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Obituary for James (Jim) Kenneth Linderman

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James (Jim) Kenneth Linderman

December 10, 1951 - March 30, 2013

December 10, 1951-March 30, 2013James (Jim) Kenneth Linderman, Jr., 61, passed away March 30, 2013 suddenly while driving to meet his beloved wife Diane. Jim was born Dec. 10, 1951 in Astoria, Oregon to Shirley Thomas Marquis & Jim Linderman, Sr. He was married to Diane LaVelle Boyer in Vancouver, WA on Jan. 7, 1972. They were sealed in the LDS Oakland Temple on March 13, 1976. Our beloved husband, father, and papa has impacted the lives of many across his path. He has been a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since September 1971. He joined the LDS church in Neu Ulm Germany. Most of his life he was in search of the truth God would have him know. He knew there was a greater purpose in life. One day he met a couple men, they taught him about the plan of salvation, a restoration of God’s church on the earth again, and about the living resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ. Within three lessons he knew the things he was taught was what he searched for his entire life. Once he understood the process of personal revelation he knew the church was true and that he was to marry the love of his life, Diane Lavelle Boyer.Throughout the years he suffered with physical and emotional trauma, but in the end he overcame it all, through the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. His unflinching courage, faith, and love has inspired and lifted the hearts of many all across the nation. He broke the chains of unbelief and provided a better life for his family, one of which he was never given in his childhood. As a father he taught his children about faith and how to love the Lord. He understood the most important things life has to offer, the understanding that this life is only a test. He is survived by his 6 children: Scott Linderman & Gloria, Jim Linderman III, Joyce (Linderman) & Bret Bowler, Melissa (Linderman) & Clint Lawton, Jason & Krista Linderman, and Alexander & Elisa (Kofford) Linderman. He was known as papa to 16 grandchildren: Matthew, Jimmy, Logan, Spencer, Hannah, Abigale, Samantha, CJ, Benjamin, Tyler, Joshua, Noah, Emeree, Lucy, Alyce, and McKenzie. One of the things Papa is known for among his children and grand-children was the way he wore his sweat pants, he would pull them all the way up to his chest. This has become somewhat of a tradition in his family to get a laugh. He was and is loved by so many. We will miss our husband, father, papa, and friend, but we have faith and know that he will be there to greet us in passage to the next life. He had a strong testimony in the Savior; Christ was his friend and confidante throughout his life. We are grateful to have known such a strong man of God and his legacy will forever live on in and through his posterity. Funeral services will be at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th, Ogden, UT @ 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2013. A viewing will be held before the funeral from 10:45 a.m. to11:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Mountain America Credit Union branch or via phone 800-748-4302 In Memory of Jim Linderman, Jr.



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Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013

Time: 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for James (Jim) Kenneth Linderman

Born: December 10, 1951
Died: March 30, 2013

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Dani Streeter Walker posted on 4/13/13

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember him as Brother Linderman when I was a youth. He was in charge of the road show he cast me and my sister as Gus and Jack in Cinderella the Rest of the Story. He and Diane worked tirelessly on this project. It was one of my top teenage memories. I was just in Ogden last Wednesday and I passed an apartment complex that had flags out front, they were pink, turquoise and white. When I saw them I remembered when I was on color guard at Rex Putnam High School, our flags were the same color. Then I remembered the night we were to perform at the football game and were practicing in the parking lot before the game. Jim was walking by our practice area and I whacked him in the face with my flag. I was so embarrassed! I don't know why I thought of it, it's been so long. Then I heard of his passing... Jim is a good man, he will be missed.


Sandi Jones posted on 4/3/13

I first met Jim when we worked together at RX America. He left a great impression on me. He was always upbeat and was always willing to share his vast knowledge with others. I remember a class that he taught on developing in SQR, I might even have some of his handouts from way back then. When Jim came in to start his new job at CR England I recognized him from our days at RX America and gave him such high praise that he was kind of nervous that he couldn't live up to my high praise. His fear was unfounded as he proceeded to impress the upper management here at CR England and provided them with reports that were nothing less than spectacular. For Jim's family I say, I am sorry for your loss. He spoke highly of his wife and children (and grandchildren). You all meant the world to him. Jim certainly was passionate about ballroom dancing with his wife and community. We were all lucky to have him in our lives.