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Linda Scoppettone Knodel

February 22, 1954 - November 22, 2021

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Jamie Bahr

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May 9, 2022

Linda was such a dear neighbor and friend when we were young mothers. She had the beautiful gift of hospitality, everyone was invited. Thats how I got to know her and everyone in our neighborhood with love and a caring heart. We all needed her joy…she will be missed. Special condolences to Ron, Sydel and Sally.

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Connie Kendall

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May 9, 2022

Dearest Linda, family, friends, I read the guestbook before the service and as I read my thoughts were that others were able to capture Linda precisely as I remember her! After reading each posting I was reminded that the short time I knew Linda is all the time I could have with her! All the memories spoken about with joy and love, respect and laughter , amazement and gratefulness represent the total of my knowledge of the life, love, soul, faith and spirit if Linda! But wait; my knowledge of Linda will continue as long as I live and am in contact with family and friends who have been in her life for years while Linda was growing into womanhood, as well as friends who were with her only a few years due to family moving to a new home, other circumstances, and new friends share life stories of being with Linda. Hunter said “She keeps it real.” Not just a current catch phrase but living life being honest, to our God, ourselves, and as an example to others. What a wonderful way to live life! Linda was devoted in service to her family, friends, patients in her care as a nurse, and to Jesus. Linda shared stories of her faith, that remained steadfast throughout serious health matters. Linda had faith that saw her through any and every matter, barring none. Linda packed a lot of life into the years she was given on earth. As I recall her motto was “too much to do and not enough time to do it!” However, somehow she managed to check on all her friends, family and patients to make sure everyone was doing well and had what they needed. Linda would take care of needs that were present, always time to lend a hand. Linda had an active social life in order to enjoy the many friendships that she had established in her life, Cooking was one of her favorite methods of entertaining friends and family. Linda always cooked plenty of food in order to be certain all in attendance had their fill, and extra good in case others arrived to join in the festive and fabulous Italian meal! Linda had a wonderful sense of humor, evidenced by her sister who shared moments she and Linda shared laughter and love as sisters who are close often recall. To the family and friends, my heartfelt condolences. Dearest Linda, until we meet again I will hold you in my heart and pray that you Rest In Peace.🙏 Connie Kendall

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Nikki Fretell

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May 7, 2022

Linda was all love and life. A wonderful woman who always made me feel welcome, she will be remembered fondly.

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Nicole Bahr

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May 6, 2022

Linda’s laughter was the sound of my childhood. So many great memories growing up as her neighbor, with big neighborhood potlucks, summer fireworks, and even building a big community garden in their front yard one summer with all our families involved. You laughed much, loved well, and shared God’s joy with all. Sending big hugs and love to Linda’s family during this time of loss.

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Warren & Melissa Myers

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May 6, 2022

Linda poured herself lovingly and genuinely into Ron, her family and zillions of friends. Linda was persistent and steadfast in all her relationships finding ways to connect, include and enjoy everyone she met. God made her a beautiful servant, full of grace and kindness. Lovely Linda’s heartfelt joy for Jesus makes us know there is a heaven and she will be there to greet us!

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Gina

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May 5, 2022

Aunt Linda was one of the funniest people I have ever known. Her laugh was contagious and her jokes were non-stop. She could have me laughing one minute and in a deep conversation the next. She was always full of wisdom and frank with her opinion, a woman that I looked up to and hope to be like in life. Her ornament parties and Christmas letters were epic and her ability to bring people together in celebration was unparalleled. Her nick names and impressions made my stomach hurt with laughter. Even when she was struggling with her health, she was checking in to make sure all was well. There was no one like Aunt Linda. Her spirit touched so many and I believe she will continue to from heaven. There will never be another Nanger, we love you Auntie Em.

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Jan Bird

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January 12, 2022

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Linda's passing. She was one of the first people I met when I started work at Providence Marianwood. I appreciated how welcoming she was. I will always remember her positive spirit and smile. Sending love and hugs to Ron, family, and friends. She was a very special person, loved by all.

