Linda Anne (Lockman) Doney, one of nine children, was born to Grace (Malik) and Ray Lockman July 12th, 1946 in Wheatland, Wyoming. She graduated Wheatland High School in 1964. On February 28th, 1965, she married Dennis Paul Doney. They moved to Laramie where Patti was born, and then Lander where Donna, Richard, and Denny were born before moving to Gardiner, Montana in 1971.
Besides raising four kids, Linda worked many different jobs during their time in Gardiner. She was a hard worker and enjoyed being busy. When she and Dennis retired, they moved to Belton, TX to be near son, Richard, and to get out of the cold, mountain air. There they enjoyed gardening together in the long growing season, reaping harvests of things they couldn’t grow in Montana, like watermelons, peppers, and peaches.
Linda faced many struggles in her life, but always persevered. Her stubbornness was both an asset and a liability at times. In her later years, health issues seemed to plague her with one thing after another. She fought with everything she had, which, in the end, was no longer enough. She passed peacefully with her husband at her side and her children all present on July 6, 2018.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Dianna and Nancy. She is survived by her husband, Dennis; her children, Patti (Mike) Stallings of Alpine, TX, Donna Meier of Corona, CA, Richard (Emily) Doney of Belton, TX, and Dennis (Dana) Doney of Belgrade, MT; eight grandchildren: Rozie (Ronnie) Gillett, Rachel and Darren Meier, Joseph Doney, James (Sydney) Warwood, Ian Hoover, and Zachary and Grace Doney; three great-grandchildren: Tristan, Rylan, and Teagan Gillett; sister Patricia Stugart of Fort Collins, CO, and brothers James (Sandra) Lockman, Terry (Debbie) Lockman, Bob (Joyce) Lockman (all of Wheatland), Larry (Bobbie) Lockman of Spokane Valley, WA, and Jack Lockman of Lochbuie, CO.
Linda would probably prefer this notice be written longhand since she was sure computers and technology were the bane of human existence and would one day bring the downfall of humankind when it failed and no one knew how to do anything without it anymore. She will no doubt be having the last laugh if/when it does happen. She will be missed.
At her request, no funeral service will be held. Memorials can be made to The American Cancer Society.