Linda Graves

September 18, 1959 – October 15, 2015

 

In Loving Memory Of My Wife

Linda

A talented singer and percussionist, Linda’s greatest gift was bringing joy to people, often complete strangers, with a kind word, a compliment, or sharing a joke. She was the sweetest, kindest, most loving person I ever knew, and she is missed terribly by me, her family and everyone who knew her.

 

May she find peace in the afterlife.

 

Robert J. Steel

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8 Responses to “Linda Graves”

  • Doyce Elliott says:

    We thank Bob for this beautiful memorial……

    and for loving our Daughter.

    Doyce (and Della) Elliott

  • Doyce Elliott says:

    We thank Bob for this beautiful memorial for Linda…and for loving and honoring our Daughter.

    Doyce amd Della Elliott

  • Carl Reynolds says:

    Thank you Bob for this fitting memorial to Linda. She was my first niece and I will never forget the day she was born and what a sweet young lady she grew up to be. Thank you for taking care of her for all these years and making her happy.

  • Charles & Jolene Dunnam says:

    Bob, this is such a sweet gift to give to Linda. She was such a caring niece and she loved her family and especially you. I loved to be called “Auntie” by her. Love, Charles & Jolene

  • Clark Dunnam says:

    I wasn’t around Linda that much, but the times I was she always had some wild tales to tell and she didn’t hold anything back. She was very discriptive in the way she talked. Cancer is one of the many horrible diseases that we have to endure while on earth. I believe there are many cures out there that are not being released. I’m so sorry Linda had to go through this. Bob. I’m not sure I ever met you, but I am so glad Linda had someone to love her the way you did. She will be deeply missed by all her family! She has a new body now and is in heaven crocheting with Bo. May we all see each other again some day.

  • Vickie (Elliott) Long says:

    Linda was a very important person in my life, because we were neighbors and playmates long before Doyce married Della in 1968.

    Scott and Linda meant more to me than anyone could possibly know. They both had the hearts, souls and spirits of musicians and artists, and were compassionate and loving humans.

    I know that they both know how much I loved them. Scott knew this very well before he died.

    I wish I could have told Linda during her “living years”. I don’t know if she could have “heard” me then, but I believe that she understands now, because she came to me in a dream on 10/20.

    Music meant so much to Linda, so my best memorial to her will be these two songs…..

    “Take all of your wasted honor
    Every little past frustration
    Take all of your so-called problems,
    Better put ’em in quotations

    Say what you need to say

    Walking like a one man army
    Fighting with the shadows in your head
    Living out the same old moment
    Knowing you’d be better off instead,
    If you could only . . .

    Say what you need to say

    Have no fear for giving in
    Have no fear for giving over
    You’d better know that in the end
    It’s better to say too much
    Than never to say what you need to say again

    Even if your hands are shaking
    And your faith is broken
    Even as the eyes are closing
    Do it with a heart wide open

    Say what you need to say”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX4jBL29aic

    ————

    “May your soul be blessed
    May your body rest
    On the mountain where you were born
    May your spirit soar
    Where there’s joy evermore
    May you find your way in peace

    And there’s no more harm
    In your Savior’s arms
    See you fly away in the sky
    Did you hear the call
    Of Angels, one and all?
    May you find your way in peace

    May you know you’re loved
    May you shine above
    On the mountain where you were born
    May your spirit soar

    And there’s no more harm
    In your Savior’s arms
    See you fly away in the sky
    Did you hear the call
    Of Angels, one and all?
    May you find your way in peace”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A2svl-hhuk

    ——–

    See you later, Linda!

    Love,

    Vickie (Elliott) Long

  • Corinne says:

    I miss you Linda – I drive by places and think of you…wish I could have been in Seattle during your last days to see you…I regret that.

    You were such an encouragement and had a big heart. You saw things others did not see. Your passing affected me and I was so sad to see you go. I miss you and think of you often. Rasta love back at you girl – your singer pal friend. xxoo

  • Patty Moss says:

    Linda was my adopted sister. I’ll never forget her as long as I live.
    Love,
    Patty Moss

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