Obituary: Linton, Beverly Lila Ness “Bev”

LINTON, Beverly “Bev” Beverly Lila Ness Linton passed away peacefully on February 16th, 2013 at “Hummingbird” Hospice House of North Idaho in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho.

She was survived by Rodney P. Linton her husband of 56 years and her eldest sister, Betty Munson of Chinook Montana.

Her Children: Todd Linton of Shoreline WA.

Dirk Linton of Liberty Lake WA.

Kolea Baker of Colbert, WA; Grandchildren: Weston Baker, Rodney (RJ) Linton, Aldon Baker, Ariel Linton and CharLee Linton; In laws: Cathy Nestor Linton, MaryLee Watts Linton and Bob Kent.

Bev grew up on a farm near Chinook Montana where she was an accomplished majorette and baton twirler.

She married Rodney Linton in Chinook, MT and settled in Spokane Valley to raise their family.

Her knitting hobby moved to another level by producing commissioned uniforms for the Coeur d Alene Resort and several cheerleading squads in the region.

Her knitting involved designing, programming, and producing garments and bedding on her computerized knitting machines.

Bev became an accomplished artist working in oil, charcoal and watercolor.

She was hired to paint many private commissions including Former Mayor Chase of Spokane.

She was heavily involved in the Spokane Arts Commission and was the Art Coordinator for the Spokane Fair Grounds Art Exhibitions for several years.

Beverly was proud of her work with Planned Parenthood.

Bev was an animal lover and highly respected dog breeder.

Beverly will be remembered as a passionate, loving, kind, playful and supportive, vibrant, creative spirit.

Family and friends will gather at her Spokane River Home on July 27th, 2013 (her 80th birthday) to celebrate and honor her wonderful life.

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