Linda Ann (Borner) Owen, 69, passed away on Saturday, February 16th, 2019, surrounded by family after a brave fight with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
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Linda was born on June 14th, 1949. She enjoyed many years at Huntley Project School, where she made several friends and enjoyed participating in 4H. During her senior year of high school, her family moved to Billings, where she graduated from Billings West High. After graduation, she attended Eastern Montana College, earning a degree in Elementary Education in 1976.
That same year, she married Leonard James Owen. They were married for 31 years, until his death in 2008.
Linda is remembered as being a kind and patient woman with a servant’s heart. Her faith was very important to her, and she was involved in many different areas of both Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church LCMS and Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS.
Linda loved working with children, and she spent many years working in day care, among other jobs. She loved trying new recipes and sharing them with everyone. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing card and board games at every family gathering. She also loved crafting, crocheting, sewing, and reading anything and everything. She was excellent at multi-tasking, and she could often be found reading while watching television in the evening. Together, she and Leonard enjoyed camping, traveling, and gardening.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband Leonard, her son James, her father Bill Borner, her mother Lydia Borner, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ivan and Gracia Christopherson, her stepdaughter Carma Moore, as well as many other family members.
She is survived by her daughter Alecia (Chad) Kintz of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is also survived by her sister Donna Reintsma; nieces Christina (Toby) Meissner, Lesa Muckley, and Gracia (Tony) Hancock; nephew Doug (Sherrie) Reintsma; stepdaughters Jeri (Carl) Shuler, Lee (Ken) Nestor; and many other family members.
Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Billings on Friday, February 22 at 2 p.m. There will be a viewing Thursday, February 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Smith Downtown Funeral Chapel. Please send any memorials to the ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter, or the Day Break Adult Services program at Active Generations of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.