Linda Shankland was born Linda Lou Meanor November 1, 1943 in Seattle, WA to Evelyn & William Meanor. She was the first of three children, followed by Diane and William, Jr (Billy).
She and met Richard Shankland when she was 16 and Richard was 18, they fell irrevocably in love. They were married August 26, 1960.
Their first child, Sharon Ann Shankland, was born February 28, 1963. Two weeks prior, Richard joined the Seattle Fire Department. The following year, Karl Warren Shankland was born on April 15, 1964.
Linda was a rugged outdoors woman and love to camp, fish, and ride dirt bikes. She rode motorcycles in rallies in the mud, but she was also a refined lady with impeccable manners and tall, blonde, Amazon beauty.
She loved to sail on Lake Washington and to entertain, as she was a fantastic cook and loved to throw a dinner party.
In 1988, they settled on Minter Lagoon in Gig Harbor on the two and a half wooded acres they enjoyed for almost 30 years. She took pride in her work in accounts payable to Peninsula Light Company.
Linda was a talented artist in many mediums. Her pride was her beautiful flower garden. than anything, Linda transformed a house into a home, and home was wherever Linda was.
Richard & Linda renewed their wedding vows in 1995 at 35 years of marriage. They were devoted to each other for 57 years.
Linda was raised Baptist, but drifted from her faith until later in life, when she renewed her faith in Jesus Christ. She was given much peace by her faith and her belief that her eternal place was in Heaven with her heavenly father.
Linda is survived by her husband, Richard; her daughter, Sharon and her wife, Dianna; her son, Karl, and his wife, Angela. Her grandchildren, Katherine, Kyle, Marina, and Wyatt; and her sister Diane.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seattle’s Bravest Charity (www.seattlesbravestcharity.com), a charity Mom supported. Flowers are not requested, but if you would like to order them, we would recommend Sunnycrest Nursery in Key Center (www.sunnycrestnursery.com). Mom loved to shop there. Thank you.