Whidbey Island resident Linda Pfister Yarno, 73, peacefully passed on March 5, 2019, at Careage of Whidbey. A graveside service was held at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor on Monday, March 11 at 1 p.m.
Linda was born in Seattle on May 26, 1945 to Kenneth and Gladys Perry. She graduated from Edmonds High School. She went on to graduate, with high honors, from the School for Bank Administration with a major in auditing. She retired as a bank auditor and moved to Whidbey Island.
After retiring Linda was generous with her time in many ways. She was a volunteer dog walker for WAIF, an annual participant for many years in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and made countless baby blankets for the Pregnancy Care Clinic.
She had many talents. She was an artist and loved to sketch and paint with oils. She was an accomplished seamstress and used to sew wedding dresses and business clothes for women, while being a stay at home mom. After retiring, she made jewelry that she loved to wear and give to family and friends. Her best memories were camping trips, cruise vacations and spending time at Ocean Shores with her granddaughter and great-granddaughters. Last, but not least, Linda loved her dogs! Lady, Lexi, Felix, Blondie, Fritz and Sammy. They meant everything to her and she spent an enjoyable amount of time with them over the years. Linda was a Christian and loved her church and congregation.
She is survived by one sister, four granddaughters, two grandsons, two great-granddaughters and a son. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, a sister and her beloved daughter.
For memorial contributions, please consider your local chapter for Alzheimer’s, Hospice or the WAIF Animal Shelter.
At this time we would like to say thank you to our local palliative care team and hospice, the staff at Careage of Whidbey, Chaplain Curt and the numerous doctors and facilities who cared for Linda. Also to Larry, and to the friends and caregivers who visited her, cared for her and cared about her.