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  • Sep 12, 2012 12:00am

    In honor of Linda Simon, thank you for sharing your journey with us! We admire your honesty and courage! Love, Todd & Anne Westerhoff

    Todd & Anne Westerhoff

  • Aug 4, 2012 7:38pm

    Hi Vince,I am sure that at times it must have felt like it, but you and Linda never traveled alone on this journey. All of us were privileged to be a small part of your lives. We learned a lot about cancer, the costs, dark humor, hope and bravery from both of you!

    val saxer

  • Jun 27, 2012 8:34am

     This will be my last post to the caring bridge.                       
    I was at the party held for Linda and said a few words from the heart.  
    I had not written anything down and had not really planed on speaking. But like I did at our Dad's funeral I just got up and said what I felt.  When I was walking up to talk at Dad's funeral I looked over at Linda and she had this really worried look on her face like, Oh oh, What is HE going to say ?? I'm sure that when Will and I got up at her party she had the same look on her face.. HA                                  

     Anyway at both occasions I was very glad that I did speak as I think  
    that if helped me more then anyone else. So with that said all I can add is that we will all miss her and the tree that I planted is doing fine.
    I just have to cut around it every time I cut the grass so she will    
    always be in out yard as well as her own back in Wisconsin. 
     I only have one more joke.                                             
    A traveling salesman walks into a bar in Texas and asked for a small  
    coke. The waitress hands him a big coke. He say I only asked for a small coke. Waitress says "everything is big in Texas" The man then asks for a small French Fries. The waitress hands him a big order of French Fries. Again he says I ordered a Small Fries. Again the waitress says "everything is big in Texas" The man asks where is the restroom. Waitress - Down the hall and take a right. The man walks down the hall and takes a left and falls into the swimming pool and yells. Help, Help, don't flush the toilet...
    (everything is big in Texas)

    Love Rick and Trisha.                                   

    Rick Graff

  • Jun 25, 2012 12:00am

    In Memory of Linda Simon

    Kathryn Shebiel

  • Jun 21, 2012 12:00am

    As a memorial to Linda Simon

    Betty Garland

  • Jun 19, 2012 12:00am

    In honor of Linda Simon

    Scott and Barb Brandsma

  • Jun 15, 2012 12:00am

    In honor of Linda Simon and her life well-lived. She lived life to the fullest and touched us all. We will never forget her.

    Debbie & Ted Wagner

  • Jun 11, 2012 1:11pm

    Dear Vince and family,

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss at Linda's passing. She was a remarkable person, and we certainly felt privileged to know her. We are so glad she touched and enriched our lives, first as a great personal chef, then as a friend.


    We will be out of state this weekend, so cannot attend the memorial gathering. Know, however, that we will be there with our thoughts and prayers.


    Maureen and Ned Thornton

  • Jun 11, 2012 11:30am


    I am so sorry to hear about Linda's passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, but I appreciated her energy in getting together the nutrition blog network that I was a part of. She will be missed. You and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    Take care,

    Julie Tharalson

    Julie Tharalson

  • Jun 11, 2012 7:45am

    Vince and Family,

    That was the news we were expecting at some point, but obviously hoped would never come.  We are so sad for the loss of Linda.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.


    The Betrys

    Aaron, Mindy, Rainer, Nora, and Liam

    Aaron Betry

  • Jun 11, 2012 12:00am

    In honor of Linda Simon..read obit in Gazette, what an amazing journey! I've lost my Mom and husband to cancer and know the struggle.

    Barbara Heminover

  • Jun 10, 2012 7:13pm

    Dear Vince, Molly, Amy,Marva, Cindy, Bill, Dick and all of Linda's family,
    We are saddened by Linda's death.  Her contributions to so many will live forever in different ways.  The journal provided through Caring Bridge was beautifully written andl, we hope, will be recorded in a permanent form.  
    We cannot be there for the memorial but please know our hearts and prayers are wilth all of you.
    JoAnne & Paul

    JoAnne Wheaton

  • Jun 10, 2012 4:08pm

    Oh noooo - darn cancer. I am the Executive Director of DES Action USA, with about 2,000 members, so unfortunately I don't know each one. But Linda was different. We stayed in touch through the years as she probed health issues caused by the anti-miscarriage drug, diethylstilbestrol (DES). Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the cervix is one of them. But we also shared our joys in raising daughters. And Vince, you don't know me, but I've heard so many wonderful things about you that I feel as if I know you! I will never forget Linda and her ability to continue living large even while battling cancer. I never got to meet her because I live so far away. But across the miles her passion, love of life and family resonated in my email inbox. I am not surprised that she died the way she lived - on her own terms, not far from her garden - and kitchen.Vince, Amy and Molly you are in my thoughts - and especially next Saturday when you remember a life well lived. Linda will be in my thoughts, too.

    Fran Howell

  • Jun 10, 2012 9:02am

    Vince, we are so sorry for your loss.  What a great adventure you two had together after that first meeting over coffee!  If there was ever two souls who belonged together it was you two.  Not many couples share a love of so many of the same things as you two.

    Amy and Molly and family, we hope that you can take comfort in the fact that Linda touched so many many lives during hers.  That is a great comfort to me when I think about my Mom and Dad, and the long lines of people who came to pay their respects for them.  You can feel what a positive force they were in the world.

    All our love, Sonja and John

    Sonja Schooff

  • Jun 9, 2012 8:09pm

    Vince, although Drew and i are forever away in NC we are celebrating Linda with you and prayerful for you where you are now too. Thinking of Amy, Molly and precious grandchildren. Cherishing the memories of good food, gardening and quilts! I can't go in my garden here with out thinking of Linda and you, since tou taught us so much and so beautifully shared the paasion of gardening. Much love and many prayers on your behalf, susan

    susan richards

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