Linda Eleanore (Walker) Savage, died at home and surrounded by family, on December 22, 2022, after a brief but valiant battle with brain cancer. A memorial service in her honor will take place at The Bridge Church, 1104 J St., Marysville, CA on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 10am.
Linda was born in Ironton, Missouri, but spent her childhood in Adin and Grass Valley, CA. The fifth of six children, Linda's younger years were spent outdoors with her four brothers and younger sister. She loved her time growing up and fondly remembered the small-town life she came from.
Linda was a kind, caring, generous, and strong woman who raised her family to be the same. Together with her husband Victor, she built a life and family founded on love, faith, and hard work. Linda was the focal point of their large family and at her best when surrounded by them.
She was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren and loved to spend time with them. She encouraged and supported them in all their endeavors. She was always a soft place to land, and took care of them through illnesses, injuries, and heartbreaks.
She loved nothing more than being Grandma Honey to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Time spent with Grandma Honey was always an adventure and full of laughter. Whether it was spent working in the orchard, feeding the chickens, tending her garden, cooking dinner for the family, or rooting for the Sacramento Kings, she made it the best time.
She loved supporting the grandkids in athletic competitions, traveled far and wide to make as many as possible, and was the loudest cheerleader in the stands every game. She was a role model to all, especially her daughters and granddaughters, and an example for them to follow on how to lead a life and raise a family.
In addition to caring for her family, Linda served as a caretaker of her community. She worked as an RN for over 40 years, largely in the ICU and Emergency Department at Rideout Hospital. She was a leader and mentor for her colleagues and led several initiatives to increase training and education opportunities for her fellow nurses.
She loved to serve, and gave much of her time to causes in need, in particular the Good Samaritan Orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. Linda opened her home to those without a place to spend a holiday, or as a respite from hard times in life. Countless friends and family members have been the recipient of her kindness and generosity and were made better for it. She will be a deeply missed presence throughout her family and community.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Catherine and Claude Walker; and her brother, Claude Walker.
Linda is survived by her husband, Victor; children, Claudia (Rominger), Amber (Thomas), Victor and Matthew; as well as her 13 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Linda is also survived by her brothers, Jerry, Bob, and Dean; sister, Virginia; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends across the country who loved her dearly.