Linda Lee Owens

Linda Lee Owens, 79, of Boston, Massachusetts, died June 27, 2022.
Linda  was born in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, August 5, 1942, to the late Wilbur
William and Mary Eloise Owens (McNaughton).

She was a proud graduate of Academy High School in Erie, Pennsylvania (1960). Linda
began her professional career  as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Doctor’s
Osteopathic Hospital, Erie, PA. Her whip-smart propensity for science and technology
followed her to  New York where she worked as a CADD Specialist for LeCroy
Research Corp., and then to Chicago where she was CAD Systems Manager for the
City’s Department of Public Works – Architecture, and then as Senior Systems
Engineer with the Police Department, responsible for the Network Management
Center at the new 911 Communications Center.

Linda was an avid fine arts enthusiast, especially history, music and  architecture. She
was a volunteer docent in Chicago at Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio and Ridge
Historical Society. She was a tenacious, striking  woman who ironed all of her clothes.

Even in retirement her quest for knowledge and beauty was unstoppable; hundreds
of hours were spent embroidering flowers, making dollhouse furniture, and serving
the Back Bay as a Tour Leader at Trinity Church Boston and Boston By Foot. The
family is grateful for the excellent medical care of Dr. Elizabeth Kass and the
community of Morville House for their company and care, especially Adrienne Polk.
Linda was preceded in death by son, Eric Schlegel and devoted  friend, Barry

She is survived by her children, Cheryl Hersperger (Chris Seidler) of Charlestown,
Rhode Island, Karen McKenna (Kevin),Erie, PA, Kristen Knost, Acworth, Georgia, and
Jessica Anne Chiang (Kurt), Chicago, Illinois. Five grandchildren; Krista (Mike),
Anthony (Aimee), Troy, Nicholas, and Alec (Daniel), and four great granddaughters;
Anna, Moira, Eloise, and Jillian. And  brother, Bill Owens and niece Marcie of
Evansville, Indiana.

Funeral plans are private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morville
House, 100 Norway Street, Boston Ma. 02115 in care of the Ken Lawrence Fund for
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9 Condolences

  1. Bill Owens on July 1, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    I miss you Sis, Love Brother Bill.

  2. Cheryl Kemp on July 1, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    May your soul Rest In Peace. Condolences to all of Linda’s family. Cheryl you are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

  3. Randy on July 1, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    RIP my love

  4. Randy on July 1, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    RIP Linda

  5. Bonnie Owens Watts on July 1, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Rest in peace my vibrant cousin. Love and prayers, Bonnie

  6. Gary Knost on July 4, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Many fond memories of Linda. Thoughts and prayers to Linda’s daughters and all family members.

  7. Tammi & Terry Ferrante on July 5, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Hold memories close to your hearts. Continued prayers for comfort and peace during these difficult days. Rest in peace Linda.

  8. Timothy Kuryla on July 12, 2022 at 10:03 am

    Linda was my 1960 Academy Classmate. In 2003 or so, over a Thanksgiving, I was visiting the Boston area. We got together. Linda showed the Boston house where she was once a docent. It was a nice visit. My condolences to her family. Linda was a nice classmate and person.

    Academy 1960

  9. RLP on November 20, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Have Linda’s memory in&out of church and neighborhood — I pray for Linda’s ascension to heaven.

    Trinity Church Lector member

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