OBITUARY

Linda Lee Monroe

January 17, 1939February 6, 2019
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Linda Lee Monroe, age 80, of Auburn, California was born on January 17, 1939. On Wednesday February 6, 2019, as she was surrounded by her loving family, she went to be with her Lord.

Linda was born in Salinas, California to the joy of her parents, Fred and Frances (Winford) Vandagriff. She was raised and graduated from high school in Napa, CA

On November 7, 1958 in San Jose, California, she married Orland (Bud) Monroe, the son of Jess and Wilma (Swisher) Monroe.

Together, Linda and Bud Monroe, in 1966, founded and operated Monroe Transmission, a successful business in the Auburn/Newcastle and Yuba City areas which are still open today.

Linda had a warm, infectious smile. Her smile was often seen when she was in the presence of her family and friends. She was a gifted encourager of others. She also enjoyed an occasional root beer float with her family. According to her unbiased husband and four children, she could make the best biscuits-and-gravy known to mankind.

She is survived by her husband of sixty years Bud, her children Don (Polly), Dwayne (Barbara), Karen Jantzen (Rod), and Kevin (Carrie). She is also survived by her brother Richard Vandagriff, sister Laura Darlington, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Judy Hanzes.

A celebration of her life will be held on February 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Parkside Church, 3885 Richardson Drive, Auburn, California 95602. Lunch will be provided.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ChapeloftheHills-Auburn.com for the Monroe family.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 14, 2019
REMEMBERING

Linda Lee Monroe

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Nancy Deines

February 15, 2019

I grew up in Colorado, so it was rare that my family was able spend time with Linda, Bud and family. As an adult, I took my husband and children to see them and they treated us like royalty. She and her whole family were so kind. I'm sorry for the loss of such a sweet soul.

Walter Adamson

February 13, 2019

I will always remember Linda as an amazing mother and friend. On game day, she and Bud could always be found at the gym supporting Kevin through all his years of basketball and other athletic endeavors. I'm sure she was just as supportive with all her children and her husband throughout his softball days. Both Bud and Linda were great friends to my parents and both have always been kind and loving to me. I express my deepest sympathies to the Monroe family at this difficult time. May God bless you with peace, and comfort. You are in my prayers.

Donna Hopping

February 11, 2019

Hi Barb and Dwayne,
Looking back on the day we conversed at the Post Office, little did I know how soon Linda would be leaving for a better home. I will be praying the Holy Spirit's comfort for you, the rest of the family, and especially for Bud and the Grandchildren.

I first met Linda when we began attending the Nazarene church. She was always happy, and positive. She laughed easily. She was humble. I remember when Pastor Bonner wanted to do an interview with her on the platform one evening. She talked to me about it and said she felt like she had done nothing really too important. My reply was "you have raised four great, wonderful, children. " She agreed. She was a strong supporter of her children.

It was no secret that she loved her husband Bud. At the baseball games, she was always telling us women how great he was.

Helen Jaderborg

February 8, 2019

My thoughts and love are with you during this time of sorrow and may all of you be comforted by the outpouring of love. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Helen Jaderborg

Chas and Jan Moser

February 8, 2019

We will miss you Linda. Many wonderful years growing up on the same block, Maplewood Avenue, Napa. Fun years together. Remained good friends throughout all these years. I always felt Bud was the big brother I never had and was excited when he and Linda started dating. Then so happy for them as they married all those years ago. For many years our families have been friends. Linda will forever be in our hearts❤️
Chas and Jan Moser

Mellodie Fish

February 8, 2019

I'm thinking of you during this time of sorrow and may you be comforted by the outpouring of love. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love,
Mellodie

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