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Robert Matthews

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January 1, 2022

Wish I knew her better, but I know her Spirit intimately . Will see her soon enough and Ken and Mike Byrnes.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼🍄👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼🍄👼🏼👼🏼

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Robert Matthews

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January 1, 2022

Wish I knew her better, but I know her Spirit intimately . Will see her soon enough and Ken and Mike Byrnes.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼🍄👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼🍄👼🏼👼🏼

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Justin Roof

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December 20, 2021

The Roof and Kinnune family send out our love for all family and friends of Linda. My mother said it best.. “ Linda, a woman of great faith, a true servant to all she touched. Selfless, giving, full of joy. I feel blessed to have known her, and know I’ll see her again in eternity, and what a party there will be.” Love you all!

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Linda HInes

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December 17, 2021

Linda and Ron were a remarkable couple who touched so many lives with their kindness and caring Their caring reached clear to over to orphans in Tanzania East Africa. .As members of the group that founded Songea's Kids, they invited us to meet at their home for monthly reports and strategy meeting. For many years they donated funds and advice to help the organization grow and make it possible for hundreds of vulnerable children to to be fed, clothed, educated and able to break the cycle of poverty in their villages. Ron, all of us at Songea's send our love and thanks to you at this difficult time. We are continuing and expanding the work you and Linda made possible. Thank you.

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Shama Bildikar

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December 16, 2021

Truly saddened to hear of Linda's passing. We were neighbors for a brief while in Issaquah. I remember her welcoming presence when I visited Ron and her place to discuss a project with Ron. And the evening we spent together when the lights went out with 50 guests in my house ! Glad to have known her- may she Rest In Peace.

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Malinda Horton

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December 14, 2021

I only had the joy of knowing Linda for 3 short years but she immediately became a close friend. Her joy and love for Jesus were infectious even when she was struggling. She made me and my husband feel like part of the family and I will treasure those evenings of dinner, wine, laughing and playing Rummikub! We miss you so much dear friend but take comfort knowing that we will see you again one day!

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Say

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December 12, 2021

Linda took me in as Sal’s very naive friend new to all things city. Her heart and smile touched my life in many ways from the birth of my baby to the loss of our own mothers so very close to each other - that was something we shared at the same time . I will forever be blessed to have known her on earth💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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Carol Stevens

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December 11, 2021

We met Linda in 2021 when she visited her beautiful sister, Anita, and Dan, Anita’s husband. We had very fun, memorable conversations and each time I was with her I learned she knew well some of my Strome Family members on Mercer Island. I knew immediately she would be a friend forever! Our love to her family and friends as you remember her laughs and her giving personality. Hugs, Carol and Roger Stevens

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Peg Carlsen Ellingsen

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December 11, 2021

Linda was a uniquely precious friend of mine starting in 1986. We laughed our way through raising children, through nursing school, through church committees, through church (she had that way of whispering something to you to see if you’d burst out laughing…and she knew she’d get me every time). She also was a dear friend that could cry with me when necessary during life’s struggles. She had a deep heart, anchored always in her faith, and was one of the hardest working people I have known. This world got a bit dimmer on November 22. I know we’re all missing that friendly, cheerful voice, the one we so easily can hear in our mind, but no longer in person. My prayers of comfort are with all of her family as you go through this journey of grief, moment by moment. What a gift dear Linda was to this world. She was loved by so many and she loved so many. I am forever grateful to have known her.

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Ashley Irvi

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December 11, 2021

Linda was one of the sweetest people I ever met. Gave the best hugs, always was excited for you, and encouraging, and always bringing up Jesus in the conversation and how she was thankful. Her smile, laughter, and words will remain with us forever as she loved her friends and family fiercely. Rejoicing she is pain free in Heaven and also tears for family as she is going to be greatly missed. Love ya'll- The Irvin

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Gary & Ellen Knodel

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December 11, 2021

Linda had been a supportive and loving sister in law. I remember when I had cancer and was going through chemotherapy treatment. She sent me some head covers for my loss of hair and inspiring messages to comfort me. She constantly called and sent me text messages to check on us. We love her and she will surely be missed. We know she is now rejoicing with the Lord and all the angels and saints in heaven. Looking forward when she will meet us at the pearly gates when its our turn .❤️

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Kathleen Van Tries

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December 11, 2021

A true hero in our life. A Joy to be with anytime we connected. A warrior for Jesus Christ. Love you so much forever! Pray for us!!

