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Obituary for Linda Pluss

April 10th, 2012 at 8:30
Linda Pluss

Linda Pluss

Text of Linda’s Obituary:

Born December 10, 1937, and passed away March 29, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Her husband, Bob, was her best friend and her knight in shining armor – he was an amazing and devoted caregiver during her illness. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, and friend. She treasured her family and always made them a priority. She was a vibrant woman who approached all aspects of life with enthusiasm, optimism, and passion. Her achievements and involvement in the community were many, including helping victims of domestic violence with her involvement in the Valley Oasis Amigas. She earned her bachelor’s degree from CSUN in 1978. She enjoyed teaching senior fitness at the YMCA. At age 51, she began a new career and taught 4th grade at Mesquite Elementary School for 14 years.

She dedicated herself to inspiring each and every one of her students to be the best that they could be. She touched many young lives with her creativity, energy, sense of humor, poetry, and love of learning. She was the 1997-1998 Palmdale School District Teacher of the Year. One of her greatest accomplishments in life was riding her bicycle with Bob across the transcontinental United States, and also writing and self publishing a book about their amazing adventures, “Pedaling into the Sunrise: – a legacy and treasure for her family and friends to keep her alive in their hearts and memories forever. She received the Woman of Inspiration Award at the 2007 AV Women’s Conference. She loved entertaining, playing tennis, snow skiing, hiking, bicycling, dancing with Sweet 01′ Bob (SOB), tap dancing with the Boogie Woogie Mamas, and being involved with AAUW. She modeled living life to its fullest and motivated us all to do the same. She brightened all of our lives and graced us all by loving us. We will miss her sparkle, but will never forget it, and will treasure it forever. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband Bob, daughters Nikki (Bob) Williams, Lori (Doug) Greener, grandchildren Melissa (Aaron) Snyder, Chris and Ethan Williams, Mitch and Ellie Greener, great-grandchildren Landon and Carson Snyder, and sister June Snow. A celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Sunday, May 20th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Country Club for all who knew and loved her.


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