Funeral services for Linda Jo Smith will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Family Life Church with Pastor Bill Morel officiating.
Burial will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Linda Jo Smith, 53, formerly of Gillette, joined her Heavenly Father on Oct. 19, 2012. She looked forward to the reunion with her savior.
Linda was born Nov. 27, 1958, in Gillette, Wyo., the daughter of Ruth (Japp) and Harry Wolff. She grew up attending Gillette rural schools and graduated from Campbell County High School as the salutatorian in 1977.
As a young girl, Linda enjoyed various 4-H activities including sewing, cooking, sheep showing, meat judging and wool judging for which she was a state champion and placed second in the national competition in 1973.
Throughout her life, Linda enjoyed writing poetry and letters and sending cards to family and friends. She loved listening to music, cooking, baking and doing crafts. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Linda was a very kind, caring woman. She was also very giving, most times putting others before herself. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Linda is survived by her children: Bridget (Corey) Wahler of Pleasanton, Texas, Becca Schomer (Blair Schwartz) of Gillette, Wyo., Joe (Fawna) Bartow of Gillette, Wyo., and Jeremy Thurman (Tara Foley) of East Peoria, Ill.; parents: Harry and Ruth Wolff of Gillette, Wyo.; sisters: Loretta (Perry) Study of Gillette, Wyo., Mary Doud (Troy Swartz) of Gillette, Wyo., Debbie (Steve) Dunn of Oak Ridge, Mo., and Betty (Dan) Suhr of Trempealeau, Wis.; brothers: David Wolff (Dee Quintero) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Pat Wolff of Gillette, Wyo.; grandchildren: Austin, Preston, Shalea and Tayson Wahler of Pleasanton, Texas; Mikayla Schomer, Taylor, Daiton, Caydenn and Brynn Bartow all of Gillette, Wyo.; longtime friend, Kenneth “Butch” Henderson of Sturgis, S.D., and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Ernest and Elsie Japp and Henry and Catharine Wolff; grandchildren: Tristan Schomer and Jessalyn Thurman.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in Linda’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences via the Internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.