Linda Jane Meadows
Linda Jane Meadows was called home to be with her Savior Lord Jesus on December 18, 2013. She was born March 8, 1947 in Reno, NV and was lovingly adopted by William Cecil and Helen Lorraine Hoover before birth. She was educated in Reno from elementary school through a Bachelor’s Degree at UNR becoming a Certified Laboratory Scientist. She married her high school sweetheart Hal in 1967 and worked as a Lab Scientist putting him through medical school- while starting her family. During this time she set aside her early goal of becoming a medical doctor to answer her calling to raise and nurture her 8 children and husband. She returned to school after having 3 children to obtain her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Chapman University. Linda used her counseling for the benefit of many throughout her life to save marriages and souls.
Linda and her family moved to Janesville, CA in 1978 and shortly after came to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. She loved the living Word of God and was ever faithful spending daily time reading and studying her Bible. Linda was a prayer warrior, praying daily for a long list of countless people in both family and the community. She would also stop at any given moment and pray for an immediate need.
Linda was devoted to her husband and supported him in all he did. They had a loving marriage that was and will be an encouragement and inspiration to many of how to love and live. Linda loved having her family around and sought every chance for all to be together, She cooked family dinners regularly and hosted many birthday parties. Linda loved having family together for the holidays, especially Christmas her favorite.
Linda had a passion for music all her life. She mastered the piano at an early age. She learned the flute while doing her Master’s Thesis. Then she added guitar and used it to lead worship for 30 years at Janesville Christian Fellowship and many family gatherings. Linda taught her children, grandchildren, and as many others as she could both piano and guitar. At age 63 she became a student of harp with a granddaughter, proving it is never too late to learn something new. She is surely using her music even now to worship God.
Linda loved to dance. She learned tap as a child but set it aside as she focused on raising her family. Her love for dance was reignited when her grandchildren began dancing and she resumed lessons with them, immensely enjoying performing in the annual recitals. Linda held biannual dance balls with her family and friends.
Linda was a second mom to many and friend to all. Her home was always open with many extra plates at the table. She loved to entertain and cook delicious meals for many occasions and events. Linda looked for every opportunity to share God’s love through her gift of hospitality.
Linda will be greatly missed by her family who are comforted by the assurance of a joyful reunion with all who are saved by belief in the name of Jesus Christ:
Husband Hal Meadows; Son Jason and Rhonda Meadows with their sons Boaz and Ezra; Daughter Andrea Singleton and her children Jillaine, Quenby, Alden, Gabrielle, Hilary, Havaleh, Juliette, Crandall, and Marston; Daughter Hilary and Eric Trevizu and their children Micah, Isaiah, Ethan, Hayley, luke, and Emberlynn; Daughter Gabrielle and JP Poole and their daughter Hali; Son Jeremiah and Sharon Meadows and their son Trent; Son Nathanael and Theresa Meadows and their sons Brentan and Kale; Son Isaac and Sarah Meadows and their children Titus, Josiah, Caleb, and Trinity; Son Jesse and Cindy Meadows and their daughter Elaina; Carl and Linda Smid and their daughters JesseAnn and SarahLynn and their families
Linda’s message to all would be:
John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe in this?””
A celebration of life service will be held at the Susanville Assembly of God on January 4,2014 at 2:00 p.m. Instead of mourning clothing, all friends and family who come are asked to wear colorful clothing.
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