Linda M. Brodie
We lost our loving and dedicated wife, mother, sister, and daughter, Linda Mae Brodie September 28, 2014. She passed into heaven peacefully at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center with her loving husband, daughter, and son at her side.
She is survived by her husband, William (Bill) Brodie; her daughter, Michele Brodie; and her son, Scott Brodie (Kyleen). She is also survived by her beloved mother, Edna Kemp; two brothers, Roger and Randy; and two sisters, Marilee and Cindy.
She was born May 6, 1946 in Coquille, Ore. to Leland and Edna Marshall at Belle Knife (her husband's grandmother's) Hospital. Bill was born there one year earlier. Linda was the oldest of five children and one of her favorite delights growing up was picking flowers.
She graduated from Coquille High School where she was a Red Devil cheerleader. She later attended Southwestern Oregon Community College and Oregon State University before graduating from the University of Oregon Dental School where she obtained her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1968. It was there that she met her beloved husband of 43 years. Bill and Linda were married March 7, 1971 at the Coquille Methodist Church.
Linda joined Bill at Ft. Bragg, N.C. where he was a general dentist in the U.S. Army. Later they moved to Philadelphia, Pa. for two years and enjoyed many trips along the East Coast. Their favorite place remained Oregon and they returned to their home state and opened the Brodie dental practice together in Jacksonville in 1974. Their son Scott joined the practice in 2005.
Linda's passions were cooking, flower arranging and the local farmers market. She also loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking around the Jacksonville Woodlands and the Oregon coast. Linda loved to travel and she enjoyed several trips throughout the world with her husband and family. A favorite destination was Kauai.
Her greatest strength was caring for her family and friends. She was known for her generosity and kindness of heart. Linda was most proud of being a mother. She was always praying for her family and was a member of the Applegate Christian Fellowship for over 30 years. One of her greatest achievements was coordinating many dental missions to Mexico where she also served as a dental hygienist alongside her family for over 20 years. She was enriched by this experience and admired by the rest of the team.
Linda will be deeply missed. Everyone who met her was touched by her richness of character, beautiful spirit and selflessness.
Goodbye Sweetheart, we love you dearly and our wonderful memories of you will live on in our hearts forever.
The memorial service will be held for family and friends at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Applegate Christian Fellowship with Pastor Phil Evans officiating. Donations in memory of Linda may be made to Jacksonville Woodlands Association, PO Box 1210, Jacksonville, OR 97530 or to Applegate Christian Fellowship Missions, PO Box 1090, Jacksonville, OR 97530.