Linda L. Canepa, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away on Nov. 14 in Elko, Nevada, surrounded by her family.
Linda was born on March 14, 1940, to William E. Driscoll and Marjorie T. Driscoll, joining older brother, Michael, in Moab, Utah. The family later moved to Idaho and Montana before moving back to Moab where Linda graduated from Grand County High School and remained for the next 33 years.
In 1963, Linda met the love of her life, Donald L. Canepa. They married on Nov. 29 of that year. This union joined Linda and her children, Jodi and Bill, with Don and his son, Donny. In 1967, Linda and Don welcomed another son, Mark, to the family. They were married 48 years until Don’s passing in 2011.
Linda’s greatest joy came from her family. She loved her children more than anything and was always there for them. She spent many hours at the ballpark cheering on Don and the kids playing softball. She rarely missed a game. She was always up for a camping and fishing trip on the La Sal Mountains, or a backcountry drive through the desert with the family. It was always an adventure.
One of Linda’s greatest honors in life was becoming “Grammy.” She loved her 12 grandchildren with her whole heart and was proud of every one of them. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren.
In 1990, Linda and Don were transferred with Don’s job to Eureka, Nevada, where Linda made lasting friendships and found a new hobby: poker machines. She was a very lucky lady, winning several royal flush jackpots. She also enjoyed ceramics, quilting, crocheting and playing bridge along with cheering on the L.A. Lakers, Denver Broncos and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
She was a loving and caring wife, mother and Grammy and will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Spanish Valley Mortuary at 1:00 p.m. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Grand Valley Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com