Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 15, 2020
Linda Lee Moyer

Obit Linda Lee MoyerLinda Lee Moyer, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home in Tooele, Utah, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in the care of her devoted husband Brock, after battling Alzheimer’s for several years. Linda was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Niles, Michigan, to Estelle Leona Beaty and Roy Delbert Moyer. In 1946  they moved to Santa Ana, California, where she spent most of her childhood. 

She attended Occidental College, majoring in chemical engineering, later transferring to UCLA to study art. It was during this time she met and married Genco Yasar Gunsay. Together they had one son, Metin Ata Gunsay. After  spending a few years in Turkey, they returned to the United States, but ultimately divorced. Linda continued pursuing her degree and it was during this time she met the full-time missionaries and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed her profession, teaching art in Marina and Edison High Schools in Huntington Beach, California. 

She married Harold Stevens in Sept. of 1970. Harold had four children from a previous marriage: Brad, Kristen, Joseph Todd, and James Casey Stevens. They were later divorced. In 1977 Linda received her master of arts degree from California State University at Long Beach and then a master of fine arts in 1980.  

She was a brilliant and masterful artist receiving many awards and medals including the gold medal from the American Watercolor Society. Her artwork is displayed in many museums and galleries as well as private and corporate collections, most notably Home Savings of America (24 paintings), La Jolla National Bank (6 paintings), and the Springville Museum of Art. She was a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and was a past president and life member of Watercolor West. She has taught many workshops and juried art shows throughout the country. She wrote and published Light up your Watercolors Layer by Layer. 

In addition to art, Linda also loved to square dance, and it was while doing this activity she met and fell in love with her eternal companion and sweetheart Brock D. Williams. They were sealed Dec. 3, 1994, in the Los Angeles Temple. They eventually moved to Draper, Utah, and ultimately settled in Tooele, Utah. She continued to lecture, and jury art shows nationally until she retired in 2009. She was active in the LDS Church serving in various callings. 

Brock lovingly cared for Linda throughout their marriage, especially during the last few years as she struggled with the many complications from the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Linda also loved her loyal canine companions Bandit, Daisy, Aslan, Snowball, Princess, and Hubble. Hubble became a loyal and devoted companion for her until the very end. 

She is survived by her husband Brock of Tooele; her son Metin (Misty) Gunsay of Bluffdale, Utah; nine grandchildren Brieanna, Asher, Seth, Noelle, Rachael, Isaac,  Rebekah, Ian, Aaron; one great-grandchild Lennox; and her brother Roy David Moyer of Tampa, Florida.

We would like to thank Rocky Mountain Hospice, and Home Instead Senior Care for their loving care of Linda during her final days.  

Please join us as we celebrate her life with a viewing Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, from 12 to 1:15 .pm., at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, after which a graveside memorial service and interment will be held at the Tooele Cemetery, 361 S. 100 East Tooele, Utah, at 1:30 p.m. For more information call Tate Mortuary at 435 882-0676. In lieu of flowers consider making a donation in Linda’s name to The Alzheimer’s Association.

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