Linda Carol Hintz of Kennewick Washington left this life on Sunday, September 18, 2022. She passed peacefully at the Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick. She was 86 years old.
She was born on January 16th, 1936 in White County, Indiana. Her parents are Jonathan Lee Capper and Bertha Evelyn Fry. She was married on July 18th, 1954 to Joseph Charles Hintz in Monticello, Indiana. They have six children.
Linda graduated from Monticello High School in 1954 as salutatorian. She had two years of college.
After many years as a homemaker, Linda returned to the workforce at Baxter Travenol as a temporary employee in 1973. She retired in 1992 as the office manager.
Linda had a lovely personality with many interests and hobbies. She had a way of making everyone she spoke to feel loved and important. She radiated kindness. She loved to read and do puzzle of all kinds. She was an artist at heart, she dabbled in sketching, painting, decorating, sewing, needle work and crafting. She was a great one for DIY projects. She loved doing genealogy and gathered many family documents. She also wrote biographies of a few of her ancestors. She was a natural performer, loved to participate in choirs, plays and dramatic recitations and did some directing and producing as well. She organized church girls camp and was a camp leader for many years. As many Hoosiers do, she loved basketball and was a great fan when her children played as well as her favorite team, the Chicago Bulls.
Her two great loves are her family and the church. As the matriarch of the family, she found joy in gathering her children and grandchildren for exciting family reunions all over the country. She prepared for and hosted large Thanksgiving dinners to her immediate and extended family and friends for decades. Linda and Joe were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1960. She was an active member and served in many callings in her congregations.
Linda and Joe lived in Kennewick for 12 years, but most of their lives were spent in the Midwest. They raised their children in the Chicago suburb of Morton Grove.
Linda is survived by her husband Joe; her six children, David (Leslie) Hintz of Farmington, UT, Carla (Jeff) Boice of Boise, ID, Diana (Julian) Galindo of Gurnee, IL, Pamela (Patrick) Duda of Mahomet, IL, Philip (Annette Marie) Hintz of Union, MO and Anita (Robert) Campbell of Kennewick, WA; two sisters Myrna Clay and Susan Zechiel; sisters-in-law Quteen Capper and Doris Hintz; brothers-in-law Richard Hintz, Roger Hintz and Lee Zechiel. 18 grandchildren; - Her favorite ones are…. Maren, Kristen, Taylor, Carissa, Tanner, Shelby, Matthew, Grace, Ryan, Luke, Cole, Jake, Conrad, Ian, Dallen, Leah, Evan and Anna. And 7 great grandchildren; Eleanor, Truman, Reese, Matilda, Ruby, Clarke and Hudson with two on the way; Also many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister Joy Neeley and brother Charles Capper; her in-laws, Carl and Lucile Hintz; sisters-in-law Shirley Hintz and Shirley Hintz; brothers-in-law, Jim Clay and John Hintz.
A memorial service will be held at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home in Monticello, IN on Saturday November 12th at 11am. Visitation with the family will start at 10am.
Additionally, friends and family are invited to attend funeral services celebrating Linda's life via web cast at 11:00 am Saturday, November 12, 2022 using the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1239183
Friends and family are encouraged to share a memory or a message of condolence at www.springervoorhisdraper.com