Linda A. Morong, 63
Linda Ann (Medeiros) Morong is preceded in death by her father David Medeiros Sr.
Survived by her husband James; children Angela Wheeler, Joshua Wheeler, and Thomas (Brittany) Wheeler; grandchildren Delilah, Sophia, and Whitney; mother Theresa Medeiros; siblings Marky Medeiros, David Jr (JoAnn) Medeiros, Sam (Elaine) Medeiros; brothers and sisters-in-law Lawrence "Larry" (Mary) Morong, Richard "Rich" Morong deceased, Stephen "Steve" (Bonnie) Morong, Thomas, "Tom" Morong, Kenneth "Ken" (Dori) Morong, and Ann Marie "Ann" Morong.
Linda was a joy to be around. She had a smile that lit up the room and a laugh that was so contagious one couldn’t help but join right in and continue laughing through tear-filled eyes. She always found humor in the most ordinary circumstances and drew people near.
Her deep love for family kept her going through several bouts of illness and adversity. She adored her husband; she smiled whenever he was around. She loved her children and would do anything to make them happy. Her grand girls were the apples of her eyes, and she loved each one with the love only a Nani knows. She never missed a chance to be together with family at Pops’, family events, or hosting gatherings to bring people together. She was the oldest, the organizer, the fixer, the helper, the get-it-done and often the peacemaker.
She loved God and frequently asked for His help in her healing. Linda told us that her illnesses brought her closer to God. She believed in Him, his love, the power of prayer, his forgiveness, and his angels that she would tell us were nearby.
She loved shopping, especially buying gifts for others. She would give the most thoughtful gifts and would have them months in advance of when she needed them. No doubt, she’s already wrapped and hidden some away for Christmas. She loved spending time at racetracks with Jim, at beaches, rivers, and lakes (especially Beaver Lake), on boats, and on mountains hiking. She LOVED her RV and spent many happy days with her family in her home away from home.
Linda was a strong warrior. Both her spirit and her determination kept her going through decades of difficult diagnoses and trials. Her unbridled courage in the face of uncertainty was unmatched. She faced life with courage and is an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She fought as long as she could. We love her for that. We will miss her presence here on earth, her gentle, fun-filled soul, and her laugh.
She would often recite Ephesians 6:10-20...To put on the full armor of God and guard ourselves against evil. She was armed and ready to go.