Linda Jeanette Monroe Minkes Goin was born in Casper, WY to Marion and Dorothy Monroe on January 14/15, 1948. She was the oldest of eight children. She was a cute redhead that excelled as a child and loved her siblings.
Linda married Joseph Minkes and had two children, Joseph Todd and Sunnie Kaye. In 1984, she lost her son Todd and in 1985, Joseph passed away. Life was rough, but she carried on for her daughter, Sunnie. In 1990, she married Richard Goin. He helped love and spoil their three grandkids, Brittany, Brady, and Brandy. Richard, fondly called “Papa Dick,” passed away in 2000, just six months before their 4th grandbaby, Brecken, was born.
Linda loved almost everything…she would help ANYONE…do anything for anyone. She was a hard worker, holding two or three jobs at a time if she had to. She loved the mountains, daisies, and God. She had what we called her “God Wall.” She loved the sunshine, fresh air, plants, her cat Lucy, Jaime from Outlander, the series Yellowstone, and listening to her grandson Brecken carry-on for hours about his video games even though she didn’t have a clue what any of it meant!
In her younger years, Linda loved a good drink or some beers, loved almost all music, and could make friends with anyone. Being home-bound in her later years didn’t keep Linda from making friends and shopping on her smart phone.
Linda’s sister Glenda Kay says “We will miss our big sister, as will those she impacted throughout her life from friends and family. Our hearts are all broken as we all mourn the loss of our beloved older sister. Linda’s bright light and big heart left us too soon, but we will remember her warmth, love and funny, witty personality.”
Linda’s granddaughter Brittany shared “They always say grandma’s hold the family together. Losing my grandma will always be unreal. I have memories from the age of 3 until now. I will continue to share them with all of her great-grandbabies for as long as I am able. The girls will miss their great grandma always. Grandma, I love you and I will miss you every day. I cherish the day I get to hug you tight again. Until then, love our babies and talk away with great grandma until I see you again.
Linda was preceded in death by her father, step-father, mother, baby brother, two husbands, son, and a great grandbaby Lillie Anne Violet. She is survived by her daughter Sunnie (Tony) Baker, granddaughter Brittany (David) Holden, grandson Brady (Haley) Baker, granddaughter Brandy (Bailey) Baker, grandson Brecken (Angelina) Baker, and great-grandchildren Jasmine, Robin, Shelbi, Chloe, Mia, Aroura, Bentliegh, Brock, and Blake; great great grandbaby, Arabella; two grandbabies on the way, sister-in law Barbara (Mike) Geelan, brother Mike (Karen) Monroe, sister Glenda Kaye Monroe, brother Raymond Monroe, brother Robert (Kim) Monroe, brother Wally Klatt, sister Julie (Rudy) Ball, and many nieces and nephews.
She was good with God and was ready for her new adventure. She spoke about this with her sister-in-law/best friend as they shared this saying in her last couple of weeks: “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming…WOW what a ride!”
Linda will be deeply missed by anyone and everyone that ever met her.
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