Linda Ann (Simper) Boren, wife of Terry J Boren, passed away August 2, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.
Linda was a thoughtful, competitive, bright, considerate, and will be missed by family and friends. She always navigated her own course in life. She was independent and determined to the end. To know Linda was to laugh. She was funny and witty and no one any sharper. Linda packed a whole lot living into her seventy-four years on the planet.
Although she never looked or dressed like it, Linda was a “Tom Boy” from an early age. She loved softball, competing against her brothers in bowling, and showing up at practices until a boy’s baseball team allowed her to be the only girl on the team where she was the shortstop. And then there was golf! Linda loved everything about golf, the clothes, the friends, the courses and most of all the competition. She was the 1986 Club Champion, beating out older seasoned golfers. Her favorite golf memory was being able to play golf at the famed Boadmore in Colorado with her grandson who was an assistant pro. The last few years you could always find Linda on the course with Terry. Linda knew the game, etiquette, rules and had a beautiful swing. She may already have booked a tee time with old friends.
Linda was born June 13, 1946, the middle child of Jay and Lois Simper. Siblings, Colleen, Dennis, Gary, and Terry shared her early life. After her family moved back to Vernal after running a timber operation in Oregon, she finished school in Vernal. She will miss them and her siblings.
Linda was always independent, hardworking and a valued employee. She was in Vernal and then moved to Salt Lake City for twelve years and then to Texas. Linda created a successful leadership career in Human Resources in the medical field. She loved decorating her home, driving great cars, wearing beautiful clothes. She liked to travel attend musicals.
Eleven years ago, she moved “home” to Vernal. It was not long until she ran into a handsome former high school boyfriend who changed her retirement plans. Not long after meeting Terry Boren they were married. Terry shared his commitment to the LDS church, and they created a life together that included devotion, service and a temple wedding. In the last few years Linda expressed how much she appreciated the comfort, and peace that the church brought her. She was most thankful for the ward members who visited and helped both she and Terry.
Terry and Linda were able to work together creating a beautiful home and yard. They golfed and traveled together. A favorite trip was driving the length of highway 101 on the West coast. They also were able to cruise and travel with Linda’s sister, Colleen.
If you knew Linda, you knew how much she loved animals, but mainly dogs. She was devoted to them and they loved her. She always had a fury friend in her life.
Linda’s son Steve and his wife Mickale live in Texas. In talking about her family Linda said, “I hope Braxton, Brennen, and Cierra know how much I love them and how proud I am of them. I am happy they have good educations.”
Terry and Linda want to thank those who loved them, help them, visited, assisted and cared for them. “Thank you to all who helped us. I have learned much from a difficult situation. I was blessed by having each of you in my life.”
Graveside services for Linda Ann (Simper) Boren will be held Thursday August 6, 2020, at 11:00am at Vernal Memorial Park (1750 S 500 E). Visitation for family and friend will be held August 6, 2020 from 9:45am – 10:45am at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank Canyon Home Health Hospice, neighbors and friends for their help during Linda’s long illness.
Online condolenses may be shared at www.AshleyValleyFuneralHome.com. Services and care entrusted to the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.
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