Linda Schultz Johnson

1/24/1937 – 2/10/2015


Johnson1On February 10th, with family by her side, Linda accepted God’s invitation to join Him in His home in Heaven.

Linda was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2007. She lost her life after a 7 1/2 year battle. She fought all the way to the end.

Linda was born on January 24th, 1937, to Pete and Helen Schultz of Reardan, WA. She graduated from Reardan High School in the class of 1955. She attended Washington State College, graduating with an English degree in 1959. It was here that she met her beloved husband, Lloyd. They married on December 27, 1959.

Linda taught school in Seattle’s Highline School District. In 1961, Lloyd was transferred to Dallas, TX. Here, their two daughters, Jennifer Ann and Cynthia Lee, were born. After five years in Dallas, they transferred to Atlanta, GA. In 1970, they returned to the Seattle area, settling in Bellevue, WA, where they lived for the next 37 years. Seven years ago, they moved to the Trilogy community of Redmond Ridge.

During her time in Bellevue, Linda became involved with Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), an in-Johnson2depth, expository Bible study program. She was a BSF leader for years and developed many close, lifelong relationships through the experience.  Linda also embarked on a new career. She went into retail sales, working for her dear friend, Lynn Morris, who owned a candy store in Gilman Village, Issaquah, WA. When the business expanded to include a restaurant, Linda took over management of the candy store.

Linda was an exceptional cook and loved to entertain.  Through the years, she led and participated in many Bible studies. She was a treasured teacher and mentor to numerous individuals.


Linda and Lloyd traveled to many parts of the world after their retirement. They enjoyed several trips with Linda’s cousin, Pat Rankin (John), who grew up with Linda, and was like a sister to her.

Linda leaves behind many friends and family members, including her husband of 55 years, Lloyd E. Johnson, daughters, Jennifer J. Shettleroe (David), Cynthia Schlemlein (Kirk), and grandson Jacob L. Shettleroe. She will be deeply missed.  

A memorial service will be held at Creekside Covenant Church, 2315 173rd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, on Saturday, March 7th, at 1:00 pm.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to any of the following:

* Evergreen Hospice, or Evergreen Health Foundation, 12040 NE 128th St, MS #5, Kirkland, WA 98034.

* Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

* Creekside Covenant Church, PO Box 2557, Redmond, WA 98073,


Lloyd Edwin Johnson

9 Responses to “Linda Schultz Johnson”

  • Paulette Chaussee says:

    Linda was one of the kindest,loving, Godly, beautiful women I have ever known. I will always smile when I remember her. She will be greatly missed. I look forward to spending eternity with her!

  • Merita Johnson says:

    Linda was my Aunt. It is hard to stop and try to think of the right words to describe everything that my Aunt was to me because she she was so very much to me. I loved the sound of her voice. I loved how she always seemed to be surrounded with a gentle peaceful spirit. You always felt it when she entered the room. I loved That she always treated my Uncle Lloyd with love and respect. I love the beautiful daughters she raised (my precious cousins Jennifer & Cynde). I loved her love of entertaining and I loved to be a guest in her home. I was so lucky to have her in my life and I will miss Aunt Linda for the rest of my life.

  • Gail Rushing says:

    Linda was my neighbor,friend and one of the kindest, sweetest women I’ve ever known. She was always warm, calm and gentle. She loved God and her family. She will be greatly missed by all of us who knew her.

  • Pamela Sindall says:

    Linda, You made the world a better place just by being in it. I’ll miss you.

  • Fran Jones says:

    What a blessing and dear friend Linda has been in my life. For decades we walked side by side : we were BSF leaders together, began new careers at Gilman Village at the same time, and belonged to the same Bible Study/Prayer Group – The Thursday Saints. In this group we shared deeply and loved completly. One could always count on fervent and faithful prayer from Linda and for lovely uplifting words. Her gracious and peaceful spirit was both a balm and a joy to us all. (Not to forget her gifts of hospitality and cooking that she lavished on us as well). In her unselfish and committed spirit she continued to pray for each of us until her last days.
    I will miss her terribly here on earth, but look forward to her presence in heaven. To me, and many, she is a beautiful example of II Tim 4:7: I have fought the good fight,I have finished the race,I have kept the faith. Fran Jones

  • Lorene Johnson Liebert says:

    My cousin Merita used the most perfect words to describe our beloved Aunt – She always seemed to be surrounded with a gentle peaceful spirit. Somehow, in her presence, no matter what might be going on in life, everything seemed better. She had the most truly loving and giving heart I have ever known. Though my heart is broken, I will hold her there for the rest of my days. I hope she is out of pain and at peace.

  • Marilyn Kelly says:

    Linda …a beautiful woman spreading the fragrance of Christ just by being who she was in Jesus~

  • Harriet Salathe says:

    My dear friend Linda–How loved you have been by family and friends–and now you have experienced the fullness of the love of Jesus as He has called you home to heaven.

    I remember,Linda,how you loved decorating your beautiful home– and I can see you now thru Ps. 84 saying ” how lovely is your dwelling place O Lord Almighty”.

  • steven norton says:

    I met Linda at the family re-union of 2008 and learned real quick how my wife Patty, who is the grand daughter of Carrie Lindstrom and John Ford was connected to everyone then. Linda told me about the Cochlear transplant at the re-union since she knew my hearing problems. It has been awhile now,but this March 27th, 2019 I will have my cochlear transplant and I will always remember Linda and my visit with her explaining to me about this procedure and telling me I should have it done. Well after all these years and now that I have the insurance to cover this $100,000 operation it will happen finally. Linda was so kind and heart warming of a person to talk to then and I wish I could have met up with her again with my new cochlear transplant to show her as she would be proud to know that I took her advice and helped my hearing problems. Missing others is a hard thing to get used to. Wishing we all could live forever.

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