Linda Nate, our loving and devoted mother, and grandmother, returned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
Born in Montpelier, Idaho, to Orson and Alva (Dimond) Nate on August 17, 1948, Linda began her life’s journey growing up in Cokeville, Wyoming. Linda was active in school, participating in various clubs including the National Honor Society. Linda went on to become an accomplished educator where she continued to be involved with the National Honor Society, but more importantly she was a compassionate mentor to many students. Linda earned her Bachelor of Science Degree, from Utah State University and her Master of Science Degree in Agriculture Systems Technology, from Utah State University.
To Linda, her most valued accomplishment, and greatest joy, was her family. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren, deeply loving each one unconditionally. She was attentive to their interests, their biggest supporter, loudest cheerleader and best friend. To her family, Linda was everything, and then some.
She leaves an incomparable legacy of humility, gratitude, meticulous organization, a passion for learning, art, music, literature, travel, flowers, and family history. She treasured her heritage and ignited enthusiasm for her ancestry in her children and grandchildren. The amazing work she has completed on her lineage will be cherished and appreciated for all generations to come.
Linda will be remembered as a woman of courage, adventure, moxie, endearing determination and unyielding faith. She was a pillar of strength, acceptance, love, forgiveness, a selfless caretaker, an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on, and a hug that would last you for days. She will also be remembered for her talents in sewing, interior design and bow making, her playfulness and sense of humor, her love of chocolate, her smile, and sophisticated style.
The imprint she has left on our lives, and in our hearts, will far surpass the time we were blessed to have her.
Linda is survived by her children Ken Thornock of Sun Valley, Idaho; Kevin Thornock (Paige) of Salt Lake City, Utah; Kyle Thornock of Flagstaff, Arizona; Kimberly Lake (Rob) of South Weber, Utah; Karee Yates (Matt) of South Weber, Utah; Kellee England (Jon) of South Weber, Utah; fifteen adored grandchildren, her sister Marilyn Cragun of Syracuse, Utah; and her brother Dennis Nate of Cokeville, Wyoming. She is preceded in death by Orson and Alva Nate (Parents), Karen Nelson (Sister).
Graveside services for close friends and family will be held Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.at the Cokeville Cemetery in Cokeville, Wyoming. Family and friends may attend a visitation on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 North Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah.
Interment, Cokeville, Wyoming Cemetery