Linda Sue Everson
12 March, 1942 – 21 October, 2020
Linda Everson, 78, died at home in Umatilla on October 21, 2020. She was born on March 12, 1942, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She is predeceased by her father, Pete Neumann; her mother, Clara Neumann Horan; and her sister, Priscilla Terry. Linda was married to Gene Everson for 17 years until their divorce. She lived in Fort Lauderdale for over 40 years and retired to the rural Eustis/Umatilla area of Florida.
Linda liked to say that she was the son her father never had, as they worked together on many handyman, woodworking, and electrical projects growing up. She renovated two kitchens on her own in beautiful fashion. She also designed and built her husband’s seashell cabinets and display cases, earning her a special award at the Broward County Shell Show in the 1970s. She was often tinkering with projects or working on a renovation, and was the go-to neighborhood person for minor home repair emergencies.
Linda was a fabulous seamstress, having learned at her mother’s knee. She made her own gorgeous wedding dress, many stylish and absolutely beautiful gowns, dresses, and outfits, as well as Barbie doll outfits and her daughter’s wedding veil and three bridesmaids’ dresses.
She had a long and fulfilling career in retail, having worked management at Mr. HOW Warehouse, Sears, Sears Homelife Furniture, Toys R Us, and others.
Linda is survived by her son, Robert Everson, of Davie, Florida; her daughter, Laura Kocis and her husband, Joe Kocis, of Orlando, Florida; her two grandsons, Joseph Kocis and Michael Kocis, of Orlando, Florida; a nephew, Norman Terry Jr. and his wife, Tammi, of Mount Washington, Kentucky; a nephew, Dennis Terry and his wife, Penny, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; and a niece, Julie Cantrell and her husband, Trevis, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky. She was an amazing mother and loving grandmother.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Linda Sue Everson
November 2, 2020
Dear Laura, Joe, Jody, and Michael,
I am so sorry for your loss! I did not know Linda as well as I would have liked but I looked forward to her visits. She was always so happy to make the trip to see her Grandsons performances in school. Tell glowing stories of Laura growing up. She was so proud of each of you. I will miss her humor. Her bubbly personality. Blessed to have known her through you. Praying comfort and peace for your household.
October 31, 2020
Dear Laura and family,
We have known Linda and all of you for 52 years! Being friends with your mother has been wonderful. She was so very kind and thoughtful. Linda and I had many fun times together.
She will missed by all.
Knowing she is at piece now is so very comforting.
With Love to All,
Nancy & Wolf
PS. As a caterpillar, having come to the end of one blade of grass, draws itself together and reaches out for the next, so the Self, having come to the end of one life, gathers in it's faculties and reaches out from the old to the new.
October 30, 2020
Dear Laura and family,
I was saddened to learn of your mom's passing. I have many fond memories of Linda. Please accept my warmest condolences. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
October 28, 2020
Dear Laura, Joe, Jody, Michael, and Bob,
I was so very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness.
I am thankful to have known Linda for many years, and to have so many good memories of her.
Linda was also a great friend to my mom, Nancy. Below is a photo of the four of us at Laura's bridal shower. We had just made veils out of toilet paper, and we were having a good laugh about it! We shared so many good laughs together over the years. Linda was always cheerful, witty, and fun.
She was also very talented, whether it was something small like making her own gift bows, or something big like building an entire kitchen. She had a flair for decorating and design, and she could sew better than a professional seamstress.
Linda was also very caring. I remember when I broke my arm. I was stuck at home in a cast and bored out of my mind. Unexpectedly, Linda showed up at my door with about a dozen cross-stitch Christmas ornament kits. I didn't know how to cross-stitch, but she took the time to teach me and we had so much fun! That was Linda--she knew that I was down and so she just popped over to cheer me up. It may seem minor, but it meant a lot to me.
That was more than 30 years ago. I still have those cross-stitch ornaments and hang them on the tree each year. It's such a lovely memory--one of many that I have of Linda. I'm so grateful that we were friends. She will be missed.