Linda, of Gretna, Neb., formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Colorado Springs, Colo., and St. Louis Park, Minn., joined her heavenly family Oct. 14, 2017, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family and friends.
A selfless woman, Linda usually was found at her children's activities, keeping her husband in line, in her garden, or crafting always with her beloved dogs at her feet. Linda embraced each day, never letting her four-year battle with breast cancer hinder her joy in celebrating the beauty of each moment. Whether swimming with dolphins, strolling the beaches of Jamaica, binging on ice cream or spending time with family and friends, her smile warmed everyone around her.
Linda's compassion and desire to help others led to a long career as an educational assistant supporting students with special needs in the Cedar Rapids Community School District and Millard and Gretna community schools.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Derald S. Loomis III; daughter, Amanda, and son, Alexander; as well as her parents, Ken and Linda Banker; her loving brothers and sister; and devoted pets, Romeo and Athena. The lives of countless others will forever be blessed by knowing Linda.
A Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Roeder Mortuary, 11710 Standing Stone Dr., Gretna, Neb.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Linda's honor to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 E. 56th St., Eighth Floor, New York, NY 10022, or on the web at https://give.bcrf.org/events/fundraise-for-bcrf/e33278.