Linda Granquist Lamb Grani

11/08/1947 — 05/16/2012

From Richland, WA, USA | Born in Seattle, WA

Linda Granquist Lamb Grani

Linda Granquist Lamb Grani - November 8, 1947 - May 16, 2012

Linda has moved to happier times even though she will be missed by many. Linda was a lifetime resident of Richland although she was born in Seattle because her mother thought that Kadlec looked like a barracks at the time. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1966. She was well known by her classmates and was elected female athlete of the year. She excelled in all sports.

Linda went to Washington State University where she received her bachelor's degree in 1970 in the field of recreation. During her years at Pullman, she formed lifelong friendships with five women. The six of them remained in close contact throughout her life and were affectionately known as "the six pack." Upon graduation, she returned to this area where she managed the Cosmos Angus lounge before she moved on to manage the Benton County Campfire Girls. After that, she began her own house painting business and was often found at the Richland Spudnut Shop in the mornings meeting with others and planning her day.

She met her husband, Mac, in 1987 and they were married in 1992. She was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Phyllis, and her brother, Derry. She is survived by Mac and four stepchildren: Kary Charles, David Shelly, Michael Adam, and Jim Kate, five grandchildren: Colby, Debbie, Katie, Taylor and Morgan. She also leaves a special adopted sister, Jen.

Linda's ashes will be interred at the Granquist family plot, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Washington.

There will be a celebration of Linda's life at her home, 1026 Birch Ave., Richland, on May 26th at 4 p.m.

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  • You’ll have a gang of Bombers hope you will all remember us kindly. XXXOOO

    David Rivers
    November 4, 2014
    Las, Vegas, NV, USA
  • My sincere condolences to all of Linda’s family & close friends. She and her brother Derry were a part of my growing up years in Richland. ~ Gary from the RHS Class of 1964

    Gary Behymer
    November 4, 2014
    Colfax, WA, US
  • Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. ~ Matthew 5:4. With sympathy and prayers from the heart to Mac, other family members and friends. Linda was a very special person and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Linda

    Shirley Collings and Dennis Haskins '66
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My condolences to Linda’s family and her close friends.

    Jean Schwinberg
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Dear Mac, family and close friends of Linda,

    My heartfelt condolences, prayers and love are with you at this time of this terrible loss of Linda. She was quite the gal and I will always remember her with lovely thoughts. She didn’t know a stranger I don’t think, and at the times I saw her at the various functions through out the years, she was always so nice to me and always smiling. She will be missed by many. I am so sorry for this loss for so many. May God speed her journey Home to Him and may He help you all, her loved ones, to heal through this pain.

    Love, Judy Willox, class of ’61

    Judy Willox
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Yes, Bomber Tears are shed in her passing. We will miss her beautiful smile and kind ways. The angels will greet her with song!

    Sharon Dahl Philip
    November 4, 2014
    Prosser, WA, US
  • I send my condolences to the family. We will definitely miss her..We will miss her sweet cheery smile whenever you met her and will miss her at our reunions.

    Karen Rotan Carson
    November 4, 2014
    Anchorage, AK, US
  • Granni was one of a kind — I will miss her at the reunions, always remembering everyone’s name and making sure to connect with everyone. One of our most loved classmates of the Class of 66.

    Lynn Dodson Stedman
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Deepest sympathy to Linda’s family and friends. Rest in peace.

    Linda Hess Jeffery
    November 4, 2014
    Albuquerque, NM, US
  • I was saddened to read of Linda’s passing. She was a very special person who never had a bad word to say about anyone. High school was made all the more memorable because of her and her GREAT sense of humor. I always wanted her to be on my team in PE, that’s for sure!! She will be really missed by all of us.

    Linnea Gates Williams
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Linda will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She had a special way of brightening up your day.

    Becky Hanson McGahan
    November 4, 2014
    Nikiski, AK, US
  • Linda and I went through all grades together, and I have fond memories of her. I definitely recognize her class photos and the big smile she carried with her.

    Sharing gym classes with Linda, I can vouch for her special athletic gift.

    Cheryl Moran Fleming

    Cheryl Moran Fleming
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA, US
  • What a loss of a strong woman. Peace be with you. Hugs to Jen and Mack.

    Kathy Botu
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I will always remember Grani most for her big smile, great sense of humor, and gregarious personality. Heartfelt condolences to her family and close friends. She will be greatly missed.

    Linda McClelland Montgomery
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am sure this loss puts an empty spot into the heart of those who were closest to her. She was one of a kind, for sure. How lucky people were to have had her in their lives. And how lucky I was to have known her during our growing up years. Rest peacefully, Grani. I’m sure you are still making others smile.

    Becky Skarshaug Fisher
    November 4, 2014
    San, Jose, CA, US
  • I remember Linda very well from childhood memories. She & I grew up two houses apart. She will be missed!

    Leona Leahy Eckert
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA