Linda Taylor Mortensen Scrowther Moore, 81, passed away on October 4, 2022, in Mesa, Arizona after a brief illness. Linda was born on January 4, 1941, in Safford, Arizona to Grant Cardon Taylor and Ione Ellen Johnson Taylor.
Predeceased by her son Lee Cardon Mortensen, daughter Lisa Louise Mortensen Wolcott, and her parents, Linda is survived by her husband, Art Moore; daughter Leslie (Brian) Thorne, son Lyn Mortensen; grandchildren Lauren Wallace (Jason) Ray; Demi (Anthony) Rainaldi, Taylor Brog (Dominic Garcia), Brenna Mortensen (Eddy Yunkherr), Gwenyth Mortensen, Dylan Brog (Shalynn Peterson); great-grandchildren Korben Ray, and Addelyn Rainaldi. She is also survived by her sister, Kay (Bob) Nixon, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Linda grew up in a loving home in Safford, Arizona. She graduated from Safford High School in 1959. She attended Eastern Arizona College then Arizona State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Linda worked for 30 years as an educator. Linda was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints especially enjoying her callings in Relief Society.
Linda married Lyle Mortensen, had four children, then later divorced. Linda then married Bruce Scrowther until his passing. She reconnected with Art Moore in 2009 and they fell head-over-heals in love. The day they got married, later that evening, they attended their 50th high school class reunion in Safford.
Linda was known as intelligent, musical, a great athlete, and an awesome teacher. She was an incredibly self-sacrificing mom, a wonderful big sister, and loving wife. She had a great laugh and a fun sense of humor. People loved to be around her and in her home. Her home was always beautifully decorated. She was a fabulous hostess and threw the best parties. She especially loved the holidays, notably Christmas and Halloween. She had a green thumb like her dad with roses being her favorite flower. Her yard was the envy of all around her. She was so stylish, always totally put together and loved to change her hair color all the time. She always kept us guessing.
Though Linda suffered the loss of two of her children, she still kept her heart open and loving. She was fierce and brave and taught her family to keep going. She always wanted the best for her family. She will be greatly missed.
A private graveside service for the immediate family will be held at the Thatcher Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.
I am sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. We loved our Safford First Cousin and she was always so kind to us. My sister Fran died in 2014 in Utah. Terry is living in Centerville, Ut. and I live in Mesa. I would love to hear from Kay and Bob. Dan.