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Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary

466 North Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA

OBITUARY

Linda Gail Williams

August 27, 1950January 14, 2020
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Linda Gail Williams was born Linda Gail Persh on August 27, 1950 in Paterson, NJ. She grew up in Fair Lawn, NJ and graduated from Fair Lawn High School in 1968. After graduation she attended the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston, MA. Linda’s first job was as executive secretary at Paine Webber in NYC where she met her future husband, Neal Williams. They got married in 1973 and moved to Texas, then Anaheim, CA and finally Silicon Valley. Linda and Neal were divorced in the early 1980’s and Linda moved to Santa Clara where she lived until her death. Her last job was as an executive assistant at the consulting firm KPMG, which she loved very much and made many friends.

Linda loved dogs, particularly West Highland Terriers. She had several as pets during her life and had a passion for attending dog shows with her ex husband Neal.

Six years ago Linda contracted amyloidosis, a rare incurable disease and was undergoing treatment until she passed away on January 14, 2020.

Linda is preceded by her parents Alvin & Doris Persh, and is survived by her dog Sophie, brother Neil Persh, niece Jennifer Girtz, and several cousins.

There will be a memorial service for Linda at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 North Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA at 10:00 am on Sunday February 16, 2020.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Peggy Martinez

February 5, 2020

We fellow admin that worked closely with Linda at KPMG and knowing of her love for West Highland White Terriers we made a donation in Linda's name to the Westie Rescue and Placement of Northern California.

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family from
Yoko Graham, Atsuko Watabe, Michelle Holguin, and Peggy Martinez

Cheryl Sheehan

January 16, 2020

I’m a former co-worker of Linda. We first met when she joined Arthur Andersen, and then we both transferred to KPMG in 2002 where she worked until her disability leave began.
We were more than just co-workers - we were good friends for over 25 years! Along with other friends from Arthur Andersen, we maintained our friendship through the years and always celebrated our birthdays with lunches or dinners at our favorite restaurants.
She will be dearly missed, and I’m so saddened to learn of her passing.
I’d like to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to her family.

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