Linda Lou VanBrunt
January 22, 1950 – June 11, 2021
Linda Lou Van Brunt (71) Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Auntie passed away Friday afternoon, June 11th, 2021 from her Grand Coulee, Washington home.
Linda entered this world on Sunday January 22nd, 1950 in Nespelem, Washington to the home of Clifford James & Evelyn Waggoner-Van Brunt. A 1968 graduate of Brewster High School in Brewster, Washington, Linda went on to work as cosmetologist for various employers including fifteen years with “J.C. Penney.” A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, Linda enjoyed going to Pow Wows…particularly looking forward to “hot” “fresh” Fry-Bread. All who were fortunate enough to visit Linda’s home quickly found that the coffee pot was always on and that she loved to cook. “If anyone went away from Linda’s house hungry…it truly was Their Own Fault.” The wonderful dishes from her kitchen were not Linda’s only creative outlet; she also enjoyed crocheting and embroidery as well as putting together puzzles and watching movies. Linda’s greatest love was always being part of her children and grandchildren’s lives, whether during a tent camp out at Frenchman’s Lake, Nevada, teaching a granddaughter to drive a car or just sitting in her living room over a hot cup of coffee; Linda always took the time to really listen and be there in the moment for those she loved.
Predeceased by both of her parents and daughter: Michelle Greene; Linda’s legacy lives on through her two daughters: Sandee Bruker (David) and Tricia Orduna (Rufino); grandchildren: Clifford Bruker, Edward Bruker, Emilee Bruker, Izac Tilbury, Melissa Motter and Andrea Orduna; ten Great-Grandchildren; siblings: Yvonne Clark, Spike Van Brunt and Pat Van Brunt and her nephews and nieces.
A family dressing and short service was held at 9:00am on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 followed by a graveside service in Monse Cemetery, Monse, Washington where Linda was laid to rest.
Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is caring for the family.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.stratefuneral.com for Linda’s family.