Linda Lee Nielsen, beloved mom, grandma, and sister was called to Heaven Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
Linda was born in Colorado on February 6, 1953 to Eugene and Laura Smith, the 3rd of 4 children. Her childhood was spent mostly between Douglas, WY and Golden, CO.
While Linda’s life wasn’t always easy, with many challenges to overcome, she persevered and created for herself a life filled with love and friendship. From Colorado to Wyoming and eventually to Georgia to be near her grandchildren, she leaves behind many who’s lives she touched with her laughter, kindness and sweetness along the way.
Linda loved being near her kids and supporting her grandchildren. She enjoyed get-togethers of all sorts with her family and friends, from concerts and festivals to baseball and softball games. She loved classic rock and motorcycles. Nothing could make her smile quite like the sound of a Harley Davidson and the feel of riding on the back of one. She also loved her job at Chick-fil-A and the amazing relationships she built with those coworkers and customers who became her loving, supportive friends and second family.
Linda is survived by her children, Laura (Herb) Torres of Ann Arbor, MI, Thaddeus Nielsen of Auburn GA, and Colleen (Jack) Maijala of Dacula GA; her sisters Connie White of Douglas WY and Susan Jones of Auburn GA; her brother Willy Smith of Douglas WY; her grandchildren Kaiya Torres of Ann Arbor MI, Gage Torres of Ann Arbor MI, William Maijala of Roswell GA, Katie Maijala of Dacula GA, and Kellie Maijala of Dacula GA; plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents and nephews Jason Mills and Danny White.