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Linda M Gray

04/12/1950 - 08/07/2019

At 69 years old, Linda has lost her hard fought battle with cancer. Her life, memory and legacy is survived by her loving husband, Bob, her son, Blu, her daughter, Kathy and her three grandchildren, Taylor, Dylan and Parker (PJ). Linda has been an inspiration to everyone that knew her. Her love of nature, birds and all living things gave everyone around her a sense of peace and happiness. She was the most giving person and went out of her way to please her family and friends any chance she had. Linda was born in a small town in Illinois and after living in San Diego, Mammoth California and Boise, Idaho, she made her way to Arizona where she lived for the last 41 years, 36 of which were in Mesa, AZ. She loved golf and played in college years ago. She eventually became a PGA Professional and was among a small elite list of women that passed the actual PGA test. Finally, 12 years ago she married the love of her life, Bob Gray. She called him “Hunsie” and then the love story had begun. Linda and Bob had what everyone dreams of in a relationship, true unconditional love. They were inseparable and complimented each other in every single way. They both lit up any room when they were with each other and everyone felt it. There will be many heavy hearts as we say goodbye to an amazing Wife, Daughter, Mother and Grandmother. Her smile and laughter will carry on in the lives of everyone who knew her. Let her rest peacefully in Heaven with her mother, father, brother, Sammy and all her friends that passed before her. We now have a loving angel watching over us and reminding us of how beautiful life truly is.

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  • Linda was my second mom for many years growing up with her daughter, Kathy being like my sister. She put up with a lot of crazy ideas and adventures, giggles and goofiness, and still managed to fix us cheese and crackers after school or eggs in a basket in the morning, with the biggest smile, be a graceful chauffeur and an always willing ear and source of comfort for me, as I’m sure she’s been to everyone lucky enough to know her. Blu, Kathy, thank you for sharing your mom with me. I’m thinking about you all and am forever grateful to have known your beautiful mother.

  • We were so blessed to have met Bob and Linda, she was an amazing person and they were equally as amazing as a couple. The world is a lesser place without her and her smile.

  • Linda will always have a very special place in my heart as she introduced my wife (Nancy) to me on a blind date in a Tempe bowling alley 36 years ago. Nancy was visiting Linda for a few days from Mammoth, Calif. and Linda invited to the bowling alley.( we met, I proposed 2 weeks later and were married 3 months later). Thank you Linda and RIP. Love you

  • Linda was a treasure and will be missed.
    My condolences for the entire family that she loved so much. She will never be forgotten!
    Tim and Betsey Smith

  • Please accept my sincere condolences! May prayers comfort the entire family.

  • Pat Kuntz & Kim Eaton

    Bob, Kathy, and Blu and family! We loved your wife and mom! She lite up a room when she walked in! She did a lot for Alta Mesa and help make the game fun! We will miss her but know she is in a better place now!
    Out thoughts are with you all! Hugs from us both!

  • This is a wonderful tribute – she was a kind person who showed her love to everyone that met her – I am blessed to know her and her family!

  • Mary Glidden-Williams

    I’m so sorry to hear about Linda. I thought she was fine based on photos on Facebook. Linda and I had great times with her mom Kathy and my mother Dorothy. Kathy and Dorothy were neighbors in Florida and Dean Glidden was my uncle. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. With sympathy, Mary Glidden-Williams.

  • Linda had a loving and kind soul and a wonderful laugh. She was a person I had hoped to become better friends with. And then she found out she had cancer. Wow, cancer is never fun and she road the rollercoaster of life her last few years. Never seemed fair that she or anyone else would have to deal with cancer. I have had numerous loved ones go through the heartache of cancer. Linda suffers no more but we who are still here have lots of unanswered questions that only the Lord has the answers for. May we all take away some understanding of why there is cancer in this world and how to deal with it. May she rest in peace and may the rest of humankind come to know the purpose. It all seems so frustrating and hard to accept. Rest in peace Linda, you fought the fight and now you are home.

  • When I think of Linda, I remember her big smile, her always happy attitude, and the feeling that life can be whatever we choose to make it. She was a very helpful person and the way she loved her family was unconditional. I can only imagine the endless amount of love she had for her grand children ❤️❤️❤️. Linda and all her family are in my thoughts, prayers, and memories. Sending love and peace to all of you.

  • Linda was a lovely person, her smile was beauriul. I can’t even imagine how much she’ll be missed. she loved life and life loved her. Rest In Peace, Linda. You all are in my thought and prayers, may God bless.

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