Linda Lou Gross, age 68, passed away on Monday, 27 February 2023 at Porter Hospice in Centennial, Colorado. Linda was born on 3 May 1954 to Della Kantor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She grew up and attended school in Fargo, North Dakota.
Linda was preceded in death by her Mother Della and her Step Father Paul A. Dahl. She is survived by her husband Bill, her sons Jeremy and Jason, her Grandson Lochlan and her brother Randall Dahl. Linda met her husband, who was in the Army and stationed at Fort Carson, CO. They fell in love in 1975 and were married on 6 July 1976.
Linda wanted her passing to be quiet, nondescript and without fanfare. She probably wouldn’t even want an obituary. That was Linda. Quiet, reserved and very private, but this amazing and beautiful woman deserved so much more. Things like a color guard, marching band, 21 gun salute and even a fly over. Bill was blessed to have met and spent his life with such a gorgeous lady. She was his dream girl and definitely his better half. Bill was Linda’s endless source of frustration but they were the love of each other’s life. Being married to Bill for 48 years made Linda incredibly resilient and adaptable to life’s challenges. Eighteen of those years were spent during Bill’s Army career. Three moves to Germany and back to the US. Her personal career varied from bar manager for the Amelia Earhart Hotel in Wiesbaden, Germany to administrative assistant for the Trans-Atlantic Council for the Boy Scouts of America in Heidelberg, Germany to accounts payable and payroll with Electrotec Corp to bakery owner with her husband to database administrator for Industrial Specialties Manufacturing in Englewood, Colorado. Linda excelled at every challenged she faced and was highly regarded and loved by everyone she came in contact with. She took great pride in her work but her greatest pride were her sons Jeremy and Jason. They were her treasures.
Linda was taken from Bill, Jeremy and Jason far too soon. Life was a better place with her in it. She has requested that in lieu of flowers to please donate to her favorite charity The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado (wildanimalsanctuary.org).