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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 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.


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I am so sad for all of you. Lynda was such a special special person. She has left everyone way too soon. I MET HER when I started at White River High School. I was new and when I met her, it was like I had always known her. We graduated in 1972. Over the years we lost touch, but reconnected on facebook. It was like those years had never been. She was one of the good ones and I am so happy that we were friends. MY HEART HURTS FOR ALL OF YOU. Gone too soon but she will never be forgotten. Heaven just got another Angel. I was the lucky one, having her as my friend. R.I.P.  I will never forget you. I love you and will miss seeing your smiling face and talking with you.

The heavens have a sweet new angel. We loved HER and her popcorn so much.
Our prayers are with you Ray and your family.

For Ray and the entire Agen & Best families: I was sadden to learn of Lynda's passing. Her smile and generosity were genuine, she was truly a very special person. She was one of those people who I considered a real treat to know; she was always kind and welcoming to me. I will certainly miss her. Ray, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers; please let me know if there is anything at all I can do or help with. I know that the entire Willamette Valley Street Rods family will be there when you need us. L.

We love you our sweet Auntie Lynda. May you rest in peace. We will forever miss you. Heaven has gained another angel. We know you are watching over us. Love, Mikel, Danielle & Chloe