Linda Jewell (Miller) Bristow, 82, was called to Heaven on May 12, 2020, at home in Lacey, WA, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 22, 1938 in Monmouth, IL, the daughter of Lawrence A. and Edith Kyle Miller.
She married Terry H. Bristow on November 25, 1959, and was married 49 years until his passing in 2008. Linda and Terry had one son, Stephen (Barbara) and three daughters, Brenda (Michael) Hall, Ann (Sam) Allegro, and Susan (Kent) Hernandez.
Linda is survived by her brothers Tom (Sherry) Miller, Steve (Mary) Miller, and a sister-in law, Judy Miller, in addition to four children, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her oldest brother Larry and her husband, Terry.
She was raised and educated in Warren County and Monmouth, Illinois. She graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Library Science. She began her teaching career in 1958 in Monmouth and continued to teach for 32 years in Illinois, Arizona and Washington states (teaching Kindergarten, First Grade and then serving as an elementary librarian). She enjoyed golfing, weaving, reading and various crafts. Her greatest joy was her family.
The family would like to thank friends and family for their thoughts and prayers, as well as the Bonaventure staff for their exceptional and loving care of Linda over the past few months.
A private family service is planned. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements by Sumner Voiles Funeral Chapel, Sumner, WA.