Linda Kaye Elkins entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Gritman Medical Center, after a long and courageous battle with alpha-1-antitrypsin lung disease.
Linda was born on January 27, 1953 to Frank and Polly Kreidel of Midland, TX, and grew up in San Diego, CA. While raising three children, Linda chose to pursue a career as a civil servant for San Diego County. She worked her way from the mail room of the Social Services department to Legal Support Supervisor for the District Attorney’s fraud division, retiring in 2004.
It was during her retirement years that Linda moved to Moscow, ID, to be closer to her mother, sister and brother. Linda was a loving mother and a doting grandmother. She cared deeply for all of her family’s wellbeing, giving of herself unselfishly. She also felt a strong connection for her spiritual family at Moscow’s Seventh-day Adventist Church. Linda went through several different phases in her life, which lead her to the love that filled her with hope, comfort and peace through faith in Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Mike Kreidel and Robert Kreidel; sister, Karen Lombardo; grandson, Devon Spruill, Jr.; and great-grandson, Lucas Waits.
Linda is survived by her children, Mike Paz, Ray Paz (Tracy), and Melissa Spruill (Devon); brother, Les Kreidel (Karen); brother-in-law, Gene Lombardo; sister-in-law, Van Duong; nephews, Jeff Mills, Wayne Mills and Felix Kreidel; nieces, Donna Mills and Alexandria Charest (Bruce); 12 grandchildren, Cheryl Paz, Kelsey Paz, Lora Paz, Katelyn Paz, Kyle Paz, Nikki Paz, Tony Lopez, Michael Paz, Lanaya Jackson, Miracle Spruill, Devon Spruill, and Darren Spruill; 2 great- grandchildren, JJ Dodge and Luna Waits; and many other extended family in California and Texas.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Moscow Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1015 W C. St, Moscow, ID 83843.
Donations can be submitted to:
AlphaNet, Inc., 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Moscow Ambulance Company c/o Moscow Volunteer Fire Department, 229 Pintail Ln, Moscow ID 83843
Palouse Hills Seventh-Day Adventist School, 3148 Tomer Rd, Moscow ID 83843
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