Linda Tullar

Our family lost our loving, thoughtful and incredibly strong wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece and friend on August 29, 2010.
Linda Tullar passed away after a 6 year battle with cancer, surrounded by her family who will miss her immensely.  She brought a ray of sunshine to all whose lives she touched, even during her most difficult moments of her illness.
A graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School, she married her childhood sweetheart, Kirk Tullar on May 11, 1985 and had 2 sons, Bennie and Kyle. They lived in Monroe, Washington for the past 22 years.   
She worked at Universal Avionics System Corporation for 12 years, where she thought of her peers as her family.  She recently left her employment at Canyon Creek Cabinets in Monroe, WA. where she had been employed for 6 years.  She will be sorely missed by all her coworkers.
As important as her career was to her, her main focus was always her family.  Children were always drawn to her.  Their home was a constant influx of her son’s friends, who referred to her as “Mom”.   Her door was always open, making each person feel special and unique.  One of her greatest gifts was the encouragement that she gave to others.
Other than with her family, she loved to spend her time cooking and baking, camping, reading a good novel, watching movies with her family, creating crafts for others, and loving her 2 dogs.
Linda was born on 9/16/1962 in Carrington, ND, the youngest child of John Sheaffer and Phyllis Hook. She is survived by her husband, Kirk Tullar, her sons Bennie (21) and Kyle (19), her mother, Phyllis and stepfather, Don Hook of Sun City West, AZ, father, John and stepmother, Bobette Sheaffer of Bothell, WA, siblings Teresa Grube of Naples, Fl, Michael Sheaffer of Lynnwood, WA, Laurie Brook of Arlington, WA, and stepsiblings, Heidi Kueny, Hoyt Hook, Danette Goree and Timothy Riche.
Memorial services will be held at Cascade Community Church at 14377 Fryelands Blvd SE, Monroe, WA, 98272 on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 1:00 PM.
You are invited to come and celebrate Linda’s life at our home after the memorial service on Saturday, September 4, 2010.  The address is 25127 145th Pl. SE, Monroe, WA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, P.O. Box 19023, Seattle WA 98109-1023. Checks should be made payable to SCCA with indication that they are in memory of Linda Tullar. Or call (877) 308-3117 to make a donation by phone.

15 Responses to “Linda Tullar”

  • Merlin Beach says:

    I will miss her very much.
    I loved her like she was my own daughter

    uncle merlim

  • Nancy Wisness says:

    Dearest Phyllis and all of the family

    I was so sorry to learn of Linda’s struggles and her death. I know that will leave such a void in all of your lives. Please know that Rick and I are thinking of you.

    Much love,
    Nancy and Rick Wisness

  • Penni Jones says:

    I have been out of touch for a long time, but I loved Linda and will miss her always. My heart goes out to Kirk and the boys. Please know that I think of you often and will always hold you close in my heart.

    Love always,
    Penni (Pooh)

  • Joni (Saint) Andre' says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Linda passing. I remember her laugh and smile. I did not know her well but we did spend time togeher at many family gatherings. Speak of her often and treasure the memories.

  • Tracy Beach says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was beautiful on the inside and out, and I feel lucky to have known her.

  • Kim Jacobsen says:

    My dear Linda, I will miss you so my friend. You were beautiful inside and out and that wonderful, one of a kind smile will live in my memory alway’s. You were one of the kindest, most thoughtful and encouraging people I have ever know. Nothing could cheer a person more than a big hug and a smooch on the cheek from you, the eternal optimist. You truly were a special friend for alway’s and I could go on and on with memories of the time’s we shared with one another as well as our mutual buddy’s. We really tore it up back in the day:) I’ll love you alway’s, Linda. My prayer’s to your beloved husband and my dear friend, Kirk, and to your treasured son’s, Bennie and Kyle.

  • Kim Jacobsen says:

    My apologies for not extending my condolences to the rest of Linda and Kirk’s families. Although Laurie is also a good friend of mine and we have spoken, I have only met the rest of the families on maybe one or two occasion’s over the year’s. I’m sure we can all agree that Linda was a strong and courageous woman who will be missed by many. My heart goes out to you all.

  • Per and Marli & Girls says:

    Linda’s laugh, her love of life and her eternal strength will live on in so many of our lives forever. We will miss her dearly, but know that she is now in a good place with so many of our loved ones that have gone before her. Our prayers are with Kirk, Kyle and Bennie….We love them so much.

  • Doug and Linda Kelly says:

    We would just like to send our love and prayers to Kyle and his family at this difficult time. Our son Kyle Campanelli was touched by Linda’s life and will hold her dear in his heart. We send our deepest sympathy to your family.

    Doug and Linda Kelly

  • vaunda lea says:

    What can I say? She was such a sweet person. You knew her right away. Such a beautiful smile. I know your whole family will have a big hole in your heart with her passing. What a battle she fought. She was the child that was a ‘Beach’. Looked the most like Phyllis. My heart goes out to all of you. Grief is such a mighty force. It comes in waves. Please know that I keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all. Vaunda Lea

  • Ausbie & Becky says:

    Dear Phyllis, We are so very very saddened to hear about Linda’s passing. We can not possibly know what it must be like to loose a child. What a great lady she must have been. We wish we could have known her. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, we love you and most importantly GOD loves you and will help you through this terrible time. Love Ausbie & Becky

  • Laurie says:

    I miss my sis so much! I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE IS GONE! I MISS HER AND I NEED HER!Sometimes i wonder if i can go on without her. She was my life. I MISS HER

  • Kim Jacobsen says:

    Laurie, I am so sorry for your grief and pain. Losing a loved one is so terribly difficult. I know how close you two were and can only imagine what a void this has created in your life. Since Linda’s passing I have spent time with the “group” on a couple of occasion’s and it feel’s so strange to not have Linda there with us. It really makes you understand how precious life is and how we need to be there for the people we care about ALWAY’S. I would like to be there for you in any way I possibly can. Please let me know what I can do to help you through this. I know your family has experienced another terrible loss since Linda and my heart goes out to all of you. I love you. Please be in touch.

  • Kirk says:

    Happy Anniversary Sweetheart. Miss you.

  • Laurie says:

    It has been 1 year since Linda has been gone and it seems like forever! The hole in my heart is still as big as it was the day she died. I miss her so, so,so much! I believe all the prayers we get from everyone helps! I love you sister!

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