Linda Leona LeGaye died peacefully in her sleep at Lakeridge Elderly Care Center Assisted living on November 12th 2020 at 1925 (7:25pm). She is preceded in death by her father Grant V. Gay mother Sarah (Leona) Reynold's Gay. Linda is survived by her sister LeAnn Lampson Borzi that lives in Texas and her daughter Jennifer Walker Lawler her Son-in-law Jason Dean Lawler and also her son Johnnie (John) Wesley Walker and two grandchildren Kaden John Walker Lawler (Redd) and Kiara Le Lawler. Linda was born on April 19th 1947 In SLC Utah. Linda's Paternal French Royal ancestors , sir name LeGayeLussac was changed to Gaye her middle name Leona's was taken from her middle name as well as the Le In LeGayeLussac. She graduated from LDS seminary and Skyline High School in 1965. While there she took self help certification class, participated in Choir. Was Skyline's Miss Smile. Runner up to Utah miss smile from the Utah Dental Association. She won 2 national forum awards for photographic modeling which were displayed nationally and displayed in the empire room in the hotel utah. She graduated from LDS business collage with a degree in fashion merchandising. Later became a custom window dresser and some of the window dressings we're she later worked at Wolf sporting goods stores. Then to junior buyer and later from highest quota salesperson to ladies sportswear department manager in Orem, Utah. She designed her flower girl dresses' soft cloth dolls, including an original clown doll called Charlie Pom-pom. While in collage she had been active in choir, active Rush president and Vice-president of Kappa Ki Chapter of Lambda Delta Sigma Sorority and working part time. Other schooling included classes at The University of Utah in marketing advertising and also 66 hrs.in basic real estate at Utah Tech. She was runner-up in Miss Beauty World for Miss Utah. which was televised and also runner-up for Miss U.S.A. Universe for Utah. She won a modeling scholarship to Paris-all modeling school, was a Dior runway model and Graduated with certificate from Miss Bridget Berry, consultant to Miss Joan Crawford. She was an extemporaneous Model on a Farmer's Insurance calendar taken in Hawaii. A Demo an Expert Food and product Demonstrator marketing sales trainer and trained her daughter to do the same business with her by starting to do food sampling in many multiple grocery store chains. Worked for Pacific Bay Baking and professional announcer, Linda had a near Masters Degree equivalent owning Celebration Expert Demos and Celebration Gifts and Gallery Collectables .As part of BYU education week and continuing education, she has been known to interduce well-known speakers there. She loves family Genealogy and it's importance was a member of the Utah Daughters of Pioneer's and has royal lineage as well. She enjoys shopping arts, poetry writing music movies fishing and nature photography. Was also a past program director of the famous McCurdy Doll Club-museum. She now belongs to Dollie Partners doll club is a club historian and devotes time jointly with other members for Sub for Santa for the Ronald McDonald House and the Utah State Festival of Trees. Volunteering time and soft cloth dolls, toys and related items for children in need of hospitalization at Primary Children's Medical center. She was divinely healed from having an operation as a small child and has close relationship with her heavenly father and his son Jesus Christ. Has been uplifted, healed and protected many times and has been a Sunday School teacher, ward librarian and a visiting teacher. She has been to all the western states Canada Mexico, and Hawaii she has been on a Caribbean Cruise on the Norway. Linda married Ned W Walker where she has her two children they married 20 July 1974 and was later divorced. She had a second marriage to Gerald Dean Mckamey (1925 - 2006) aka (Jerry McKamey which was short lived but the family really cherishes that Parrott that you bought us. She loved animals and has owned many dogs and cats. She worked doing In store demos and doing boutiques until having a diabetic stroke which caused her to lose the loss of her left eye 7 yrs prior to her death. Her funeral will take place this Wednesday at the Walker Sanderson Mortuary directions 646 East 800 North # 4241 Orem Utah 84097 you can send flowers there if you wish. If not flowers please donate to any Diabetes and or Dementia foundation. Thank you all the Condolences so far we appreciate it. The Lawler's and The Walkers

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Walker Sanderson Mortuary FUNERAL HOME 646 E 800 N #4241, Orem, UT 84097
FUNERAL HOME 646 E 800 N #4241, Orem, UT 84097
Orem, UT 84606

Family

  • Survived By
  • Johnnie Walker, son
  • Jennifer Le Walker Lawler, Daughter

Life Story Info

Author

Daughter Jennifer

Post Date

Nov 14, 2020

Contribute

“In lieu of flowers...”

Any Dementia or Diabetes foundation

Personal Info

Born

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Cause of Death

Alzheimer's Disease

Age

73

Gender

Female

Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint

Occupation

Design & Creative

Politics

Republican Party

Worked For

  • Celebration Expert Demonstrator and Boutiques

Education

  • Master's
    LDS Business Collage
  • Bachelor's
    Fashion
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Our moms were sisters and makes Linda and LeAnn forever special to me.

Craig White , Orlando, FL, US Nov 16, 2020

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