Linda Rae Sennett

December 30, 1969March 26, 2018

Linda Rae Sennett was born on December 30, 1969 in San Diego, California and passed away on March 26, 2018 in San Diego, California.


  • Barbara Sennett, Mother
  • Amaya Thurmond, Daughter
  • William Thurmond, Son


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Reception following Inurnment Saturday, April 14, 2018

Linda Rae Sennett

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Jen Hartman

April 14, 2018

I met Linda when I was 17 and she was 25, downtown SD at Old Vienna. We became instant friends. We loved some of the same random music and we loved singing harmonies in her car. We also bonded over Kids in the Hall... forever quoting skits! Those are the basics of our relationship. Somehow we were connected... Even before we met. I still feel her in my heart and soul and she will always be there. I'll never forget you La Linda. Love your BON BON!!

Gloria Pouncey

April 14, 2018

Correction: the year I met Linda was 2003. Thank you.

Gloria Pouncey

April 14, 2018

I met Linda in the fall of 2005, when I started teaching at Nubia Academy. Linda was already a veteran teacher at that time and an awesome one! All her students loved her...she was the best. She helped me a lot and was an awesome co-worker and kind, warm, friendly and sweet. I will always remember that beautiful smile. I send my condolences to her Mom Barbara and her beautiful children Amaya and William and all her loved ones, I know she will be truly missed...hold on to the beautiful memories she created with you. I pray God's blessings and comforting grace be with you on this day as you celebrate her life and all the days of your life. Blessings!

P.S. I said I would be at the celebration today but unfortunately I will not be able to attend, one of the Mother's at my Church home going celebration is scheduled at the same time. But I will be with you all in spirit. God bless you!

Adrian C

April 1, 2018

I met Linda through mutual friends many years ago, and I am so glad we met and became friends. We had something in common: Linda originally planned to be a lawyer but made a decision to change career tracks and become a teacher. For me it was vice versa: I originally wanted to become a teacher but ended up a lawyer. Linda was so incredibly kind to everyone, and was so devoted to her students and her children. I was so happy to see her updates on Facebook about her romance and ring, and all the cute kid pics she posted. She has done so much for others and I enjoyed seeing her have some things just for her. I know Linda would believe there is a reason why her death happened. I am not clearheaded enough to see the reason yet.

Kaaren Powers

March 30, 2018

I am Jonathan's mom, & I live in San Jose, California. While I have only spoken to Linda twice on Skype, I could not wait until she became part of our family, & I was able to meet her and Amaya & William in person. The plan was that once Jonathan was settled in San Diego, the family was going to visit me here , & we were going to The Winchester Mystery House. Our entire family, including Jonathan's 2 brothers and 2 sisters are all devastated with this terrible loss occurring right when Jonathan and Linda were starting their life together after so much planning. I remember Linda's shining eyes and beautiful smile. She was so warm and such a loving person; I am so sad that I will not have a chance to really get to know her and create that great bond.
Kaaren Powers

Jayson Coleman

March 30, 2018

A couple of months ago, Linda sent me something she wrote in high school when we were singing together back at Patrick Henry. It was about something that happened 30+ years ago. I didnt know it back then, but Linda was really down. She called me for help and came over. We talked for about six hours. I stopped my life for her because she needed me. I made her laugh and reminder her about how beautiful she was in this world and how she was an Angel for a lot of people even if she didnt remember this to be true - AND I listened!!
We werent always in touch, but she knew she could reach out to me anytime and I would meet her. She loved singing with me and supported me with my two CD's as presents for her beautiful mom. She loved her kids more than anything - and I know for a fact, she is looking down supporting them now. We have so little time here - this is why we are Angels for one another. When one forgets the truth, the other simply listens and reminds us. Linda taught the truth - the truth about loving and acceptance no matter what. She had a deep laugh, bright eyes and a cute giggle. These things will live in my heart each time I think of her. Jayson Coleman San Diego CA

Sylvia Bugiel

March 29, 2018

I first met Linda working at a ladies clothing store, she was one of my first friends there! She was sweet, always dressed nice and was so outgoing. Soon after our career paths changed and I always wondered how she was doing until one day we ran into each other at Target! I met her two beautiful babies and thought oh my goodness these kids are gorgeous! We exchanged numbers and became friends on fb, she always made nice encouraging comments on my posts and I did the same on hers. I saw how in Love she was with Jonathon and even remember talking about the two of them to my friend telling her there is time for her to find Love! Their story was so beautiful and Linda deserved Jonathon, they were both made for each other I thought. May she Rest In Peace and may her beautiful babies remember what a beautiful loving mother she was to them. I will miss you dearly my sweet friend. ❤️🙏🏼

Sylvia Bugiel

Michelle (Renee) Jones

March 29, 2018

Dear sweet Linda, I am so sad that you are gone. It doesn't seem real. Although we've only seen each other a few times over the past few years, I feel your loss so deeply. I wish so much that I had spent more time with you. I was just thinking the other day that the gaming convention is coming up and I needed to let you know so that you could join us again.

I will always remember that first day of law school, when you walked up to me so confidently and told me that you knew when you saw me that we were going to be friends. And we were. And even though you decided not to continue and followed a different path, I hope you know that I could not have managed that first year without you always sitting next to me in class. I definitely would have full on fallen asleep in Civ Pro if you hadn't been there to elbow me every time I started to slide sideways. I still drop Emo Phillips references all the time, but no one gets them. And now maybe no one ever will again.

You were one of the very best people that I have ever had in my life, sweet Linda. I love you. I'll miss you always.

Shena McComb

March 29, 2018

Ms. Sennett taught my daughter in third grade. We are devastated to hear of her passing. She was sweet, kind, considerate, loving, strong, & courageous. She was always smiling, even when things weren't going so great. Ms. Sennett believed in my daughter. She encouraged her & demanded the best from her. I remember she & Amaya attending my daughter's 12th birthday party. She jumped right in & manned the crafts table. That was so like her. She even got on the floor & did a few Zumba moves with us.

I will remember the sweet talks that we had about being single parents. How she loved those two sweet babies, her mom, & of course Jonathan. I am saddened, but one thing for sure is that she is a child of the Most High Jesus Christ!! She is where we all strive to be one day. She is now at Peace!!

My family & I send our condolences, prayers, support & love. Thank you Ms. Sennett for just being a light in this dark world.

With Love,
Shena, Siara, & Joshua McComb

Lori Jones

March 29, 2018

I worked with Linda at HGCS. She was a wonderful teacher with great teaching practices. She gave me inspiration at our PDs and got her students excited about learning. I taught her son when he was in Kindergarten and he was like a sponge. She was a very involved parent and I will miss her dearly. Rest In Peace Sweet Linda.



Everyone’s life is the sum total of all of the people they have met, the things they have done, the places they have gone.

Linda Rae Sennett was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Linda Rae will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Services are under the direction of Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary.