Saturday, July 14, 2012

Linda Carothers Obituary

Linda Jane Carothers was born on December 6, 1941 in Pocatello, ID, to Fred Wynn and Verda Wolverton. Her parents divorced and her mother married Guy Wilson in 1945. Linda graduated from Pocatello H.S. in 1960, and then completed secretarial training at business school. In 1961, she married Edwin Carothers in Pocatello, ID. They were married for 49 years and raised four children, during which time she upheld her duties as a Navy wife, enduring many deployments and holidays without her husband, but never losing her strength or love of her family. She lived in San Diego for over 40 years.

Linda, 70, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, June 27.

Linda loved her children and grandchildren very much, and valued her many friends. She was an avid bowler and loved crafts, such as toile painting and scrapbooking. She also enjoyed playing with her dogs and watching baseball, forever rooting for the Padres. Linda lived a life of service, not only to family but to many others, donating time and money to many causes. Often, she opened her home to foster babies and others in need of a place to stay.

She had a strong belief and love of Jesus Christ, her Savior.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister Kathleen, and her brother Fred. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Kelly (Lance), Donald (Kori), Lori (William) and Guy; eleven grandchildren Bethany, Colina, Javier, Joshua, Jeremy, Carlin, Catlin, Claire, Jane, Tyler and Sam; her brothers Michael, Danny and Layne; her sisters Georgia, Tony and Christy; and her dog Maggie.

A memorial service will be held at Clairemont Mortuary on July 10 at 2:00 p.m. with interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery with her husband on July 12.

Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on July 6, 2012