Linda Hoines

     Linda Elaine (Elwood) Hoines, age 76, passed away on Wednesday May 13, 2020, in Nooksack.

  Linda was born in Bellingham on Sept. 3, 1943, to parents Russell and Helen (Sperry) Elwood. She graduated in 1961 from Lynden High School and then attended business school until her parents bought the Skyline Café at Nugents Corner. Linda began working for her parents and soon would meet her future husband, Carl, at the café. On April 2, 1966, Linda and Carl Hoines were married, and they spent 54 beautiful years by each other’s side.

  Linda loved family more than anything. In addition to raising her own kids, she was a foster parent for several years. She absolutely loved cooking, caring for her family, and spending quality time together. Later in life, she worked at the Lynden Tribune and Whatcom Cow Testers. She touched so many lives and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

  Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Russell Elwood; son Darrin Hoines; and daughter-in-law Cathy Hoines.

  She is survived by her husband, Carl Hoines; daughter Carla (Rodney) Dobbins; sister Joanne Bjorklund; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  Linda will be laid to rest at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery south of Everson.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or your favorite charity.

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