|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1950|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1998|
Linda was born on September 1st, 1950 to parents Melvin James Sullivan and Phyllis Stickel in Portland, Oregon. Due to difficult times in her childhood, Linda learned to be focused and always striving for the best that life had to offer. Her choices in life did not always lead to the proverbial "bed of roses" that she expected to find. None the less it lead to an adventurous, eventful life, filled with experiences that some can only dream about.
On March 8, 1968, she married her best friend Daniel Thomas Love. Together they endured many trials and tribulations that life can be known to create. Together they lived the dream that any married couple can foresee in each other. Together they bought a few homes, owned a business and then gave it all up to live on a quaint little boat in St. Thomas USVI, and start all over again.
All during this time in their lives, they shared a kindness in their hearts. This kindness, produced a home and parents for two children, (Julie, February 17, 1973 & Ryan, November 6, 1978) which they adopted and shared their home and hearts with. Although difficult at times, Dan and Linda did the best they could with the knowledge they possessed at that time, to raise the children in hopes that one day they can become the well-rounded people, that can make a positive change in the world.
However it seemed that the drastic change in life as the one endured, when the family moved to St. Thomas. Only helped to perpetuate the end of the family unit, and thus began four separate lives.
However different and estranged Linda had become from her previous life, she maintained strong friendships and created new friendships as well. She achieved the status in life that she felt was due. She continued the strong work ethic that supported her status and nurtured it accordingly.
Although not having the best of luck in companionship choices, her choice in friends had far surpassed anything she could ever think possible. These friends showed unmatched loyalty and compassion, in times that were not the brightest or the most comfortable. They provided solace, when life was beating her down and they provided a "large shoulder" to wipe her tears on.
For it was these friends, who helped her win the battle with cancer in 1995, and were the same friends who were there as she lost the battle on the morning of December 10, 1998.
Linda will be missed by all those that came to know her. Although living in a transient community, where people come and go, she has left a lasting mark to all who were blessed by her presence.
Melvin James Sullivan (1929 - 2009)
Phyllis M. Stickel Baker (1932 - 2013)
Julie Ann Katherine Love (1973 - 2012)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands
Created by: Lots Of Love
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50076721