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Debbie Edwards

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December 10, 2021

I always felt like another one of Linda’s kids. She always greeted me w/a big smile usually followed by a great big laugh about something . She made me feel not so far away from my own Mom whenever I saw her being that I lived so far away from mine. She was always so interested in how my life was going and was always encouraging and shared in my happiness when I had good news about something. She will be missed for sure❤️

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Nancy Fassio

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December 10, 2021

I know it’s not easy losing a family member or a close friend. Even when we where in school, Linda was always the sweetest person ever, never had a bad word or thing to say about anyone, she will greatly be missed. My prayers go out to her family and all those she has left behind.

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Kristin Engen

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December 10, 2021

Sydel, you said it the best when you said if your mom knew you, she loved you. I felt so loved by her when I lived in her and Ron's basement apartment and then when we were on MI with Young Life. We mourn with you but rejoice that we know where she is, through the promise of her faith in Jesus Christ. Big hugs to you all and I feel so blessed to have known her and be loved by her.

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Jackie Bailey

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December 10, 2021

Dear Family and friends, I have all good memories of our sweet Linda (too many to list) but top of the list…riding together on Ron & Linda’s pontoon boat with Coronas in hand, her annual Ornament Christmas party, and “spenders” with her on 44th Ave when Ron was out of town. Linda always encouraged my sister and I to do our endless magic act and I heard she re-enacted her own performance for her grandkids! I can’t recall Linda’s middle name but it certainly could be FUN! I miss her so much and my life is changed forever because I knew her and now because she’s not here anymore. Fondly, Jackie Bailey of West Seattle

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Autumn Piuma

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December 10, 2021

Linda was the sweetest woman! Her smile was like no other! I can hear her saying “how’s that little Kelcie” she was always asking about my daughter. It’s definitely not fair we had to loose her so soon. My thoughts are with you all ❤️

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Ann Gehring

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December 8, 2021

I was lucky to meet Linda about two years ago. Not enough time, for sure. But it was enough time to know what a delightful person she is. Always a positive attitude. When she joined our painting class, I felt an immediate connection. I am sad that it was such a short time but appreciate that I did have this special time. Condolences to her family.

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Kristen Johnson-Williams

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December 5, 2021

Linda was one of my mom (Paula Gates)’s dear friends, and being the odd child that I was, I became “friends” with many of my mom’s friends as well. Linda will always hold a special place in my heart. Her laugh and humor were contagious. She introduced me to orange flavored chocolate slices, taught me to make a cheesecake, and encouraged my creative side. It has been many years since I’ve seen her since moving to Oregon (from Washington) and starting a family of my own, and I wish I had been given an opportunity to see her since becoming an adult, I feel we would have gotten along even more now. My thoughts are with her family, I know her absence will leave an un-fillable hole in your lives. If I have learned anything about grief through my own experiences, it is that it never leaves you, but you learn to live with it and it will become less painful with time. Focus on the basics as you grieve: take care of your bodies and minds so you can keep going and heal. ❤️

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Anita Bruce

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December 5, 2021

What an incredible woman! To know her was to experience a generous, loving heart that was continually concerned for and praying for others even during her final days. She was a Star in her chosen profession, nursing, but you’d have to learn that from those who were closest to her or through an internet search; humility was one of her best traits. She loved her family so much, was so proud of them. Her marriage, her children, grandchildren—-nothing was more important to her. She loved her many friends. She really loved people and saw the inherent worth in everyone. I think if she could have made her Wednesday Sauce for the entire world, she’d have been a very happy camper! I so enjoyed her enthusiasm for life, and her great sense of humor. We shared a fondness for all things Italian (though she was the real deal and I’m just a wannabe). During her final week I texted her photos from a trip I took to Italy several years ago. She had been there and I knew she’d enjoy them. And then there was the photo of the gorgeous magenta Dragon Fruit I took when at an outdoor market in Spain. She loved it! I had not tried it. Then I saw one here in Sandpoint at a local market, for $7.99! She wanted to know if I’d bought it. I hadn’t. She didn’t say so but, of course, she would have bought it. That was Linda—-so curious, so enthusiastic about something new and beautiful. I went back to the store and bought it in her honor. She taught me so much in the short time I knew her. I just wish I’d known her longer. I’d have loved to taste her sauce, while sharing some Italian Vino. Rest In Peace, dear Linda. You lived life so well.