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  1. Ginger Robbins "Dungan"
    July 22, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    “Linda ” you are loved by many, you took my hand and guided me through some hard times, you will be miss by all that ever cross your path. Gone but never forgotten my friend. God bless each of you children. I love you all very much!
    Love Always,
    Ginger D.

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  2. Shirley & Gene Winfree
    July 22, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    I am so sorry for your lost. I knew Linda from the beauty shop for about 25 yrs. She was so nice and by looking on facebook she was loved by so many. It is hard to let them go but to know we will all see each other again does help some. I will say a pray for her and all of you.

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  3. Joy Johncox
    July 22, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    Linda did my hair for several years. As an RN in administrative work at both OMC and then AEL, my schedule was crazy and Linda always accomodated,,we had several late evening “get togethers” where we provided pizza or sandwiches for Linda in appreciation of doing hair curs etc so late in the day,,THe funniest story (you can ask Karen!) is when I told Linda I picked and cooked “Elderberry pies” and was just amazed at how amy of these grew on my farm in Douglas County…Come to find out,,they were Pokeberries!! Linda laughed so hard at me picking, cooking pies AND serving these pies to friends to family,,,She said she “wet her pants” laughing so hard,,,,I will miss knowing Linda is there…She was one of the hardest working – life loving and family loving people I have ever known.
    God Speed and peace Linda.

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  4. Brenda Bryan
    July 22, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    My sincerest sympathies to the entire family on your loss. I know for a fact that she has joined more family as her older sister Helen met her in Heaven as well. I pray that God grants you the comfort and peace that each of you need at this time of loss. With Love Brenda “Taylor” Bryan

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  5. Robbie Covert
    July 22, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

    Linda was a special person who touched the core of my heart. She did my hair for several years and every time was filled with laughter beyond control. Her love of family, friends and life itself will always be remembered. Her selfless service taught me so much. I will always be grateful for the crossing of our paths. God bless the family she leaves behind. May the void be filled with the memories of her laughter and the joy she shared with others.

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  6. Fara Cheever
    July 22, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Thinking of and praying for each of you in the days ahead. I also share in your grief at the loss of such a wonderful friend. She has mentored me, shared God’s love with me, cried with me, and also rejoiced with me over the good times. We have had some great laughs while she did my hair over the last 20 years. I can hardly imagine not seeing her smile and hearing her laugh on a regular basis. I love you sweet Linda and I’ll miss you!
    Fara Cheever

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  7. Linda Montgomery Ciallella
    July 22, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    It is so hard to explain how I feel at this time. The Cowgill family was always important to all of us. We grew up together in our small community. Linda and I played basketball together under coach Hill. She never changed. Was so in love with Russell and gave so much of her of her life to others in her teen age life.I will never forget her . Remember she taught you to love one another and that she is now home with your dad and god who always gave her the courage to go on . What a wonderful smile.In a while all the memories of the good times will come back and you will be able to smile .

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  8. Mary Lynn Gray
    July 22, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    God Bless and love going out to all the family. You were a great lady and enjoyed having the pleasure of know you and your family. Know the Angels were singing loud for such a good child of God’s.

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  9. Dimple Mitchell
    July 23, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with the family

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  10. Jerry & Linda Weatherford
    July 23, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    What a wonderful friend Linda was to our family for many, many years! Love and deepest sympathy to Melvin, Cheryl and family. Jerry & Linda Weatherford, Sherri, Scott, Shelley (and families)

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  11. Renee Whiteside
    July 23, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Linda’s family and all who loved her for the wonderful, giving person she was. She was my beauty operator for years and I work with her brother David at Arlee. She and I would swap funny stories about David while she cut my hair. She was always smiling the beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed by so many people’s lives that she touched. RIP my beautiful friend.

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  12. Laura and John Summer
    July 23, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    Linda was our hair stylist for almost 21 years, and in that time we came to know a wonderful person who loved her family and was so proud of her grandkids. On one of my first visits to Linda, back in 1992, it started to snow so hard it piled up nearly 4 inches by the time she finished cutting my hair. We both headed for home in that storm, and ever since that day she always blamed me when it snowed. It was a joke she and I shared for almost 21 years.

