Linda C. Hastings

07/26/1943 — 10/25/2021

From Richland, WA | Born in Shelton, WA

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Celebration of Life

Starts:
Wed, November 3, 2021, 1:00 pm
Location:
Events at Sunset
915 Bypass Highway

Richland, WA 99352

Reception

Starts:
Wed, November 3, 2021, 3:00 pm
Location:
Meadow Springs Country Club
700 Country Club Rd Richland ,WA 99352

Committal Ceremony

Starts:
Thu, November 4, 2021, 1:00 pm
Location:
City View Cemetery

1300 North Oregon Ave

Pasco, WA

Linda C. Hastings

With sadness and profound gratitude, the family of Linda Carol Hastings (Cheney) 78, announces her passing on Oct. 25, 2021. Linda passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side after a courageous four-year battle with Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC). Linda was not ready to go but was at peace that it was her time.

Linda was born July 26, 1943, in Shelton, WA to Arn and LaDonna (O’Neil) Cheney and was the oldest of four children.  She attended Shelton Schools and graduated from Shelton High School in 1961. She went on to attend two years at Western Washington University. She had a happy and enjoyable childhood which resulted in many strong friendships that became lifelong friends that she was still acquainted with up until her death.

She met her husband Roger Hastings on a blind date (she thought it was a different Roger) as she was pursuing a career as a Stewardess. Love took over and grounded Linda from entering the Airline Industry as Stewardess’ could not be married in earlier times. They married Nov 14, 1964 (almost 57 years ago!) and went on to have three wonderful children.  Linda was a homemaker while raising the kids. She was a mentor to them while establishing a good value system and solid principles. Her children have nothing but fond memories of their mother while growing up in a loving household. She was always available for them whether it was sporting events, carpool driver, school projects, PTA meetings and so on. Privately Roger called her ‘Precious’ because she was so good at ‘Poof’.

Linda was renowned for her cooking and baking skills. Whether it was a family birthday celebration, Holidays, or just cookies from scratch for her husband’s sweet tooth she knocked it out of the park every time! She was equally the Ultimate Host. From elegant gourmet dinner parties to Cougar-Husky pre-game party nights she covered it all. She was also a positive impact with fundraisers and social events at Roger’s place of business, Petersen Hastings.

Linda was full of energy and ambition. Jogging, skiing, hiking, and tennis kept her fit in her younger years. She completed many 5K runs and played and practiced tennis at the TCCC. Linda even crossed off skydiving from her bucket list as that was how she celebrated her 50th birthday at the Richland Airport!

In her golden years she loved to travel with her girlfriends. So many trips to mention. One memory that stands out is how she successfully navigated through Venice, Italy when caught in the “Aqua Alta” flooding! Linda spent the winter months with Roger in Maui and Palm Springs. She loved the sun and especially saltwater. A cup (pot) of coffee with the sunrise and a glass (bottle) of wine with the sunset was her motto!

Joining the Meadow Springs Country Club, golf and walking kept her busy. Her golf persistence was rewarded when she received the flag after hitting a hole-in-one at MSCC hole 14 on Sept 6, 2017, just before her diagnosis. She walked daily (weather permitting), and her favorite spot was to walk along the mighty Columbia River. Mt. Badger was another trail she frequented. Her last hike up the mountain was just six months ago this past April 2021 all while battling Cancer.

Linda was fortunate to have close relationships with her seven grandchildren. They all adore her and agree she was the ‘best Gram ever ‘. They will definitely treasure the memories they have with this wonderful woman.

Long known for her kindness, patience, and zest for life she was loved by all. Often described ‘as beautiful on the inside as on the outside’. Linda was fascinated with full moons and the ocean tides.  So next time you see a full moon think of her and tell someone you love them & kiss them. Something Linda was able to do until her very last breathe. Toward the end Roger leaned over to kiss her and said “Good, you are still able to kiss”. She looked into his eyes and said with a labored soft voice “I will never forget how to kiss you”. Life is too short. Although she lived a wonderful life, she was the youngest 78-year-old you will encounter. Nothing lasts but nothing is lost if we remember.  In the end we all become stories.  Her legacy will live on…

Linda is survived by her spouse, Roger I. Hastings of Richland WA: her son Ned R. Hastings of Kennewick WA: her daughters, Holly L. Wilson (Marty) of Las Vegas NV: and Piper B. Mercer (Willis) of Richland WA.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Blake Wilson of Austin TX;  Rhett Levin of Las Vegas NV; Natalie Wilson of Las Vegas NV;  Coley Levin of Reno NV;  Jantz Levin of Pittsburgh PA;  April Mercer of Seattle WA; and Mallory Mercer of Richland WA.  Her brother Curt Cheney (Pam) of Shady Cove OR: sisters Arlie Hari (Earl) of Elma WA; and Connie Wilson (Duane) of Shelton WA. She was preceded in death by her parents Arn Cheney (1968) and LaDonna (O’Neil) Cheney (2017).

