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, 79, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Advent Health Hospital in Wesley Chapel. She was born in Red River County, Texas where she was raised and attended high school. She married and moved to New Jersey to raise her family and work as a hairdresser. In her later years, she opened and worked for the Taj Mahal Casino as a dealer. After her retirement, she settled with her family in Florida.

Linda enjoyed horseracing and casino gaming. She was an avid cook and loved to entertain. She had a smile for everyone she met, and everyone felt welcome at her home.  Her laugh was infectious, and she leaves behind many fond memories from all who knew her. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

In respect of Linda’s wishes she will be privately cremated.

4 Comments

  • Lori Raynor
    Posted February 15, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Miss Linda was a sweetheart. She always made me laugh.

  • Steven Samolowicz
    Posted February 16, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Thank you Linda for the many chats we had together, the times we played casino games, for attending my wedding, and for being my friend.

  • Barry Miltner
    Posted February 16, 2021 at 9:05 am

    My parents were lucky enough to befriend Linda while at Monmouth Park handicapping horse races. Even after she moved to work at Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, they kept in touch.

    As luck would have it, I began working at Taj Mahal in 2002, finding Linda shortly thereafter. I had the good fortune to catch her for breakfast from time to time and get filled-in on all of the latest.

    I can’t imagine my experiences with Linda were anything unusual. Always friendly and outgoing, she was always hearing what others had to say. She was a role model in work, life and family.

    I hope she’s been reunited with my mom and dad. Winning more with her gut than dad did with hours of calculations.

    I’ll join the chorus of many and say that Linda is a wonderful soul who’s presence will be sorely missed.

  • Anonymous
    Posted February 19, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Such sweet memories of her and her family in Boxelder.

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