Linda Irene Uhrich, age 87, of Paul, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2010, at the Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley.
She was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Paul, Idaho, the daughter of George William and Elvira (Child) Munsee. Her father died when Linda was three-years-old, and her mother died when she was seven-years-old. These untimely deaths made Linda’s early life very challenging. She lived in various places staying with family, friends and even strangers. During this period of time, she received her education.
Linda married her sweetheart, Arthur Victor Uhrich on Feb. 10, 1941, in Burley. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. Together, they had one daughter, Gloria. They made their home in Paul, where she had resided all of her married life.
Linda was a wonderful homemaker. She learned many of those skills from Arthur’s mother who taught her how to can produce from the garden and cook outstanding German dishes. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and needlework. However, with her husband, they spent countless hours supporting their grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities.
Linda worked several years for Jay Maxwell at the Paul Drug. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having served as a nursery leader and as a visiting teacher. She was also a member of the Paul American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Arthur Uhrich of Paul; her daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Val Robins of Burley; her grandchildren, Bret (Kathy) Robins of Burley, Chalet (Brent) Funk of Hansen, Kami (Rich) Ralphs of Denver, Colorado, Joel (Lori) Robins of Burley, Misti (Jason) Kirkpatrick of Lehi, Utah, and Kristi (Fraser) Roy of Centerville, Utah; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law; three brothers; and five sisters.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Paul LDS Stake Center, 424 W. Ellis St., in Paul, with Bishop Layne R. Harper officiating. Burial will be in the Paul Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church.