The family invites you to join in her life celebration by meeting us at Events at Sunset, in Richland WA on Wed, Nov 3, 2021, at 1pm. After, everyone is invited to her reception at Meadow Springs Country Club where we will eat, drink, and continue to share memories.

A private Graveside ceremony will take place on the following day at 1pm at City View Cemetery in Pasco, WA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Chaplaincy Hospice Care, 1480 Fowler St.  Richland WA  99352.

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  • Dear Hastings family. Jennifer and I are saddened by the passing of Linda. We knew that Linda was under hospice care and it was a matter of time, but the grief is unavoidable. We very much enjoyed our time with both you and Linda after our MSCC challenge matches. Linda was such a wonderteful host, and the dinners were fabulous. We always had a great time with the two of you. We wish you and your family the best during this time of healing. Linda will be missed, but will always be with you and your family Roger. Hope to see you soon so we can raise our glass to a great lady.

    Anonymous
    November 15, 2021
  • What a beautiful tribute to a gorgeous,kind,caring and loving woman. She will be truly missed. I always looked forward to seeing Linda and her Family at our “Family Reunion” at Hood Canal every summer. God Bless you all. With Love

    Jane Dittman Tobin
    November 3, 2021
    Humptulips, Wa
  • Roger and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

    Anonymous
    November 3, 2021
  • Dear Roger and family,

    I’m very sorry about Linda’s passing. May God rest her soul in peace, any my prayers are with you and your entire family in this time of grief and remembrance of Linda. She was a wonderful human being, and I have fond memories of all our times together. I will always remember her positive attitude, friendly and inviting manner, and warm and beautiful smile. Peace be with you and your entire family, and l look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow at the celebration of her wonderful life.

    With love,
    Fred La Mothe

    Anonymous
    November 2, 2021
  • Dear Roger, Piper, Holly, and Ned,
    I am sorry to hear about Linda. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Linda was an amazing and a wonderful woman and she will be truly be missed.
    Linda was a remarkable woman and I have many fond memories of her. Either at your place as an exchange student or when I was back in France, she was always encouraging and very supportive of me. I especially used to love how she organized and prepared those burger parties around the pool. And I’ll never forget all the fun and laughter we had during dinner time after swimming practice around a delicious meal. She was very welcoming and looked after me very well. It was a pleasure to have known her.
    All my thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Nicolas

    Nicolas Monet
    November 1, 2021
    Tamworth, Australia
  • Dear Roger, Piper, Holly, and Ned,
    I am sorry to hear about Linda. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Linda was an amazing and a wonderful woman and she will be truly be missed.

    Linda was a remarkable woman and I have many fond memories of her. Either at your place as an exchange student or when I was back in France, she was always encouraging and very supportive of. I especially used to love how she organized and prepared those burger parties around the pool. And I’ll never forget all the fun and laughter we had during dinner time after swimming practice around a delicious meal. She was very welcoming and looked after me very well. It was a pleasure to have known her.

    All my thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Nicolas

    Anonymous
    November 1, 2021
  • Roger Judy and I are so sorry for your loss, we remember how much fun it was getting together at your home and at Ice Harbor Brewer with old friends and classmates. You and your family are in our thoughts during this sad time. Tho we aren’t able to attend Linda’s service we will be thinking of you and your family.

    Frank Worthington-Judy Perry
    October 30, 2021
    Kennewick
  • Wow I’m so shocked the memories I have with the hastings will always be cherished memories

    Lynne McCune
    October 30, 2021
    BEVERLY SWANBY
  • I met Linda (Mrs. Hastings) 46 years ago at swim team. Such a beautiful lady inside and out. I have so many fond memories of her. I remember being at the bus stop (I was 12) and Linda and Roger had just got done jogging down at the River, I remember thinking to myself, how can a woman looks so pretty after jogging? I was Holly’s roommate at ASU and Linda had come to visit. I came home from class, Linda and Holly were baking sugar cookies shaped like Pumpkins (it was close to Halloween), to this day they are the BEST cookies I have EVER had, and we STILL talk about them. I am so sorry for your loss, sending prayers and big hugs from Henderson.

    Ann Robisch
    October 30, 2021
    Henderson, NV
  • Heaven gained an angel today. Linda was one of my Moms best friends since the 5th grade. (Johanna Bigley) Whenever I got to see Linda I was blown away by her beauty and sincerity. So sorry for your loss.

    Shawn Maxson
    October 29, 2021
    Simi Valley Ca
  • Pam and I feel so blessed to have Linda as a friend. Beauty of body, beauty of mind, beauty of soul. Beautiful Linda. We will live our lives in hopes of meeting you in heaven because we are certain you are there.

