In Memoriam: Linda Darlene (Huddleston) Stokem (April 19, 1941 – July 15, 2021)

July 2021 Posted in Uncategorized

Born on April 19, 1941, to Edgar and Nellie Huddleston in Silverton, Linda Darlene Stokem died at Salem Hospital on July 15, 2021. 

A graduate of Silverton High School, her first marriage was to Telvin (Bart) Hanson. They had two children: Susan Simmons (Jeff) and Alan (Lisa), and four granddaughters: Madison, Abigail, Ellie and Katie. 

Linda is also survived by her brother, David (Terisa), and sister Debra Huddleston. Her brother, Larry, pre-deceased her. Linda lived in Salem with her current husband, Ron Stokem. 

Linda was known for her upbeat and positive attitude, and her crocheting. She enjoyed finding fun restaurants, going for rides to the beach and on country roads, and planning her school reunions. 

Silverton Hospital received hundreds of baby sweaters, hats and blankets made by Linda. She also made hats for chemo patients.

Linda was a great organizer, and held positions at State Farm, Eugene Field School as secretary, and as a dental billing specialist at First Pacific. 

A memorial service as held at First Presbyterian Church in Woodburn on July 31. 

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