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Linda Gines Hedges

May 31, 1947 — April 12, 2024


Our beloved mom, grandma, and great-grandma, Linda LaRee Gines Hedges, passed away peacefully in her home in Sandy, Utah on April 12th, 2024 due to complications associated with Alzheimer’s disease.  Linda was born on May 31st, 1947 in Bountiful, Utah to parents Don J Gines and Esther LaRee Thayne Gines.  She was the oldest of four girls (with Cathy, Deon, and Terry following).

Linda graduated from Bountiful High School and then married Rodney Bateman Hedges, Sr.  They moved to Virginia after Rod had enlisted in the Army.  All three of her children (Andrea, Rod Jr., and Don) were born while living in Virginia.   After Rod’s service in the Army was complete, they moved back to Utah.  They lived in several cities before settling their family in Sandy, Utah.   Linda was trained as a respiratory therapist.  She worked at LDS Hospital and later at Whitmore Oxygen.

Linda was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Rod and Linda were sealed together with their three children in the Jordan River Temple in 1982.  She loved attending church, doing family history work and going to the temple with friends from her ward. Linda was very proud to be an active member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.       

Linda was a dedicated mother and grandmother; her pride and joy was her family. Her most important priority was her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, and parents.  She tried to spend as much time as possible with her loved ones. Linda loved to travel and was able to go on many trips and several cruises with her family.  She also loved attending many extracurricular activities of her children and grandchildren including soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, and performances. Linda was an avid Utah Jazz fan and was a season ticket holder for many years.  She also loved all BYU sports.  Linda loved going to movies, especially action movies - her favorite genre. Linda loved spending time in her yard taking care of her flowers.  

Linda had a kind and giving heart.  To know Linda was to love her.  She will be missed tremendously by her family, but they are comforted to know that they will live with her again for eternity.

Preceded in death by her daughter, Andrea Todd, and parents, Don J Gines and Esther LaRee Gines.  Linda is survived by her three siblings: Cathy (Danne) Hughes, Deon Gines, Terry Richmond; two of her three children: Rod Hedges Jr., Don (Tara) Hedges; eight grandchildren: Jamie, Andy, Braxton, Patrick, Claiborne, Jackson, Stockton, Aspen; and fifteen great-grandchildren: Aaliyah, Daija, Jazmine, Skarlet, Violet, Thomas, Ambree, Benson, Caroline, Dean, Dalton, Brooke, Darrow, Lincoln, and another great-grandson on the way.

A celebration of life for Linda will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at the Dimple Dell Ward, 10945 S 1700 E. Sandy, UT. Family and friends may call on Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. prior to services at the same location. Interment will follow at the Memorial Lakeview Cemetery, 1640 Lakeview Drive Bountiful, UT.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

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