Linda Janet Belcher, 79, of McCleary, died peacefully Dec. 11, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She had lived in the McCleary area since the early 1960’s. Born April 14, 1940, in Chehalis to Donald and Virginia (Sizemore) Baker, she grew up in Lewis county. Linda also spent some of her younger years living in the Grisdale logging camps. She told some wonderful stories of living in the logging camps, which was a tough but rewarding time in her life.
On Aug. 20, 1957, Linda married Larry Belcher and they spent 47 years together before he preceded her in death in 2004. Linda had worked as a shake mill worker with family members, and a caregiver at different times during her life, but her main job was raising and loving her family. She was a wonderful mother and friend to her children and her life revolved around her children. The family all have wonderful memories of spending happy times with Linda at “the farm,” and she always made sure everyone was happy and well cared for. She also had a strong belief and relationship with Christ her Lord and Savior.
Linda is survived by her three sons, Corey and David, both of McCleary and Jody, of Elma; Arlene Lambert, her loving daughter, who was her primary caregiver in her last months of life, and a sister Aloha Iverson of Olympia. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Linda was also preceded in death by her other siblings, Larry Baker, Leon and Lonnie Johnson, and her sister, Alona Johnson.
As per Linda’s wishes there will be no services. Arrangements are by McComb and Wagner Funeral Home in Shelton. Friends are invited to share memories at mccombwagner.com and sign the online guest book. There will be a family memorial at a future date.