Linda Lee Fudge (Lohnes), 75, of Keller, Texas, and formerly of Tooele, Utah, was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to the entire family. She passed away suddenly the night of Aug. 16, 2019, while visiting family in California. She had a peaceful transition to reunite with her sweetheart Roy and will be welcomed home to her Heavenly Father.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 25, 1944, to her parents, Roger Martin Lohnes and Marjorie Lucille Nelson, Linda was the oldest of three girls. She grew up in Tooele and has many friends, classmates and co-workers in the area. She was a graduate of Tooele High School, class of 1962.
Linda met and married her handsome husband, Roy Clifton Fudge, in 1965 and they enjoyed 53 years together until Roy passed last November. Roy and Linda were almost inseparable and were known to enjoy their time together out on movie dates, dinners with the family, and service in their church. On March 15, 1985, their family was sealed in the Jordan River Temple.
Linda enjoyed being happy. She was always one to make a joke or to try a silly voice to make someone smile. She did enjoy doing things to make people laugh, and she was never so happy as when one of her kids would change their mood because of her efforts. But to her family she was a bright light of positive energy and happiness, who would help whenever she was needed.
Linda loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was a proud and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints up to her passing. She happily served the Lord throughout her lifetime and had a strong testimony. She enjoyed serving with her husband as church service missionaries for 18 months in Texas. She also loved to learn about her family history. She was proud of both her Sioux Native American heritage (through her father) as well as her Latter-day Saint pioneer ancestry (through her mother).
Linda is survived by her five children, Roger Scott Fudge (Stephanie), Shelby Leigh Douglas (Daniel), Stacy Lynn Eggleston (Ryan), Kari Jo Bailey, and Kenneth Robert Fudge (Joey); two sisters, Margie Jo Tate (Earl), and Leslie Jill Lohnes; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Clifton Fudge; her parents, Roger and Lucille Lohnes; and her great-grandchild, Marcus Ortega.
A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Graveside service to follow.