Linda was born in in Oak Park, Illinois on January 19, 1948. She was the daughter of Charles and Francine Gardiner. Linda attended Wheaton Central High School and graduated from Hinsdale High School in the western suburbs of Chicago where she was an award-winning swimmer. She went on to Lincoln College also in the Chicago area. Linda was a sharp witted and warm-hearted friend and family member known for her great love of animals. Linda resided in the Hoover, Alabama area since 1985 and worked as an accounts manager for Ray and Co. Real Estate and L.A.H. Real Estate. Linda joined the Lord on March 23rd, 2021 and is preceded in death by her Father Charles, her Mother Francine Gardiner, her Brother Scott Gardiner and her Sister Karen Gardiner Kolozsy. She is survived by her loving husband Stuart Hicks, Daughter Lori M. Sims, Son in Law Craig Sims, and Granddaughters Elizabeth Elaine (Layne) Sims and Haley Sims McGill.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Hoover, Alabama on April 17, 2021. Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm. Service will begin at 1pm.
The family will be accepting flowers or donations may be sent to Crossing Paths Animal Rescue of Alabama at www.crossingpathsanimalrescue.org/get-involved/donate
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