A wife, a mother, a grandma too, this is the legacy we have from you. You taught us love and how to fight, you gave us strength, you gave us might. A stronger person would be hard to find, and in your heart you were always kind. You fought for us all in one way or another not just as a wife, not just as a mother. For all of us you gave your best and now the time has come for you to rest. So go in peace, you've earned your sleep, your love in our hearts we’ll eternally keep. -(Unknown)
Daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother — a woman who loved well and was well-loved; Linda F. Henderson peacefully passed away in her home Friday November 3, 2023 surrounded by her loved ones. Linda was born to LaVern and Lois Shortt May 31, 1952 in Cody, Wyoming, she is one of 4 daughters including Lori Shortt, Lola Rygwalski and Lannette Samsel. As children they moved to many of the surrounding towns. Linda started her school career in Powell, Wyoming, where she later met her first husband and father to their 4 children. Shortly after high school they were married. When Lonnie joined the service they moved to Germany where Linda served as a nurse. Linda and Lonnie were gifted with a set of twins only unfortunately one had survived. Together Linda, Lonnie and Stuart moved back to Powell Wyoming where soon after Stacy and Stephaine were born. As time went on Linda later divorced Lonnie and remarried Gary, then having daughter Amy. Linda eventually divorced Gary and moved to Casper Wyoming where she resided until her last day.
Linda had so much love to give, she had many loves in her lifetime. Including her partner Larry who she met in her Sage and Sand days. Together they enjoyed many things in life like hunting and fishing up until Larry’s last days. She soon met the last love of her life Jerry. Together they followed their passions, enjoying each simple day together. Jerry never left her side, right up to the final moment. Linda was blessed with many grand and great grandchildren over the years. She would like to refer to herself as “The Boss.”. She was a very loving, strong and independent woman, always working so hard. Linda cared deeply for those around her, she was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. She owned many businesses including, The Sage and Sand Motel and the Lazy 8 Saloon. Not a holiday would pass without her opening her doors for those to join in on a welcoming hot meal or when they had nowhere else to go. As her grandchildren grow their memories with Linda are those that they will cherish and pass on to their own children. Linda wasn’t one that wanted others to fuss over her. So, with that being said her one request was that her ashes be spread with her dear Larry. The family will hold a celebration of life next spring.