Obituary: Linda Ettinger June 16, 1960 – June 11, 2015

LINDA ETTINGER June 16, 1960 – June 11, 2015
Linda Ettinger, daughter of June and Harry Ettinger, was born in Washington, D.C., June 16, 1960 and moved to Los Alamos, NM with her family at the age of 1 where she lived most of her life. 
Linda passed away at Promise Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT on June 11, 2015, just shy of her 55th birthday.

After graduating from Los Alamos High School, Linda attended UC Santa Barbara and received a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She later obtained a Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico in Audiology. After a short time working as an audiologist in Boise ID, Linda returned to Los Alamos to pursue a change in career. 

She studied computer technology at UNM-LA, obtained an Associate’s degree, and began working as a computer technician at LANL. Later, she provided computer support for X Division where she worked until earlier this year. 

In March 2015, Linda travelled to the University of Utah Hospital for a high-risk heart valve replacement surgery. Unfortunately, she died in Salt Lake City as a result of complications related to her surgery.  

Linda was preceded in death by her mother, June Ettinger. She is survived by her best friend, Phil Garcia, her brother Steven Ettinger (sister-in-law Lainie, nieces Madeline and Grace), brother Robert Ettinger (sister-in-law Karen), and her father Harry Ettinger.

Linda was a wonderful person who was taken from all of us much too soon. She was loved by her many friends and highly respected by her colleagues at LANL. 

Outside of work, Linda had a wide range of passions ranging from reading, movies, cooking, and various crafts. 
She expressed her creativity through scrapbooking, stitchery, and jewelry making. Her stitching, jewelry designs and creations were outstanding. Most of all, Linda loved people and animalsand they loved her back. She was always there to help people in a deep and caring way.

Linda will be missed by many.

She will be interred at Guaje Pines Cemetery (Los Alamos) on Friday, June 26, with services starting at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter PO Box 455 Los Alamos NM, 87544.

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