Linda AakerNovember 9, 1947 ~ March 19, 2019 (age 71)
Linda Kay Aaker, 71, died March 19, 2019 at Penrose Hospital after complications following heart surgery. A memorial service was held Monday, March 25, 2019 at Cappadona Funeral Home.
Linda was born November 9, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Audrey Pearl (Larsien) Aaker and Vern Julian Aaker. She grew up in Grand Forks and graduated from Central High School in 1965. She then attended Aaker's Business College and after graduating she took a position at the University of North Dakota in the Medical School.
In the early 1970's, Linda moved to Colorado Springs and accepted a position at the University of Colorado, becoming Media Program Director. Linda served on committees that worked to bring education to underprivileged communities. She retired in September of 2007.
During retirement Linda enjoyed spoiling her precious great-grandnephew, Paxtyn; gardening; and scrapbooking. She also created very special handmade greeting cards for loved ones. They were artistic masterpieces made with love.
She is survived by her sister, Rebecca Jane Davies of Colorado Springs; three half-sisters and one half-brother in California; a nephew, David L. (Terri) Davies of Illinois; grandnephew, Glenn P. Davies of Colorado Springs; grandnephew, D.J. Davies; grandnephew, Costello Davies; grandniece, Michael L. Davies; grandnephew, Tjaden Davies; great-grandnephew, Paxtyn T. Davies of Colorado Springs; sister of the heart, Ruth Rodgers of Colorado Springs; colleague and long-time friend, Linda Hobbs of Colorado Springs; and numerous loving friends and family members.
Linda is preceded in death by her mother, Audrey Pearl (Larsien) Aaker; father, Vern Julian Aaker; and sister, Judith Anne Aaker.
Memorial donations may be directed to American Youth Literacy.