Erlinda Dizon Ramos was born on February 26, 1933, to a family of 12 children (one died in infancy) in the province of Nueva Ecija, Guimba in the Philippines. She traveled a long way from home when she eventually came to the United States on a full scholarship and obtained a Master’s degree in English. Along the way she met and married Edgardo Ramos who was in the USAF. They returned to the Philippines after a short stint in Colorado where Linda taught music at Byers ES. She remained in the Philippines and taught music at Grissom ES on Clark AFB. The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 forced her to evacuate and be reassigned to Atsugi Naval Base in Japan. She retired in 1995 and returned home to the Philippines. Every biennial year during all of her time with DiDDS was much anticipated as she would travel to the states to visit family and friends, bringing much joy and laughter with her presence.
She was much loved as a mother to her two daughters – Beverly and Lisa- and their families. She loved her job as a music teacher with DoDDS for 33 years and was in turn, loved by students and colleagues alike. She loved her family and friends with abandon, extended warm hospitality to all, and served her God through her musical talents and abilities wherever she was. Known for her culinary skills, she will be remembered for the many fines meals she served for different occasions. Humor, music, traveling, shopping, food, people and a mean game of Scrabble were some of the many things she enjoyed and she will remain forever missed and loved.