On March 6, 2017 Linda Knutson passed away peacefully in her sleep after a 2 month battle with cancer. In January of 2017 Linda became sick and after extensive testing was originally diagnosed with a treatable form of breast cancer. After having a mastectomy, but experiencing continually worsening health, a second round of testing revealed a tumor in the area of her colon and liver, with lumps appearing elsewhere. She was ultimately diagnosed with Stage 4 Nueroendocrine Carcinoma, an aggressive cancer characterized by its ability to spread quickly and affect multiple areas of the body simultaneously. In February, Linda agreed to try chemo therapy in an effort to slow the growth of, or reduce the size of, the tumor. After one round of chemo, Linda's blood work revealed no change in numbers at all. The next step would typically be radiation treatment, however, after hearing her prognosis, Linda elected to start hospice care in her home where she could be near her husband Peter and two dogs, Freya and Charlie. She is survived by Peter, Freya and Charlie, and by her brother Rick, and by her nephew Chris.
Wife. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Tutor.Teacher. Student. Friend. Dog lover. Lover of life. The world was a better place with Linda in it. Please feel free to post a picture of your own or write in Linda's journal. Whoever you are, and however your path crossed Linda's, we thank you for being a part of her life.