Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home

1490 B Street, Merced, CA


Linda Jean Wells

January 15, 1946July 29, 2020

Linda Jean Wells went home to be with her Savior on July 29, 2020. She was 74 years old. She is reunited with her faithful husband, Ben, who passed away the day after Thanksgiving in 2017. Their family takes comfort in this reunion and rejoices in their shared promise of eternal life in Christ.

Linda was born on January 15, 1946 in Los Angeles, California. The Lord began orchestrating her life as a wife, mother and grandmother at an early age as her Sunday School teacher eventually became her mother-in-law. Through thick and thin in 52 years of marriage her devotion to being a wife and mother never wavered. In 1982 the family moved to Merced, where Linda supported her husband’s dream of owning an automobile dealership. While continuing to nurture her family, Linda also led numerous Bible studies, was involved in community organizations and graciously opened her home to countless people and events. In 2013 she and Ben embarked on their final adventure together with a move to Texas. Her legacy of a strongly rooted family continues on in the lives of her 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Brian and Kerry Wells, Timothy and Christopher; Sandra and Gordon Teddy, Madeline and Benjamin; and Lori and Jeff Henenfent, Drew and Alison.

Due to Covid-19 no memorial service will be held at this time. Remembrances may be made to: Young America’s Foundation, The Reagan Ranch Center, 217 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


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Linda Roland

August 5, 2020

My love and thoughts with Linda’s family. Linda was always gracious and caring. Carl and I enjoyed attending helpful meeting in Ben and Linda’s home. We shared ideas of rearing teenagers. May our Lord comfort the family with wonderful memories and the assurance of seeing her again

Aleen Vanderhorst

August 4, 2020

Lori, Sandy, and Brian. I was so sad to hear about the home going of your mother Linda. She will be missed terribly,she will be joining your dad and many more of our dear Christian friends. What a wonderful reunion that will be. I have such wonderful memories of the times we got together as families. Friends like we had are very few and hard to find.. My prayers and love go with you. Aleen Vanderhorst

Becky Cipriano

August 4, 2020

Linda was a gracious person. Always willing to open her home to the youth of the church. She leaves three wonderful children that are an example of the love she showed for all that knew her.
My heart and love are with you three.

Dora Crane

August 4, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Linda always had a smile on her face and kind words to all of those around her. She was a beautiful classy lady and she had a gentle spirit and loving heart.
Dora Crane


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