Linda passed away peacefully, on September 19, 2019, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Wash., surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 21, 1946, in Seattle, Wash., to Russ and Doris Rodgers. The Rodgers family lived in West Seattle for many years before moving to Bellevue.
Linda graduated from Sammamish High School in 1964. In 1965 Linda gave birth to her daughter, Lorrie Lee. They spent 53 wonderful years together with many friends considering them sisters as well as mother and daughter.
In 1975 Linda married Steve Sackenreuter at his parent’s home in Chelan Wash. Her daughter Lorrie always took credit for introducing Linda and Steve when they were neighbors at Woodside East Apartments in Bellevue. They celebrated their 44th anniversary on April 12th.
Linda was a devoted mother and wife and provided unconditional love and support to her family. She will be remembered for her compassion for others and that glowing smile.
Linda worked for many years as a personal banker at Rainier Bank. She retired to spend more time with her family, gardening, raising beautiful flowers and doing home projects. Her home and yard were always in perfect condition.
In the early 1980s, Linda and Steve opened Moss Bay Mustang and worked side by side selling reproduction Mustang parts and restoring the old classics.
Linda had a connection to areas with saltwater access and particularly enjoyed Alki Beach and camping at Deception Pass State Park. The family had a recreational vehicle and took exciting trips to Arizona, California, Canada, Banff/Lake Louise, Yellowstone and to Eastern Washington including Lake Chelan.
Linda is now on a special adventure with no pain and all the fresh air she needs. She is survived by her husband Steve, daughter Lorrie and many extended family members.
Thank you to the fantastic doctors, nurses and staff who treated her at Overlake Hospital, Eastside Family Medicine Clinic and the Life Care Center of Kirkland.
No public services will be held. Memorials may be made to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. Arrangements provided by Cedar Lawns Funeral Home in Redmond, Wash.