Linda Webber Green was born June 11, 1958, in Singapore, Malaysia, to parents Calvin Palmer and Barbara Rue. Upon the death of her mother at a very young age, and her father suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Linda and her brother Clayton went to the Clinton, IA, area to live with her father’s sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Clarence Webber. They had no children of their own and later legally adopted Linda and Clayton.
Linda attended Culver Academy in Culver, Indiana, graduating in 1976. She later attended the University of Iowa to study to become a Medical Laboratory Technician.
It was in Iowa City that she met Robert Green and they later married on December 29, 1981. Born to this marriage, two sons, Ian Robert Green and Alex Duncan Green.
They made their home in Stuart, FL. Linda continued her education earning further accreditations in her chosen field and worked at the Stuart Memorial Hospital. She taught classes at the Fort Pierce Community College in pathology. Besides her work, she loved the ocean, swimming, and the warm weather. Upon their return to the Sac City area, Linda worked in the lab at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City.
After the birth of their first son, Ian, Linda made the decision to become a stay at home mom. She made a living running her father’s farm corporation while spending the majority of her time raising two rowdy children. Alex was born on Christmas Eve the following year adding to the joyous whirlwind of motherhood. She thoroughly enjoyed watching them grow and accomplish things, and attended their many academic and sports activities. She was indeed very proud of them both. She dearly loved her cats, dogs, gardening, music, reading, and expressing her great sense of humor.
Tragically, her husband Bob’s passing on September 7, 1999, laid the great burden of raising children solely on Linda’s shoulders. She took on this great responsibility with tremendous grace and selflessness. Her determination and spirit through times of adversity like her husband’s passing is what truly made her such a remarkable person. She was a treasure to all who knew and cherished her. Her desire to put a smile on other’s faces was a trait in which she will always be remembered.
After spending some time in the Clinton area, Linda moved her family back to Sac City to be near family. She later developed a strong companionship with Jim Lee. Jim was a great role model for the kids and she strongly appreciated their relationship.
Linda peacefully passed away at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, IA, with her family by her side, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
She was preceded in death by biological and adoptive parents, husband, and mother-in-Law, Grace Green.
Linda is survived by her sons, Ian Green of Clive, IA, Alex Green of Cedar Falls, IA, special friend Jim Lee of Sac City, IA, brother Clayton Webber of Clinton, IA , sister-in-law Barbara (Randy) Steinkamp of Sac City, IA, brother-in-law Mike (Jeani) Green of Sac City, IA, and many other relatives and friends. We will miss a beloved, extraordinary, one of a kind mother and friend.