    Our thoughts are with Linda’s family during this sad time.

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  13. Kevin Northcutt
    July 23, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    My sincerest sympathies to the entire family. I wish I had had met and known her, because just knowing a couple of her family members I know she must have been such a wonderful person. Don’t be sadden by her death but rejoice with her birth.

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  14. Sharon Neathery
    July 23, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    My sympathy for the family of Linda, she was the sweetest lady. I loved her laugh, you couldn’t help but smile when you heard it. May God give you peace and comfort at this time knowing she is in her heavenly home.

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  15. Mike and Diana Pace
    July 23, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    Thoughts and prayers with the family of Linda. Our deepest sympathy. May God grant you with comfort and peace.

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  16. Dean&Melba Joice
    July 24, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. May god comfort and help you heal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

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  17. Mary Ann Lawrence
    July 24, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Melvin and Cheryl you were truely blessed with wonderful parents. They have always been
    friends to us. Linda was always such a special caring lady and friend. She blessed us in
    so many ways, especially my son Jayson. Please know we love and care deeply for you
    and will keep you in our prayers.

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  18. Robin Keating & Shirley Lambert
    July 24, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    Our prayers and sympathies to you Cheryl, our fellow nurse, Lee and Darlis, and all the family members for your loss of Linda. She had a beautiful spirit and so much God-given talent. She blessed everyone who knew her, and she leaves unconditional love and a giving heart as her legacy. Hugs, love, and prayers from your friends and family in Mountain Home and Baxter Regional Medical Center!

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  19. Amy Ingalsbe
    July 24, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    Our hearts break for you. Linda was such a neat lady and obviously touched many lives. What a wonderful blessing to know that she is in Heaven with loved ones, and you will see her again one day. Love, The Ingalsbe Family

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  20. Rebecca Bevckwith
    July 24, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    You have and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
    love to all of you,
    Larry and Becky Beckwith

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  21. Diane Reich Hammond Springs
    July 24, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    My dear sweet friend, Linda…I haven’t seen you in so many years, but I have no doubt if I were to see you today, it would be like we had been together last week. Unfortunately, that won’t happen, but we WILL be together again, My Friend. If there ever was a person on earth with Angel qualities, it was you!

    Melvin and Cheryl, your Mom is happy now, holding hands with Russell and waiting for you to join them when the time is right – and she will be there waiting with that wonderful smile of hers!

    May God wrap you in HIs arms during this difficult time!

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  22. Velna Everett
    July 24, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    I knew Linda in school and I always just loved her. She had the most beautiful smile and she was always smiling. I prayed for her in her time of need and I will continue to pray for her loved ones.

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  23. Woodrow & Pauline Hodges
    July 24, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

    We always knew Russell and Linda all their lives and loved them very much. We will be praying for the family.

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  24. Melissa Jett
    July 25, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    Linda was my hair stylist for over 20 years. She gave my daughter her first haircut and then six years later cut it again for Locks of Love. Even though we only saw her a few times each year, it was like we were family. She talked loving about her children and grandchilden over the years, so I felt like I “watched” them grow up and knew them even though I only met them a couple of times. I will miss her laugh and her sparkling personality. You will continue to be in my prayers. May God bless and comfort your family.

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  25. Julia Hopkins
    July 28, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    Linda was a very special lady and I am so sad about her leaving us but know that she and Russell are sooooo happy up in heaven now… may God’s blessed hope give your family comfort during this time.

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  26. Margaret Dennis
    August 1, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    I only found out this morning that Linda had passed away. I first met Linda in April of 1979. She greeted me as if she had known me all her life, and it was that way every time I saw her after that. There was never a time that I was in her shop that she was not on the phone at one time or another either with Russell or with Melvin or one of her grandkids.
    She would always have a funny story to tell or something about her family. I had called Linda in April of 2012 close to closing time for her to cut my hair, I was having to make a trip to Colorado because my sister was very ill, she not only saw me that day but called me while i was away, she was a very good friend a loving person to all that met her, I will so miss her, that funny laugh her smile, the stories about her working on the farm changing tires, She was a true friend in every way, I love you Linda and will miss you until we meet again, you and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. My dear sweet friend you will never be forgotton. May you rest in peace.

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