Friday, April 29, 2011

A Goodbye to Linda

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the death of our volunteer and friend, Linda Griess.
Linda was well known at the puppy rescue and had been volunteering since June of last year. She attended intakes as our resident puppy washer and adoptions as a senior adoption counselor.  On occasion, Linda would bring her granddaughter Sydney to help at a few of our events and Sydney became well known too.  Linda was fun to be around, easy to approach and easy to trust. She became a fast friend to most of us. We enjoyed spending time with her while eating and gabbing after intakes and at our book-swaps.
Linda at the Volunteer/Foster Appreciation Dinner

I will remember Linda for her hearty laughter, her genuine smile and her sensitive hugs. I will remember the generosity and thoughtfulness that she showed to those around her. I will remember the love that she had for our puppies, for us and for her family.

Linda contracted Bacterial Meningitis earlier this week . She passed away last night at Parker Adventist Hospital surrounded by her family. I will let you know when her service arrangements have been decided.

Please review this website for more information about
bacterial meningitis.