Linda Carol Simonton Chivers, 72, of Casper, passed away on November 7, 2022 peacefully at home. Linda was born May 11, 1950 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Charles Richard and Thelma Mae Simonton. She grew up in Lindsay, Oklahoma and moved to Big Piney, Wyoming in 1958. After graduating from Big Piney High School, she married Clay L Chivers, and they moved to Kenai, Alaska in 1970. Linda is the mother of one son, Clay L Chivers II, the joy of her life, and a second mom to many others, including Kristen Munn and Jennifer Yliz.
Linda worked for Alaska State Bank, starting as a teller in 1970, and resigning as a Vice President in commercial lending in 2002, when she returned to Casper to care for her dad. She went to work for Rocky and Lisa Eades at Eades Construction and Jason's Friends Foundation as office manager after returning to Casper. She served Jason's Friends clients with compassion and caring, as if they were her own family. Working for Jason's Friends Foundation was one of the most fulfilling jobs she ever had in her lifetime.
Linda loved to fish, and she loved having a house full of company. Relatives and friends were always welcome to stay with Linda anytime, but her house was especially full during the Kenai River sockeye salmon fishing season. She enjoyed cooking delicious meals for the group, whether it was 5 or 35 guests. Since friends and family were scattered from coast to coast, she started "Thanksgiving in July," and everyone came from far and near to join the feast and fun.
Linda also loved to serve. She volunteered for organizations wherever she lived. She was also a great competitor and enjoyed Skip Bo tournaments, and loved to catch the biggest and most fish. She served on the Board of Directors for the Kenai Chamber of Commerce, and as President of the Kenai Chamber.
Linda spent the past few summers back in her state of Alaska on the Kenai River with her brother, Charles.
She leaves brothers, Bruce (Silva) Hinman and Charles Simonton; son, Clay L Chivers II (Jennifer Yliz); grandchildren, Clay L Chivers III and Jesslyn Chivers; and many dear friends.
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