In Memory

Linda Cook (Owens)

Linda Cook (Owens)

We are so sorry to report the loss of our wonderful Linda Cook (Owen).  She will be greatly missed.  The following is her obituary appearing in The Oregonian, February 9, 2014.  Linda's picture is included and can be viewed on the Oregonian's obituary webpage.

April 24, 1947 - Jan. 25, 2014 Linda Owens went to be with her Lord and Savior after a hard-fought battle with respiratory failure brought on by H1N1 influenza.

Linda was born in Seattle to Robert and Myrtle Cook. The family moved to Oregon when Linda was 3, and she graduated from Milwaukie High School.

After graduation, Linda worked as a singing waitress, but in 1975, she discovered her true profession: creating stained glass art. She dedicated her life to creating beautiful stained glass works of art and to teaching students her craft. Linda was warmhearted and compassionate. She happily shared everything she had with those who needed it, and she welcomed all who came to her as family. Her generosity extended to animals as well; many rescued cats and dogs found a haven with her. Linda had a delightful sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She loved to tease and be teased, and she made every occasion fun. She played cards and board games enthusiastically. Making music was important to her, and she also enjoyed traveling. Linda's vibrant spirit, bright smile and warm heart will be greatly missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to know her. Linda was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Dwight; daughter, Angela; brothers, Lester and Larry; sister, Laura; and grandson, Elijah. A celebration of Linda's life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at East Hill Family in Gresham. In lieu of flowers, please offer contributions to the Women's Ministry at Calvary Chapel Oregon City, the Girl Scouts of America or the Oregon Humane Society.