Linda, born August 10, 1950 in Tacoma, Washington, spent her entire adult career as an educator. She was, first, a middle/high school science teacher and , lastly, an elementary teacher of the Talented and Gifted (TAG) in New Hampshire, where she received the Young Inventors Consortium National Award in 1996. Her entire DoDDS career was at Alconbury High School in England from 1977 to 1984. Everyone was inspired by her dedication to public education, her zeal in inspiring students, and she was
the driving force in the school’s participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Linda died on Sept. 19, 2000 from complications from pancreatic cancer. She is buried in Fairmont cemetery in Denver.