Lynda J. Agen
June 27, 1954 - January 27, 2018
Lynda Jean was born in Enumclaw Washington on June 27, 1954 to Norman R. Best and Josephine Kowalski. Lynda grew up in Buckley, Washington where she graduated from White River High School and then went on to business school. Lynda moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1977 with her daughter Sara to be with her older brothers, Jim and Richard Best. Lynda worked in an accounting firm as a bookkeeper until 1979 when she then married her husband, Ray Agen and together they started Agen’s Automotive. In 2008, they sold the business and retired to Salem, Oregon.
In Salem, Lynda had worked as a volunteer and part time employee for Family Building Blocks. She always came home with a loving story about the little children. She was a Member of The Red Hat Society and a member of Willamette Valley Street Rods. In 2009 she started Cherry Hill Confections, in which she sold her famous toffee popcorn to friends and local stores.
Lynda was warm, caring and had a vibrant beautiful smile. She had a way of welcoming you into her life that left you feeling sincerely cared for and loved. She was a fantastic cook, baker and crafter and enjoyed sharing her talents with those around her. Lynda will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Donations in Lynda's name, made to Family Building Blocks at www.familybuildingblocks.org will be greatly appreciated.
Lynda passed away in the hospital on January 27th due to complications after having surgery. She is survived by her husband Ray Agen, her three children Janine Allen, Brandon Agen and Sara Love. She has three granddaughters, Brittney, Rachel, and Averie Allen.
A memorial service will be held 1:00pm Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.