Linda Joyce Burt
January 20, 1944 - June 21, 2021
Linda Joyce Burt of Salem, Oregon passed away in her home in the early morning of June 21st with her husband Jim, daughter Julie and step daughter Andrea by her side. She was 77 years old. She was born in Norwich, New York and came to Oregon in 1965. Linda graduated from the nursing program at Chemeketa Community College in the early 1970’s and was a nurse for more than 30 years. She worked at Salem Hospital in orthopedics for several years before moving to the rehabilitation unit on Center Street where at one time she cared for her youngest daughter after a traumatic brain injury. Linda eventually went into elderly and dementia care before she retired to raise her grandchildren.
Linda married her husband, James L. Burt, in 1994. Both Linda and “Jim” say they married their soulmate. They lived together with their four Chihuahuas, Paco, Pedro, Honey and Maggie, who they cherish.
Linda was a phenomenal cook, sharing her family recipes. She enjoyed camping with her husband, foreign movies and the Midsommer Murders series.
Linda is survived by her husband Jim, her brothers David Dibble (Joanne), Richard Dibble, James Dibble, sister Lorie Krupp, daughters Julie Meier (Kent), Tracy Ocupe (Rodger), Jaqueline Shimmin, son Adam Wiktorek (Nonna), ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren, who she loved fiercely.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 24th, from 3pm to 5 pm at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
Linda will be laid to rest at Belcrest Memorial Park with a small family gathering on Friday, June 25th at 11am.
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