Linda Jean Quick

Quick2Born January 31, 1944 in Anaconda, Montana.  Linda passed away on February 24, 2014 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Washington.

She is survived by her daughter, Leandra Parnel and husband Jeff, and son Patrick Buchanan and wife Hiromi.  Her pride and joy, apart from her own Quick1children, were her grandchildren Mckinley (3 years old) and Jacelyn (18 months old); daughters of Leandra and Jeff.   She is also survived by her sister, Janis Quick Granroth, step-father, Larry Manwell, brother, Dana Manwell, his wife Jill and their children, Ryker, Ellee and Sophia.  She is predeceased by her father, Warren Quick in 1961, her sister, Judy Quick Nelson in 2007, her mother Dorothy Quick Manwell in 2008 and her brother-in-law, Larry Granroth in May 2013.

Linda graduated from Ballard High School in Seattle in 1962.  She worked in the cosmetics department at Fredrick & Nelson until she became a Flight Attendant for United Airlines in 1964.  She loved flying and was based in Chicago until her first marriage in 1967 to Robert Larsen (divorced 1968).  Fired from United Airlines for being married, she returned to Seattle and went to work for Nordstrom.  She moved to Anchorage, Alaska and married Reg Buchanan in 1975 and gave birth to Leandra in 1977 and Patrick in 1979.  Linda moved back to Seattle in 1982 following a divorce, and returned to United Air Lines in 1983.  Linda married Rob Tumpach in 1985 and divorced in 1994.  She continued working for United Airlines until retiring in 2002.

Quick3Linda enjoyed trips to Hawaii and the Oregon coast with her 2nd family, the Callisons, in earlier years.  She kept in constant communication with her beloved cousin, Charlotte Lanes, over the years.  Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthdays were anticipated with much preparation and happiness.   Highlights of recent days were Tuesday morning breakfasts with family.  Linda and her sister Jan enjoyed a trip to the beach last June, daily phone calls, and a great weekend last month, shopping, eating and laughing.  She and Jan were in the process of planning a cruise to Hawaii in March or April.  She loved Kauai where she spent a couple of weeks with Larry and Betty last year.

Linda will always be remembered for her beauty, her smile, quick wit and her love of family.  She loved people and was always up for a party!


A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held on March 15th at 11 a.m. at Mill Creek Community Church located at 16415 North Rd, Bothell, WA  98012.


3 Responses to “Linda Jean Quick”

  • Janet Weitz Cahill says:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of Linda. I knew Linda for many years (63 years). As a child I will always remember Linda as loving to dance, have a good time, very pretty, and the wonderful toe dance shoes. It has been several years since seeing Linda…such a special person. My condolences go to her children, grand children, the rest of the family and my very special friend, her sister, Janis. Take Care and God Bless all of you.

  • Roberta Quick Struck says:

    To Jan and the rest of Linda’s family, I am so very sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers. Linda was so kind to my parents in the ’70s when my Dad was going to the university hospital in Seattle. I remember her as very beautiful and sweet.

  • Shawn Schlaman says:

    Leandra, Patrick,
    I am so sorry to learn of Aunt Linda’s passing. My heart and thoughts go out to you and your families. I will always remember her as a woman of great beauty, warmth and good humor. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

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