In Memory

Linda Taylor (Boothe)

Linda Taylor (Boothe)

LINDA TAYLOR BOOTHE, 71, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2018 in Richland. She was born on October 19, 1946, and was a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities.

Linda is survived by her husband of 53 years, Homer Boothe. While growing up, their daughters would often refer to them as "Mr. and Mrs. Companionship". A more loving and devoted couple would be difficult to find. Linda was the mother of two daughters, Diana Torres of Pasco, WA, and LeeAnn Myers (Brent) of Edmonds, WA, sister of Barry Taylor of Santa Rosa, CA, and Alan Taylor of Hood River, OR. She was also grandmother extraordinaire to grandsons Justin and Anthony Torres, Devin and Simon Myers, and Granddaughter Genevieve Myers. She is preceded in death by her parents Roy and Betty Taylor.

Linda was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her early twenties, and throughout her life encountered many health challenges. Yet the way she chose to live her life was an inspiration to anyone who knew her. People were often surprised to learn of her challenges, as she smiled easily and radiated positivity on a daily basis. That's not to say she didn't get frustrated, but her complaints could be counted on one hand. Linda's attitude and outlook were examples on how to live a good life.

After her passing, we were sharing many stories of fun times spent together, and the spirit she exuded. Her grandson asked if she was really as perfect as she seemed? Of course, no one is perfect, but the best answer to that question is "Yes, pretty much!" Perhaps we are a little biased, but that's the way we see it. Linda was admired and loved, and she knew it. That knowledge is a great comfort to those of us who loved her.

Linda spent many years as a volunteer for Kadlec Neurological Resource Center, before becoming an employee as a Resource Librarian. She continued this work for over 20 years and was one of those rare individuals who enjoyed going to work each morning. Because of the invaluable support KNRC offers to individuals, which Linda was privileged to witness firsthand, we are asking in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Kadlec Neurological Resource Center.

Linda loved crossword puzzles, cruises, her book club, playing Scrabble and Nickels, and above all, her family. The place she holds in our hearts is huge, and we miss her immensely. Honoring Linda's wishes, the family will hold a private graveside service at City View Cemetery. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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10/03/18 12:02 PM #1    

Allen Johnson

I have always been inspired by Linda's courage. Despite her medical battles, she always was friendly and socially engaged. I was deeply moved by her ability to adapt to increasingly harsher conditions. 

10/22/18 10:01 PM #2    

Judith Mayers (Lorenz)

I had a lot of respect for Linda. Everyone of us has had to deal with what life gives us, either from birth or through the years. Linda definitely overcame what life dealt her. She was a class act. My condolences to her family. Rest in Peace

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