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Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel

407 Jerry Street, Castle Rock, CO

OBITUARY

Linda Lee Shoop

December 14, 1946March 16, 2020

Linda Lee Shoop. Linda passed peacefully after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s on March 16th, 2020. Linda is survived by her loving spouse James Shoop; her sister Betty (husband Tom Meagher, Rio Rancho NM); her son and daughter-in-law Cole and Laura Stanley (Littleton, CO); her step-daughter and son-in-law Brenda Lang and Jim Roth (Houston) ; grandchildren Noah, Spencer& Neve Stanley (Littleton, CO) Amanda (Corpus Christi, TX), Chase Lang (Houston) and great grandsons Stoney and Tytin Siler (Corpus Christi, TX); and numerous extended family and friends.

Linda is preceded in death by her mother Jo Ann D. Brundrett, father Lt. Col. Warner M. Brundrett and brother Warner D. Brundrett.

Linda was born in Bryan, TX on Dec 14th, 1946 to a military family and had lived all over the world by the time she finished high school. Her favorite fact about her youth was that she attended 4 different high schools, in 4 years, and still turned out normal. After High School she attended The University of Texas where she graduated and went on to have a 35+ year career as a dental hygienist. Linda was an avid skier as well, getting her last turns in at the age of 71. Her passion for scrapbooking was also well known amongst her family and friends. This is evident in the dozens of volumes that she meticulously kept up to date, year by year. Linda was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to all. Her infectious laugh and wonderful smile was known to light up any room, gathering or party and will be missed.

Linda wished to be cremated and that wish will be honored. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in our country currently, a celebration is being planned for a future date in Colorado. Notification will be sent out accordingly.

Please share your memories here below, they are much appreciated.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

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Sharon Selph

March 20, 2020

Linda walking her two adorable dachshunds wearing one of her cute little hats is the way I will alway remember her. She seemed to have a whole collection of them. That’s how we met, walking our dogs. We had both just moved into the neighborhood and I remember thinking what a sweet person she was and that we could probably be good friends. I really needed a friend right then as my husband had just been diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Degeneration and the days and years ahead looked pretty bleak. Then I heard the devastating news she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but in spite of the effects of this terrible disease we did become close friends. We would meet walking the dogs, chat on the front porch or over the back fence or lunch with friends. Linda could be very funny and she always brought with her a laugh and a smile. Thank you my dear friend for putting a bit of sunshine in my days with your wonderful personality and beautiful smile. I will miss you, may you be at peace in the arms of God.

Hardie and Marty Paulk

March 20, 2020

Linda was a wonderful and sweet neighbor. She would talk to our dogs over the fence and we had some special conversations then also. We enjoyed meeting up at the mailbox or on the way with our dogs in tow. She and Jim have been great neighbors and were before we moved into our house. She was a very special lady and will be truly missed.

Hardie and Marty Paulk

Donna Emison

March 20, 2020

Oh Linda.........what in the world......
We blink and a decade goes by, blink again and 5 decades have gone by !!
We shared so many special memories filled with laughter and so much love.

I remember our trips .....starving art shows in San Antonio, Vegas trips——all filled with funny things that happened and made us laugh hysterically ——-oh my gosh——-we always said we could have fun together in a paper bag!!!

We have shared a lot of life together, the good things and bad——I love you ,Linda and you will forever have a special place in my heart dear friend .......

Mike Hermes

March 20, 2020

Linda was the kindest, most loving individual one could ever meet UNTIL you did something she didn't think was right. Then she would GET EVEN, not mad. Loved her for this. She was a second mother to our son, Brian and was always a great friend of ours. We will miss her dearly and await the time that we can join her in eternal life.

Herb & Gail Rose

March 19, 2020

Linda was warm, bubbly and friendly. We doubt she ever met a stranger. She also had a great sense of humor. One Sunday during church coffee hour, Linda admired Herb's fly-fishing mug and told him, "Don't set that down while Jim's around. He'll steal it!"

Linda was enormously proud of the beautiful scrapbooks she crafted, filling each with photos and memories of her family and friends. She enjoyed sharing these scrapbooks and telling memories of her wonderful life. We are grateful we heard some of those stories from sweet Linda, who loved her family and friends dearly.

HEATHER PITZ

March 19, 2020

DEAR LINDA I WILL MISS YOU AND I AWAY CALL YOU MISS HOPLONG ALL THE TIME SAY HI TO MY MOM AND DA UP THERE IN HEAVEN TELL THEM I MISS THEM
THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU TOO LINDA
HEATHER PITZ

Nathan Vance

March 19, 2020

I met Linda (&Jim) in 2014 when my family and I moved to their neighborhood. She struck me as a kind, gentle, spirit and over the 6 years that I got to know her better that never changed. To me and my family Linda's demeanor was one characterized by smiles and sweetness. I loved this picture from last year where she was inviting the hummingbirds, who were visiting her yard, to land on her finger. That was a cute moment for us. Rest in peace dear lady.

Kim Hoffman

March 18, 2020

Awe...Sweet Linda! I know you are floating on clouds in heaven and looking down on your family with a huge smile and your heart filled with LOVE!
*One of my fondest memories of this pretty lady was her love of music. We used to put on music before her bath and dance around. She would smile, laugh and hug me with an "I Love You" here and there. I know she is dancing now and FOREVER...

Amanda Siler

March 17, 2020

I will forever be grateful to have a grandma who truly enjoyed what life had to offer. She loved to spread her knowledge and wisdom with every opportunity that presented itself. As far back as I can remember, she would always correct my grammar and I would always laugh inside because I knew I was wrong and lazy! Notoriously she would respond with, "where did you get that edumacation at!??? We might have to throw you back where you came from!!" Now I find myself internally correcting people on their grammar as well, keeping a piece of her with me everyday. I will miss her "needing" to be home at 1pm to watch One Life to Live, and I will miss her cracking open a Bud Light in a bottle OF COURSE! But most importantly I will miss her infectious laugh to the point where she would cry almost every time. Rest in peace Grandma "Ninnie"/ Linnie. I hope you and Crickey are up there catching "boadies" (birdies)! I love you forever!!!!

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