    Richard & Pamela Ofstein
    October 29, 2021
    Las Vegas NV
  • So many fond memories of your Mom during our swim team days! She was the kindest person and always had a smile on her face! Praying for you all as you walk thru this next week and the grief journey beyond that. Let the tears come as they help heal and hold onto the many many memories! Much love Ned, Holly and Piper❤

    Jamilyne
    October 29, 2021
    Berg Fawver
  • I only got to meet your mom once, and that was a lunch at Cheesecake Factory. I remember thinking to myself… this lady is the definition of class. So beautiful and so nice. Just a pleasant person that is truly kind. Holly is my best friend of at least 17 years ( Natalie and my daughter Aly, went to school together and were best friends as well)….. Our hearts ache for Linda’s family and friends and will be missed by so many.
    Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel 😇💔

    Debbie
    October 29, 2021
    Henderson NV
  • I love your mom so much. So inviting and welcoming. She always showed interest in my life and my children’s life as if we were family.
    I loved having a glass of wine and chatting, she was a girlfriend, mother and supporter. 💗

    Wilson Shawndell
    October 28, 2021
    Richland
  • So many wonderful memories with your family, always with your mom at the helm!
    Her kindness and caring nature defined her.
    She is dancing with angels and heaven is a little brighter.
    My God’s peace and comfort surround you .

    Donna Enfield Lindell
    October 28, 2021
    Puyallup Wa
  • So saddened to hear of the loss of my beautiful cousin. What a life force she was.

    Matthew 5:4
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    There is another special angel in heaven. Walk with our Lord Linda.

    Tamra (Satra) Oughton
    October 28, 2021
    Arizona
  • My thoughts only go to the beautiful, fun, amazing memories I have from my swim team days with the Hastings family. Losing a parent is unbelievably difficult, even when it’s expected. Linda was a beautiful, funny, happy mom that will love on in my memory forever. ❤

    Molly Stafek Peoples
    October 28, 2021
    Richland, WA
  • Rest In Peace my dear childhood friend of 73 years. Linda was always the most beautiful person in the room and also the nicest. She was loved by all and will be missed. I miss her already.
    Hugs to her family 💕

    Judy Byrne
    October 28, 2021
    Olympia, WA
  • Piper and family.
    Very sad to hear this. Prayers for you and your family. Healing, and comfort.

    Linda capdeboscq
    October 28, 2021
    Lafayette Louisiana
  • The Linda I knew always had a smile on her face And I never heard her ever say anything negative about anyone. We were fortunate enough to spend some time with her and Roger in the winters in the Palm Springs area. She loved going out at night to listen to some live music and sip some wine.
    I used to tell her, “I want to be just like you when I grow up!”
    We will miss her spirit and flair but we will never forget that our lives were touched by someone very special!

    Juli and Tony Czebotar
    October 28, 2021
    Richland
  • My heart goes out to you and your family
    I want you to know that I am with you on thought and wish you comfort and peace.
    Thinking of you on these difficult time
    With caring thoughts,
    Sarah MONET (Nicolas’sister )

    Monet
    October 28, 2021
    France
  • Our daughters were college roommates; what a joy Piper was and is. What a joy and blessing you were to your family. RIP

    Elenore Hopkins
    October 28, 2021
    Tucson, AZ
  • Piper and Holly sure take after their mother beautiful inside and out. Peaceful prayers for you and your family .

    Tracy Clark
    October 28, 2021
    UNLV
  • If Perfection had a face, hers would be it! Love to you all!

    Chareise Raugust
    October 28, 2021
    Pasco Wa
  • Roger and Linda – an amazing, positive, caring couple. Linda’s amazing ability to make you feel like her best friend is a lasting legacy. She brought out the best in those she touched–a very large community. Knowing Linda was a blessing.

    Paul and Jeanne Tomlinson
    October 28, 2021
    Seattle, WA
  • Roger, Piper, Holly and Ned my heart breaks for you all. Your mom was always such a beautiful lady. Honored to have known her and your family growing up. My prayers to you all.

    Michelle Ferguson (Berger)
    October 28, 2021
    San Antonio, Texas
  • I love Linda and her family so much. She was a wonderful influence on me growing up. I am sending ALL my love and prayers to the whole family- Roger, Ned, Holly,Piper, Arlie and her family, Curt and Connie their families and the Satras.
    Love to you all, I miss you all so much living here in Texas. Please take care. Love, Quke

    Barbara Quke Story Foster
    October 28, 2021
    Wichita Falls
  • Dear Roger and family so saddened by Linda’s passing . She was my dear friend since 5th grade what a beauty she was inside and out. Love to your family Mike and Johanna

    Johanna Bigley
    October 28, 2021
    Simi Valley california
  • You will be missed lovely one.

    Kelli M Jones
    October 28, 2021
    Kennewick
  • Roger,

    Our thought and prayers.
    We cherish the times.

    Jill & Byrne Haskins

    Jill haskins
    October 28, 2021
    Richland, Wa.
  • Dear Roger, I will so miss Linda, she was my friend for over 65 years. Her smiling face, her humor and kindness will be missed by all of us of Shelton birthday girls. Hugs to you and the kids.
    Terry Mills

    Terry Mills
    October 27, 2021
    Post Falls. Idaho
  • Roger. I am so very saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. No matter how much one expects a turn for the worse, it is still a blow when it occurs. My thoughts are with you.

    Your friend, Ward.

    William Ward Taylor
    October 27, 2021
    2007 Meadows Drive North, Richland, WA 99352