Linda Loy DeChaineau
February 26, 1947 – May 14, 2020
Born February 26, 1947 in Yakima, WA. She was the oldest of two children, born to Virginia (Rusch) and Reinhold "R.J." Seitz. Her parents and teachers provided her with a wonderful and secure childhood where she knew she was always loved, valued and supported. She graduated from Eisenhower High School and attended the University of Washington where she was affiliated with Alpha Delta Pi sorority. On February 14, 1980 she married Jim DeChaineau. Linda worked for Pacific Northwest Bell / US West for 27 years, retiring as Manager of Market Research. After retirement, she helped her husband buy and manage houses for rental property income. Linda and Jim divided their time between their home in Seattle and a home in Palm Springs, CA. She enjoyed travel, golf, entertaining and volunteering at Seattle Children's Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her sister, Marsha Chamberlain of Corvallis, OR, a cousin Loy Rusch of Portland, OR, three (step) children; Robert and (Sandi) DeChaineau, Denise DeChaineau and (Michael Perry) and Cheryl and (Jeff) Barton and two (step) grandchildren Lindsey and Michelle Perry. She will be laid to rest next to Jim. Entombment will be at Acacia in Seattle, WA. At her request, there will be no memorial services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She will be remembered as a successful business woman, a loving grandmother, wife and step mother.