Linda Lee Moyer, age 78 passed away peacefully at her home in Tooele, Utah on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in the care of her devoted husband Brock, after battling Alzheimer's for several years. Linda was born on February 11, 1942 in Niles Michigan to Estelle Leona Beaty and Roy Delbert Moyer. In 1946 they moved to Santa Ana, California where she spent most of her childhood. She attended Occidental College majoring in chemical engineering, later transferring to UCLA to study art. It was during this time she met and married Genco Yasar Gunsay. Together they had one son, Metin Ata Gunsay. After spending a few years in Turkey, they returned to the United States but ultimately divorced. Linda continued pursuing her degree and it was during this time she met the full-time missionaries and became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed her profession, teaching art in Marina and Edison High Schools in Huntington Beach California. She married Harold Stevens in September of 1970. Harold had four children from a previous marriage: Brad, Kristen, Joseph Todd, and James Casey Stevens. They were later divorced. In 1977 Linda received her Master of Arts degree from California State University at Long Beach and then a Master of Fine Arts in 1980. She was a brilliant and masterful artist receiving many awards and medals including the Gold Medal from the American Watercolor Society. Her artwork is displayed in many museums, galleries as well as private and corporate collections most notably Home Savings of America (24 paintings), La Jolla National Bank (6 paintings), and Springville Museum of Art. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and is a past president and life member of Watercolor West. She has taught many workshops and juried art shows throughout the country. She wrote and published: Light up your Watercolors Layer by Layer. In addition to art, Linda also loved to square dance and it was doing this activity that she met and fell in love with her eternal companion and sweetheart Brock D. Williams. They were sealed on December 3, 1994 in the Los Angeles Temple. They eventually moved to Draper, Utah, and ultimately settled in Tooele, Utah. She continued to lecture, and jury art shows nationally until she retired in 2009. She was active in the LDS church serving in various callings. Brock lovingly cared for Linda throughout their marriage, especially during the last few years as she struggled with the many complications from the progression of Alzheimer's. Linda also loved her loyal canine companions; Bandit, Daisy, Aslan, Snowball, Princess and Hubble. Hubble became a loyal and devoted companion for her until the very end. She is survived by her husband; Brock of Tooele, her son; Metin (Misty) Gunsay of Bluffdale, Utah, nine grandchildren; Brieanna, Asher, Seth, Noelle, Rachael, Isaac, Rebekah, Ian, Aaron, one great-grandchild; Lennox, and her brother; Roy David Moyer of Tampa, Florida.
We would like to thank Rocky Mountain Hospice, and Home Instead Senior Care for their loving care of Linda during her final days.
Please join us as we celebrate her life with a viewing on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 12-1:15 pm at Tate Mortuary located at 110 S. Main Street in Tooele, after which the graveside memorial service and interment will be held at the Tooele Cemetery (361 S. 100 East Tooele, Utah) at 1:30 pm. For more information call Tate Mortuary at 435-882-0676.
In lieu of flowers consider making a donation in Linda's name to The Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org
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Linda instilled in me my love for watercolor painting while I was in high school during the late '70s at Marina High in Huntington Beach, CA. I took a forty year hiatus to study engineering (I did not realize she too studied engineering), and to work and to raise a family. In my retirement, I have returned to my painting and still fondly recall lessons and projects completed under her tutelage.
I will never forget her caring and nurturing nature as a teacher. There are few teachers whom I will remember so fondly; she is at the top of the list. I am sorry to hear she succumbed to Alzheimers. It is a horrific disease. Glad to know she is resting peacefully.