Linda Jo (Bowie) Stroud

Born: Thu., Sep. 25, 1941
Died: Fri., Dec. 25, 2020

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 02, 2021
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop

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James Douglas Stroud and Linda Jo (Bowie) Stroud left this world together on December 25, 2020 as the life partners that they had been since their wedding day on November 4, 1961 in Hood River, Oregon.

Doug was born in Stockton, California to James Herbert Stroud and Bertha Belle (Butts) Stroud on December 8, 1938 while Linda Jo (Bowie) Stroud came into this world on September 25, 1941 in Hood River, Oregon to Philip Nolan Bowie and Emma Lucinda (Wilson) Bowie.  They met, fell in love and married in Hood River, where their first son, Bryan Douglas Stroud was born. Jobs and opportunities came over the years as did a growing family with two more sons, David Allan Stroud and Loren Gene Stroud and the family was completed with daughter Tamara Kay Stroud.

Doug spent much of his career working in various positions for the city of Walla Walla, Washington and then later relocated to Ukiah, Oregon when he went into semi-retirement while driving bus for the local school district as a follow-on to being a bus driver at the Athena Weston School District.

Linda spent the majority of their 59 years together as a homemaker, but also spent time working at St. Anthony’s hospital in Pendleton, Oregon for approximately 25 years prior to her retirement.

Doug enjoyed dry fly fishing, amateur (ham) radio operation, and metal detecting and operated a weather station in Ukiah. Linda was an avid reader with a particular fondness for true crime novels and enjoyed collecting recipes. They both enjoyed the natural settings in the Pacific Northwest, be they mountains or coastal, where they spent nearly all their lives. They also took great satisfaction in hosting a series of foreign exchange students in their home, many of whom kept in touch after returning to their home countries. They were active members in their community church where Doug also served as a Deacon.

Their legacy includes five grandchildren and many friends who mourn their sudden passing.

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Nancy Shields
   Posted Wed December 30, 2020


In Loving Memory of Linda and Doug, With Deepest Sympathy, Karen Bowie & Tim and Nancy Shields*

Vernon Pierce
   Posted Thu December 31, 2020


Our Deepest Sympathies. Doug And Linda Were Very Special People, And Dear To My Heart. They Were A Godsend To Me At A Very Special Time In My Life. Vern Pierce

Jan Pazdziora
   Posted Thu December 31, 2020
Dear family of Doug and Linda,

offering my deepest and most sincere condolences from Prague, Czech Republic. May the souls of the beloved couple rest in peace. I was so saddened to hear this unexpected news and I wish you peace and comfort as you grief.

Doug and Linda usually called me their "Czech son" since they looked after me in 1999-2000 while studying in Ukiah. Although there was a difference of over 40 years between us, we quickly became friends, spent our free time together, shared the same sense of humour and loved to laugh. We have been in contact to these days via phone and also letters and I am lucky that I was able to visit them in Ukiah a year ago before the Covid period. So, I am sending to Doug and Linda my last letter in this world, although my memories will last forever.

Dear Doug and Linda,

I would like to thank you for your support, care and love during my studies in Ukiah. I am so grateful for everything you have done for me to feel like at home, even though I was thousands of miles away from my homeland. I have realized how important this was for me and how your care and approach also formed my personality. Thank you for your fishing lessons, even I was losing heavily in number of fish compared to you, Doug. I enjoyed every minute of laugh with both of you, every minute was a gift.

With love,

Your Czech son Jan

Kathleen Like Wilson
   Posted Fri January 01, 2021
I'm sending condolences to all the members of the Stroud family. My name is Kathy Wilson and I used to work with Linda in the surgery depart at St. Anothy's Hospital. I really enjoyed Linda. She was such a nice person and a good worker. I feel terrible for the family. God Bless All. Your in my prayers.

   Posted Sat January 02, 2021
Posted Thu December 31, 2020
Words can never fill the void in my heart for the loss of my good friends. Linda my (Sister/Friend)I will forever miss our chats, lunches, and the lengthy letters of just catching up on life that I always looked forward too. I will miss Doug’s great sense of humor, and gentle nature. Giving you both little Katie the rambunctious Yorkie was nothing short of total delight for you both! To have only visited with you both before Christmas with a bag of newspapers for your reading and Wood stove burning. The 30 years of friendship will be forever cherished. Thoughts and prayers to their families, sons and daughter(your Mom and Dad loved you so much Tammy) and the many friends they collected along their lives path.

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