Lynda Albrecht, 75, of Moscow, Idaho, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2023. She was born on April 19, 1947, to Robert and Ruth Evans.
Lynda grew up in Sarasota, a graduate of Riverside High School. She met the love of her life, Linden, in 1962 and they were married in 1967. Chasing their dreams, they moved to Michigan and ran a dairy farm, where Lynda was hand-milking 15 cows twice daily. Lynda had a passion for gardening and taking care of the planet. Lynda helped Linden with his job as a manager of Homestead Mills, in Cook, MN a feed mill that still exists today, with the logo that Lynda created for it.
In 1986, Lin and Lynda moved to the Pacific Northwest. Lynda followed her passion for teaching, by completing her Bachelor of Education from the University of Idaho. Lynda got her dream job as a teacher at a small rural school, Canyon Elementary School, in Cataldo, Idaho. There she taught combination 2/3 and 4/5 grades and was able to shape the lives of her students through her passion for teaching the next generations. During the summers of her teaching career, Lynda ran summer camps at her home teaching interested students about science and nature which enriched many young minds.
After her retirement, Lynda moved to Moscow, Idaho. Lynda loved her community, especially visiting the Palouse Environmental Center and UI Arboretum. Lynda enjoyed traveling and fell in love with Hana, Hawaii on the Island of Maui. She loved the ocean, culture, and beauty of the island.
Lynda was a fighter, the strongest woman that ever existed. She loved music and art and was a true hippie at heart. Her rainbow hair and tie-dyed clothes shone as bright as she did. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Linden E. Albrecht Jr, of 35 years, and is now finally reunited with him. She is survived by her 2 sons and their spouses, Jason (Stacy) Albrecht of Moscow, Idaho, and Jeff Albrecht (Rebekah) of Skagway, Alaska, and her 3 daughters and their spouses, Wendi Lubinus (Stan) of Montesano, WA, Becky Hollingsworth (Joe) of Post Falls, Idaho, and Jen Garst (Charlie) of Rowlett, TX. She has 5 beautiful grandchildren, Alex, Nik, Samantha, Alayna, and Ashley.
Per Lynda’s request, there will be a small family gathering and no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Humane Society near you.