Linda Joyce (Holmes) Smith

Linda Joyce (Holmes) Smith 73, of Johnston, Iowa passed away at Taylor House Hospice on Monday, January 25, 2021.

Linda Joyce Holmes was born on May 27, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa; she was the daughter of Ethel Lucille Holmes. Linda attended school in the Des Moines Public Schools graduating from Valley High School with the class of 1965. On September 21,1968, Linda was united in marriage to Alan David Smith at Capital Hill Christian Church in Des Moines, Iowa. They made their home in Des Moines and later in Johnston. She worked at Meredith Publishing Corporation and Pioneer Hybrid retiring in 2008. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, and her swim club, The Mermaids. She enjoyed music, reading, traveling, a good meal out, and the Iowa Hawkeyes, but the thing she cherished and enjoyed most was her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years Alan, sons, David (Lee) Smith of Des Moines, and Brian (John Schafer) Smith of Cedar Rapids, and a sister, Beverly (Albert) Demkowski of Omaha, and many nieces and nephews.

In death Linda rejoins her mom, Ethel Holmes, and sister, Barbara Wayson.

Burial service and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Planned Parenthood or The American Cancer Society, 1717 Ingersoll Ave, Suite 111, Des Moines Iowa 50309.


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