Linda Lee Anderson
1949 – 2020
Linda Anderson, the daughter of Robert M. and Helen E. (Ryan) Anderson, was born May 15, 1949 at Jefferson, Iowa and departed this life following a lengthy illness on November 29, 2020 at the Brio of Johnston Senior Living & Care Center in Johnston, Iowa. Linda lived her life to the age of 71 years, 6 months and 14 days.
Linda’s parents lived in Des Moines and Linda attended Saydel High School in Des Moines. In the early 1970’s, she moved to Churdan. On May 28, 1977, Linda Anderson was united in marriage to Larry Adams at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Churdan. They made their home in the Churdan area and raised three children together, Shawn, Shane and Shannon. Linda and Larry were later separated.
Linda moved to Granger, Iowa where she and her best friend and partner of 22 years, Sid Hoyle, purchased a horse ranch together. She always had a passion for horses, family and holidays. She showed, raised and owned horses her entire life. She won awards on the state and national levels with some very outstanding Quarter horses that she raised and owned. She loved getting families started in the horse business and was a firm believer in the responsibility and maturity that it brought to their children. She was given the Adult Sportsmanship Award from the Iowa Quarter Horse Association for her generosity towards families and children in the horse industry. She dedicated several hours a day to teaching adults and children to care for and ride horses.
Linda was known to every child she ever met as grandma Linda. She also loved her own family very much and enjoyed everything in which her children and grandchildren participated. She supported horse shows, go karts, motorcycles, basketball, remote control cars, wrestling and school plays. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t be our biggest fan. She loved her family so mush and that is what I think gave her, her loved of holidays. They were her favorite times of the year and she always had the most beautifully decorated tree I’ve ever see. (Notes from Shannon)
Linda is survived by Sid, her three children; Shane Adams and his wife, Gwen, of Plymouth, Wisconsin, Shawn Adams and his wife, Leslie, of Terril, Iowa and Shannon Vroegh and her finance, Brent Walker, of Grimes, Iowa five grandchildren; Mallory Vroegh, Brandon Adams and his wife, Alana, Elya Adams, Nolan Adams and Mason Adams, great-grandchild, Cadence Adams and a brother, Ed Anderson and his wife, Dena, of Churdan. Those who preceded her in death were her parents and a brother, Bob Anderson.
Mass of the Christian burial was held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger, Iowa with Rev. Dominic Assim officiating and Dennis Wright serving as Deacon. The organist was Kathy Wade and cantor was Larry Evans. Burial was made at the Highland Township Cemetery in Churdan, Iowa.
Casket bearers were Chris Anderson, Dylan Weidner, Josh Hoyle, Jake Hoyle, Kai Decklever and Brandon Adams.