Linda Marie Carpenter 1956-2019
Linda Marie Carpenter, a 39 year resident of Colville, WA passed away on August 14 in Colville at the age of 63 following a long battle with breast cancer. Linda was born on Feb. 5, 1956 in Spokane, WA the daughter of Vern Waldo and Donamae (Westensee) Johnson.
Linda was raised in Spokane where she attended school and graduated in 1974 from Lewis and Clark High School. She then attended school at Washington State University for 2 years before returning to Spokane. Upon her return, Linda worked for the Star Shopper, publication owned by longtime family friends, the Carpenters. Linda had shared summer vacations growing up with the Carpenter kids. Upon her return from college, an interest began with Eric Carpenter. On June 9, 1979, she and Eric exchanged vows. They resided in Spokane for a brief time before purchasing the radio station in Colville in Dec. of 1980. Linda and Eric moved to Colville where she spent many hours helping to run the Colville radio stations. As their family grew, her time in the station became significantly less as she focused her attention on her three children. Eventually, Linda became a fulltime homemaker, which was a decision she treasured. Over the past 7 years, she and Eric traveled extensively to Las Vegas, New Orleans, Biloxi, the East Coast of the USA and internationally as they earned a second income from Black Jack and Video Poker. This second business venture provided multiple national and international cruises, flights, casino stays as compensation from the casinos. More