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Linda Lee Love

October 27, 1937 — June 4, 2014

Linda Lee Love was born in Mayville, North Dakota on October 27, 1937 to Lewy Lee and Dorothy Kinsey Lee. She passed away June 4, 2014 in Lexington, South Carolina. Linda lived in Mayville until the age of 18 when her father passed away. At that time, she, her mother, and sister, Sara Tajer (Leonard) relocated to Dearborn, Michigan. Linda received her undergraduate degree from Bemidji State University in 1959. She later earned her Master Degree in Education from Wayne State University while working full-time. Linda worked as an educator for nearly forty years with the Taylor Public Schools in Taylor, Michigan. It was during that time that she married and had one child, a daughter, Amy Elizabeth (Love) Dillon. At the time of her retirement in 1999, she had been serving as a high school guidance counselor. She was dedicated to helping each and every student reach their full potential. Consequently, many of her students remained in contact with her long after they graduated and went on to begin their adult lives. It was not unusual to be out with her at the mall or a restaurant and have former students run up to her to give her a hug and thank her for her help while recounting how she touched their lives. Linda loved the outdoors. She was an avid camper in previous years and always enjoyed spending time at the lake with her sister and extended family in Michigan. Linda relocated to Columbia, South Carolina from Taylor, Michigan in 2003 to be closer to her daughter, Amy, son-in-law, Glenn Dillon and her grandchildren, Glenn, Jr., Devin, and Erin. To her daughter, she was everything. She was her best friend, confidant and champion, a never-ending source of strength and encouragement, and the greatest example of unselfish and abundant love. She was generous beyond words, beautiful, kind, intelligent, wise, and loved more than she could ever know. She taught her daughter to be confident, independent, and strong because she provided a loving home where it was okay to make mistakes as long as you learned from them. To her grandchildren, she was fun, loving, kind, understanding, and full of all-encompassing hugs that could always turn a frown into a smile. They were the light of her life and she was theirs. There are no words to express how deeply she will be missed by so many people whose lives were blessed to have been touched by her. Visitation: Will be 9 - 11 AM on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the United Church of Christ in Mayville, ND. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the United Church of Christ in Mayville, ND. Burial: Will be at the Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, ND.
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