Linda Beard Westling
April 22, 1959 – September 25, 2013
Linda Beard Westling of Beaverton, OR, Passed away peacefully on September 25, 2013 from breast cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph E. Westling of Beaverton; son’s Andrew and Daniel, daughter-in-law, Jordan of Beaverton; parents Albert and Patricia Beard of Lake Oswego, OR; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Pearl and Stanley Westling of Flagstaff, AZ, brothers-in-law James (Marsha), Victor (Kimberle) of Flagstaff, Robert (Robin) Jacksonville, FL, sister-in-law Shari Westling, Phoenix, AZ. Others include aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy in 1981 and brother-in-law, Richard in 2011.
Linda was born in Boston on April 22, 1959 and lived as a child in Orlando, FL, Syracuse, NY and Phoenix, AZ. She attended Northern Arizona University where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, graduating in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration. After graduation from college and her marriage to Joe, she worked in the Phoenix area before moving to Beaverton in 1987. In the Portland area, she worked for Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Enron Broadband and the Beaverton School District. She was an accomplished figure skater, winning the Pacific Coast Championships in ice dancing as a teenager. After she retired from competition she became a figure skating judge, judging many regional and sectional competitions along the Pacific Coast. As her boys became involved in sports and youth music, Linda became an avid supporter and volunteer, keeping score for lacrosse in the cold and rain, cheering hockey in frigid ice rinks, and track in warm stadiums, as well as chaperoning youth orchestra tours. She was a strong, loving presence in the lives of all the members of her family. Linda was truly loved by all whom she met in life. Contributions to the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund in memory of Linda are suggested. A celebration of Linda’s life will be held on October 13, 2013 at 1230 pm at the World Forestry, Miller Hall in Portland. Details can be viewed at www.springerandson.com
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