Longtime Jamestown resident Linda Sue Yaecker passed away on Aug 20, 2022, at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. She was 72.
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, alongside her loving parents and two older brothers, Linda attended Ohio State University, then transferred to The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in art in 1972. She worked in various areas of the art industry over the following years.
Linda Met her husband, Ken, in the winter of 1983, and they married that summer. From that moment on, she began fulfilling her lifelong dream and passion of becoming a mother, bearing three children over the next several years.
Linda loved nature in any and all forms, regularly went hiking and on nature-walks and captured it from every angle. She was a very spiritual person who read the Bible daily and always maintained a close relationship with God through prayer. An outstanding painter and photographer, Linda often recreated her own photography in painted works of art. She was and still is truly a one-of-a-kind woman who loved with no bounds, forgave freely and without hesitation, instinctually put others first and always had a big, beautiful, contagious smile ready to brighten your day. This woman was “The Most Amazing” wife, mother and friend; a beautiful and pure soul the world will intensely miss.
Linda is survived by her husband of 39 years, Ken Yaecker, of Jamestown; children Noel Yaecker, of Sunnyvale, Guy Yaecker and Rebecca Yaecker, both of Sonora; grandchildren Marley Hartzell-Brown, Leyara Yaecker and Jaxen Yaecker (on his way); her brother, David Steele Bernard, of Mashpee, Massachusetts; nephew David Michael Bernard, of Houston, Texas; and niece Kathryn Steele Burge, of Rockwell, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter Stephen Bernard and Grace Julia Bernard; and her eldest brother, William “Bill” Ralph Bernard.
A viewing will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, until a chapel service at 1 p.m. at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose Ave., in Sonora.