In the comfort of her home, Linda Spiers passed away Saturday morning August 20th surrounded by the love of her family.
The shared process of her passing was her final gift.
Linda was defined by an original style, strong character and deep faith. Every hug she gave said “Love You”. Loyalty, determination, a sense of awe were among her gifts. Watching sporting events with her “guys”, reading and loving her great grandchildren; long distance calls; water aerobics; surprise visits from her granddaughter and Sunday night suppers were her delight.
Her family recalls with great joy times spent together. The pat of her hand, the undivided attention bestowed on them. The encouragement and confidence she nurtured in all of their pursuits.
As a wife, mother, “grandma” and Nona; mother-in-law, aunt, sister, and friend, Linda changed the world around her bringing comfort, joy and thoughtfulness to any setting.
In this and her unconditional love, she will be most missed.
Linda was born in Hudson, Wyoming the daughter of Enricketta and Rudolph Leonardi Septemer 25, 1926. She graduated in 1944 from Lander High School and moved to Ogden that same year. She worked for the OUR & D Freight office.
In 1947 Linda met her sweetheart John Finley Spiers and they were united in marriage on May 31st of that year in Ogden.
Linda lovingly cared for her husband, three daughters and their families.
John preceded Linda in death on May 31, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and their wives, Eugene (Ruth) Leonardi and Aldo (Irene) Leonardi. She is survived by and much loved by her daughters: Carol (Rex) Cottle, Madeleine (Brad) Birch and Denise (Steven) Kelsey; one granddaughter, Kristen (Jason) Barton; five grandsons: Rex Jr. (Sara) Cottle, Jason Birch, Kyle (Lori) Cottle, Brian (Lindsay) Birch, Brendan Kelsey; eight great-grandchildren: Clara Jane, Rex Finley, Josie Anne, Samantha Lee, Max Westin, Thomas Bradley, Taylor Paige and Kaylin Royce.
Forever in her heart are nieces Loretta Gilbert and Ila Allan. Survivors also include DeVear (Ardell) Spiers and many nieces and nephews.
The family expresses their sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Cory Ferguson and the hospice team of IHC, Lisa, Sandra, Marcos and RaeLynn.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 E. 5550 S., South Ogden, UT.
Family will greet friends on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden, UT. A Rosary Service will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Interment will be at Washington Heights Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Building Fund or the American Cancer Society.
Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rosary Service will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 11:00 am -
Holy Family Catholic Church
Address:1100 East 5550 South, , South Ogden, UT,
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Washington Heights Memorial Park
Address:4500 Washington Blvd , , Ogden, UT,