Linda M. Dennis, 54, of Edgewood, NM, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 1998 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Linda was born April 16, 1944 in the Bronx in New York City to John and Nellie (Jackson) Daly. She met Raymond Lee Dennis in Las Cruces, NM and they were married on June 3, 1961. Prior to their move to Edgewood in 1994, they lived in Socorro, NM for 19 years. Linda helped with the family businesses, was involved in many church and civic activities, wrote an award-winning humor column,"Ya gotta be Kiddin", for the El Defensor Chiefain newspaper, and raised their four children. She was the proud Nana of eight grandchildren and a friend to many, many people. Along with her husband, Raymond Lee, survivors include one one, John Ray Dennis of Socorro and his children, Zachary and Zakilah; daughter, Debbie Torres, her husband, Tom and children, Jasmine and Jared of Edgewood; daughter, Sandy Fletcher, her husband, James (Chip) and their daughter, Katie and a son due in February of Monticello, GA; and daughter, Cindy Lam, her husband, Fred and children Ashli, Zane and Tayli of Socorro. She is also survived by her sister, Pat Balke of Sierra, AZ. A private, family service was held Thursday, December 31, 1998 at the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, NM with Christine Hackett officiating. Burial followed at the Stanley, NM Cemetery with Raymond Lee Dennis, John Ray Dennis, Tom Torres, Chip Fletcher, Fred Lam, Steve Williams and Jay Santillanes serving as pallbearers. A Memorial Service and fellowship will be held on Saturday, January 9, 1999 at 12:00 noon at the Edgewood Believers Fellowship on State Road 344, one mile north of Interstate 40 in Edgewood. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in Linda's memory to Gideons International, P.O. Box 50126, Albuquerque, NM 87181. Arrangements were entrusted to the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary of Moriarty, 832-6130.
Published on: Sun January 03, 1999