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Linda L. Terry

September 12, 1950 — December 1, 2023

Rockford

Linda L. Terry, 73, of Rockford, MI and formerly of Battle Creek, died December 1, 2023.  Linda was born September 12, 1950 in Battle Creek to Lloyd and Jean (Siefke) Terry, Sr.  She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1968 and went on to Michigan State University, where she graduated with two Master’s Degrees.  Linda was a teacher for 40 years with the majority of her teaching career spent at Rockford Public Schools.  She retired in 2008. 

Linda enjoyed spending time in nature, especially working with flowers, and loved animals.  She especially loved to go shopping.  Every year she traveled to Mackinac Island for the “Somewhere In Time” weekend.  Linda enjoyed traveling with her friends and visited many states, national parks, and countries over the years.  She also attended different theater shows and concerts. 

Linda is survived by her siblings, Lloyd (Susan) Terry, Jr., Mary Terry, Gail (Tom) Burd Julie (Gary) Riegel and Annette Terry and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins.  She also leaves behind her special companions, her cats, Kallie and Kerby.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Funeral services to celebrate Linda’s life will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2023 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, officiated by Rev. Linda D. Stoddard.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Memorial donations may be made to Operation Smile (cleft lip and palate organization) at www.operationsmile.org, the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota https://www.re-member.org/give-online, PO Box 5054, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 or to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015.  Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com

Linda's service will be livestreamed at the following link:  https://vimeo.com/event/3944582

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Friday, December 8, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 8, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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