Linda May Dymond was born September 12, 1941, in Odessa, Washington to Richard and Anna (Hemmerling) Kuch. She passed away June 18, 2017, in Spokane. Linda grew up as a farmer’s daughter with her two brothers, Melvin and Paul Kuch. Linda graduated from Odessa High School and went on to get her Associate of Arts from Northwest Bible College and Bachelor of Arts from Northwest Nazarene College. She then attended Azusa College, where she was 5 credits short of her Masters. She taught 2nd grade before getting married. Her husband, Richard, was in the Navy and they lived in many places before settling in Lamona, Washington, after he retired. Linda worked at Odessa Memorial Hospital in the kitchen as an aide and cook for 16 years. It was a job that was hard on her, physically, due to her rheumatoid arthritis, but she rarely complained. A few years after retiring, Linda and Richard moved to Spokane. Linda loved babysitting her grandchildren and they adored her.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandma, and always a teacher at heart. She taught Sunday school for many years and was always looking for opportunities to educate children. She shared her husband’s love of museums, taking her children to any she and Richard stumbled upon in their travels. Linda was always active in the church, attending an Assembly of God church wherever she and Richard were stationed. Linda was a piano and accordion player before the arthritis made those hobbies impossible, so her hobbies centered on the people in her life. There was always another family or two that she took a special interest in, being sure to celebrate birthdays, special occasions and just spend time with them. She loved to give gifts, especially to children. Linda wanted to lend a helping hand whenever she could, like teaching her good friends and neighbors, the Hutterite women of Lamona, to drive--even if it was forbidden. Linda loved to stay in contact with her favorite people and often wrote letters or sent emails to stay in touch. Linda had beautiful penmanship and could fill a postcard with tiny, perfect script, even after the arthritis ravaged her hands.
Less than two years ago, Linda was diagnosed with dementia with Lewey bodies. She rapidly declined, losing the ability to read or write and hallucinating almost constantly. Almost one year ago, she moved into Lena’s Gentle Care, an adult family home. Linda’s family would like to thank them for taking such good care of her.
Linda is survived by her husband of 47 years, Richard Dymond; her daughter, Lynann (Rob) Taylor of Spokane; her son Robert (Sally) Dymond of Redcliffe, Australia; and her four grandchildren, Alexandra, Mason, Lauren, and Hayden, who were each the apple of her eye.
Linda will be missed greatly by her family and friends for her generous spirit and her love of life.
A memorial was held at Mountain View Assembly of God , 633 E Magnesium Rd in Spokane, Washington, on July 5th at 11 am.