Weller Funeral Home


Linda Lee McPherson

January 6, 1945March 22, 2014
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Linda McPherson passed away suddenly on March 22, 2014, in Arlington Washington, when a mud slide collapsed her home and devastated the community she loved. Linda is a local girl, born in Arlington on January 6, 1945 to George and Ethel Mahlum. She attended Darrington high school and furthered her education here at home at the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography. Linda married Gary (Mac) McPherson in Arlington on October 17, 1969. Together they had two children and raised them in the Arlington/Darrington Area. Linda retired in 2011 after spending 28 years as a Librarian at the Darrington Library, part of the Sno Isle Library system. She is a member of the Darrington School Board, University of Washington Alumni Association and Friends of The Library. Linda liked to travel and enjoyed trying new experiences. She spent most of her days gardening, reading and building furniture with her husband. Linda developed a serious talent for painting and devoted many enjoyable hours to her craft. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Ethel Mahlum; brother, Stanley Mahlum; brothers-in-law, Ron Fucetti and Jerry Paul. Linda is survived by her husband Gary (Mac) McPherson, son Eric McPherson and daughter Kate McPherson; her siblings, Georgia Mahlum, Helen Paul, Alice and Bill Medin, Irene and Ralph Kuntz, Sylvia Fusetti -Caldwell and Mark Caldwell, Gerald and Shirley Mahlum; many nieces, nephews and even great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Linda’s life on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1:00 at the Darrington Community Center, 570 Sauk Ave in Darrington Washington.

Arrangements under the direction of Weller Funeral Home, Arlington, WA.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, April 5, 2014


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Amy & Dayle Massey

April 24, 2014

Dear Mac, Kate and Eric, and family, Linda was the best boss ever, and her kindness, encouragement and support will never be forgotten. We join you in mourning the loss of Linda.

April 20, 2014

Prayers go out to the surviving family and friends may the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours especially after such a tragic loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies. 2 Cor. 1:2,3.

Kandy Hayes

April 18, 2014

To the family, we are so deeply saddened and touched by your loss. No words could ever express our compassion and sympathies for you at this time. Your loss has touched the world and brought a community to its knees, yet we also see them standing strong to rally and hold one another. We think of you daily and pray for your peace nightly. Our family would like to do something special for you, if you could please contact us through Kurt's Cause on Facebook, or me directly through FB, I would greatly appreciate it. Until then, please know that we pray that you find the strength and courage that you so need each and every day. ~Kandy Hayes, and family.

Linda McPherson Perry

April 15, 2014

Time and unforseen occurance befall us all..(Eccl 9:11). May your family allow the love they have for one another draw you closer together in the days to come. Deepest sympathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 11, 2014

Dear Family: Although there exist no words that can ease the pain you experience today, I just want to extend my most sincere condolences for loosing Mrs. McPherson in death. I can only imagine how unexpected settings like this one, upset someone's heart and brings so much emotional suffering. My thoughts are with you and with those who loved Mrs. McPherson dearly. “God's eyes are upon the righteous ones and His ears listen to our cry for help” – May God turn his attention to your circumstances, and grant you the strength and inner peace you need to deal with your loss.

Evans family

April 7, 2014

In the loss of one who meant so much, for every memory in your heart this brings thoughts of peace. May the God of peace guard your heart.

Merle Green

April 7, 2014

I cannot think of Linda without feeling joy for everything her life stood for. If she believed in you, there was no doubt that she was on your side for the long haul. Memories will sustain us, time will heal our hearts, and we will always remember this quiet champion. The world is a better place because of Linda's message of acceptance and tolerance.

April 6, 2014

AH, Linda and Mac, I OSO wanted to be there for your memorial today. I am living in Oregon now, so far away from the loving community of Oso / Darrington / Arlington. You two made a lasting impression on my girls, Ashley and Juliana, a gift for me as a mother. My love and thoughts to you, Chris (Olds) DeBruler.

Ric Ghirardini

April 6, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Mac, Eric and Katie at this terrible time. I have fond memories of her and her children from Burn Hill School.

Joanne Latham(Hollingsworth)

April 5, 2014

To the Mahlum family We would like to send our prayers and good thoughts. We went to school with Helen,Alice,Stanley and Irene and spent many nights with the family,We will always cherish those memories,
Joanne &Josephine Hollingsworth