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Obituary for Linda Eloise Martinez

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Linda Eloise Martinez

May 30, 1959 - July 27, 2017

Linda Eloise Martinez, 58, peacefully passed away at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Linda was born in Ogden and raised in Roy by Joe and Helen Salazar. She is survived by: her father Joe; husband Jeffrey; daughters Melissa and Krista Ann, grandchildren Hailey and Michael; siblings Leroy (Maki), Don (Janet), Joe (Tami) and Tim. Her besties Kate and Debbie.

“A few of her favorite things” were: musicals, ghost stories, flower gardening, chai tea lattes, reading and listening to podcasts. She spent as much time as possible with her grandchildren, taking her dogs on long walks and making sure her dad always had plenty of green chile.

Her greatest passion was Montessori Education. She graduated from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies, Boulder, Colorado, in Early Childhood Development. She taught at Anchorage Montessori, Anchorage, Alaska and Ogden Valley Montessori, Eden, Utah. She founded and directed her own school, The Children’s House Montessori Preschool in Pleasant View, Utah. Her love was the education of her “kiddos.” She was affectionately known as the “child whisperer.” We hope a part of her lives on in every child she educated.

Linda was a lover of all animals especially her pet dogs, who were part of the family and were by her side to the end. To honor her wishes, her ashes will be spread over the ocean where she spent countless hours watching the Beluga Whales swimming in the Turnagain Arm at her favorite place on earth, Beluga Point in Alaska.
She is preceded in death by her mom, Helen Salazar.

Her smile, laughter and love will be deeply missed by all.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., remembrance program 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4050 S. 3900 W. West Haven, Utah.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to the American Cancer Society.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

St. Mary's Catholic Church


4050 South 3900 West , , West Haven, UT,

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Born: May 30, 1959
May 1, 2011
Anna Thompson – preschool student
Anna Thompson – preschool student
Died: July 27, 2017

Condolences for Linda Eloise Martinez

Julie Thompson posted on 8/3/17

I was so saddened to learn of Linda's passing. She was such a gift to my daughter Anna who had the joyful experience of being one of Ms. Linda's students. I hope the memories shared by friends, the families of students and your immediate family bring you comfort during this time.


Judy Montoya posted on 8/2/17

Our condolences to the Salazar/Martinez family. Uncle Joe, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your "Princess". I know you'll miss her dearly as her husband, daughters, grandchildren and brothers will also. Our hearts go out to all of you. We'll keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love from Judy and David


Lora ulugalu posted on 8/1/17

So sorry for your loss Don, Joe, and family and Linda's husband and kids. Had a good visit with her at Andrea's baby shower/ bque. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Fanu and Lora Ulugalu


Brenda Pierson (Cox) posted on 8/1/17

I was deeply saddened when I saw Linda's Obituary in the paper. Linda was one of my best child hood friends. We spent a lot of time at her house eating her mom's amazing food, and being silly girls. Linda, Lari, a myself loved to sing and dance. I am sending my love, thoughts and prayers to her amazing family.


Barbara Gonzales posted on 8/1/17

I cannot express the deep sadness at the loss of my cousin Linda. My prayers are with her family. I have many wonderful memories of summers spent with her in N. M. and of visits to Utah. Linda always had such a warm loving heart and will be greatly missed by our family and all of her friends. Barbara


Annette posted on 7/31/17

To the Family: I am so sorry for the loss of Linda(my uncles daughter), so beautiful & full of life. Although we live in LA, I attended her wedding and recall many fun times with her at many events also especially watching her spoil her cute dogs. My prayers are present every day in this sorrow. Please accept my apology for being unable to attend as i am caregiving for my mom Lupe, as she is very sick. Hugs & love to you all. May her eternal rest be in Heaven. Lupe & Annette


Kim Mikesell posted on 7/31/17

My condolences to you both Sue and Wayne, on your loss of a special family member.