OBITUARY

Linda Kay Fletcher

May 28, 1954July 31, 2018
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Linda passed away unexpectedly at home on July 31, 2018. She was born the second child of Raymond and Helen McCausland on May 28, 1954 in Bremerton WA. She was preceded in death by her parents and only sibling Karen Folmer.

Linda grew up in East Bremerton and attended local public schools. She graduated as an East High School Knight in June of 1972. In High School , she was a member of Pep Club, German Club, and the National Honor Society.

After High School, Linda, along with some of her best friends, worked as a Maid in Ocean Shores, WA. She also became a volunteer firefighter for the Ocean Shores Fire Dept. Over the years, Linda shared many funny stories and great memories of her time working at the Ocean.

On December 29, 1973, Linda married Robert Fletcher at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Bremerton, WA. It was a memorable ceremony and she was a beautiful bride. The marriage was later blessed with two wonderful kids and many happy days.

Shortly after marriage, Linda worked in Port Orchard, WA as a tutor for troubled teenagers. In September 1977, she started her career job at the Puget Sound Fleet Industrial Supply Center. She was promoted several times until retiring in June, 2009 as an Inventory Management Specialist. Linda enjoyed her job and made many great friends during her career.

Linda enjoyed collecting Porcelain and Barbie dolls as a hobby. She also collected many types of coins. She was an avid reader and especially loved mysteries. She loved playing cards, board games, and outdoor games with family and friends. She liked to watch "Survivor", "Big Brother", and "The Amazing Race" on TV. Linda loved to host and attend parties (always the last to leave) with family and friends. She was well known for always sending greeting cards for birthdays and anniversaries of relatives (even the outlaws).

Linda love to travel. She planned many successful family summer vacations to Disneyland, Sun River, OR, among others. After her retirement, Linda and Bob enjoyed many trips to Ocean Shores, WA, Hawaii, and Las Vegas. Especially memorable were the annual trips to Arizona where they enjoyed fun times with their good friends Glenn and Jackie.

As a result of her happy nature and positive, friendly personality, Linda was loved by all who met her. Linda is, and will be, greatly missed. However, her bright light will shine forever.

Linda is survived by Bob, her husband and best friend for 44 years. Her children Stacey Gibbs, and Aaron (Crystal) Fletcher. Grandchildren Kailey Gibbs, Tristan Gibbs, Alyssa Fletcher, and Chloe Fletcher. Numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and great friends.

There will be a funeral service at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 13th, 2018, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church located at 5th Street and Veneta, Bremerton, WA. A Rosary will precede the funeral at 10:30 AM. A reception will be held in the Church Basement immediately following the service. All are invited to McClouds in East Bremerton following the reception for an Irish wake.

Services

  • Catholic Rosary Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Linda Kay Fletcher

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Lori Goetz

August 13, 2018

My heart just broke when I received the news you passed away you were a wonderful cousin. I had been talking to you so much and enjoyed it. You were a beautiful loved person and will be so missed. You had a beautiful family and were such a positive person. Love you Linda and soar with the angels. My heart goes out to your family.

Love Lori Goetz

Caroline Purser

August 13, 2018

I am so saddened by the unexpected passing of my cousin Linda. Her mother Helen Goatz was my great Aunt and Fred was my dad. I can't believe this is real. I spent so much time with Linda talking in recent months when her sister was dying. I really loved her calm, positive outlook on life, in situations that were life changing. She loved everybody and was very generous. She had a heart of gold. My heart goes out to Bob, Aaron and Stacie and families. I am here for you anytime. I remember many hosted parties and receptions over the years at your house. I am so glad Linda and I got a chance to sit down and go through albums of old pictures and share stories about our families. She was an amazing woman.

Debbie Bechtel

August 11, 2018

I moved away after high school, so I only saw Linda at a few reunions, but I remember her not only as a fun person but a kind and loyal friend. With those qualities, I'm sure that she was a great mother, wife and grandmother. My condolences to all of her relatives and friends.
Debbie Bechtel

Carol Evitts

August 9, 2018

I too loved having my cousin Linda as our neighbor. Even though I was the youngest of the these two families, Linda always included me somehow during the playing of school. She also made us delicious snacks of Lipton noodle soup and Graham crackers...😋. Linda, you will be missed down here by your earthly family but you are now in the presence of your heavenly family. Give them all hugs and kisses from us. We will cherish all the loving memories created with all of you. RIP
Love you 💙💚💙💚💙

Becky Delancy

August 9, 2018

I remember it was very exciting when Aunt Helen, Uncle Ray, Karen and Linda moved on the street next to us, which put our back yards devided by a fence which was instantly turned into a gate. We were all so excited!Linda was four years younger than me, but we all had fun playing on their back covered patio, with the huge table. Linda loved telling the story about the wedding we all planned, when her and my brother Terry got married, walking across the table. We loved playing games . I will miss you Linda. So happy you had a wonderfully happy marriage and you saw your children find happiness . You and your family in heaven will have a great reunion. I love you Linda, love cousin Becky

Vickie Ayotte

August 9, 2018

Linda, I was so looking forward to having you and Bob to our rental house on the water. A memory:
Linda went to Scotland when her sister Karen was there in 1970, my husband was there before me and asked Linda to go with him to look at an engagement ring for me. She picked one and I wear it to this day. Rest in peace cousin. Vickie

Suzanne Fletcher

August 9, 2018

I am heartbroken over the sudden loss of my dear Linda. I send my thoughts, prayers, and love to her husband Bob, and her children Stacy and Aaron.

I first met Linda in 7th grade at Dewey Junior High School in 1967. We became immediate friends and soon discovered that we shared the same birthday. I was a bridesmaid at their wedding and remember what a great time that was. We have remained friends throughout these many years.

Linda was always happy and smiling. She loved talking about all of our escapades from the past (and there were many!!) She would remember the little details the rest of us were trying to forget. Linda always attended our high school reunions with our wonderful group of friends and all of us had crazy good fun at them!!

I will be forever thankful for our last visit on 7/28/18, where once again she was full of fun and making us all laugh sharing old times!!

Krystal Rose

August 9, 2018

Our deepest sympathy from Miller-Woodlawn

Tina McCausland Bergman

August 8, 2018

I am so sad with the news of my sweet, beautiful and always smiling cousins passing.
I have many memories of Linda from being my backyard neighbor as well as my cousin. Although she was 5+ years older than us, she still made time for us 3 younger cousins. I remember a earthquake in the mid 60s, where stuff was flying off of the shelves and out of the cupboards. It was so scary to me as a young 5 or 6 year old. We had aftershocks that made the ground roll. Linda was walking Julie and I to school, when one hit later on that same morning, Linda had it all together and calmly walked us back home. We'd rush home from school on our last day for summer break, where we'd promptly went over to Aunt Helen's and play school or rather play go to the Head of the class. She read the Little House On The Prarie books to us. Countless games of hide n seek, she entertained us at the great 4th if July parties in their backyard.
She'd let me hang out with her on her babysitting jobs. When she went off to Ocean Shores, some how we grew up and went on different journies. But oh how she made my growing up years so much fun.
It was always great times over the years when we'd gather again and have catch up. I'm so sorry we didn't get to do that planned get together. We were just waiting on tomorrows..
Folks don't put off get togethers. Do it today as tomorrow isn't promised.
Linda, rest easy. You're going to be so missed here on earth but I'll carry you with me, till our next great catch up, up there. Give my love to all the family up there. I love you.Q

FROM THE FAMILY