Linda Gill 1941 – 2012

Posted on July 18th in Obituaries

Linda Gill died surrounded by her family and friends on June 29.

She was born May 27, 1941, in Portland to James and Shizuno Okita. She spent most of her childhood in Trout Creek and graduated from Burns High School.

In 1968, she married the love of her life, Craig Gill. She attended beauty school in Portland and worked as a hair stylist for many years, eventually retiring from Kenton Family Hair Care in 2006.

Linda was a caring and devoted mother and wife. She participated fully in her children’s lives from being a Cub Scout den leader to making sure that her children took full advantage of their educational opportunities. She was always there to cheer on and support her children in all their endeavors. Linda never complained, but quietly worked hard doing what needed to be done.

Linda enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, crocheting and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Craig, and parents, James and Shizuno Okita.

She is survived by her brothers, Gil (Shannon), Karl and Paul (Nancy); daughter, Laura (Brian); sons, Derek (Lori) and Doug (Rita); six grandchildren — Reilly, Noah, Zanen, Keean, Zavery and Marissa; and several nieces and nephews.


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