brown, when she lived in Dollarville. Seems every trip we took to the UP would include a visit from Linda. Our condolences to her whole family!

Tom and Sandy McInnis
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
To the Taylor family. We share your sorrow. Linda was a sweet hard working and caring person. Share your many memories to ease the pain.

Valerie Robinson
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
There is a big hole in the heart of Newberry!

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