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Linda Louise Haugen


October 28, 2020

Linda Louise Haugen passed away peacefully at BeeHive Homes in Missoula, MT on October 15, 2020. She was born on November 3, 1938 to Ted and Lillian Westin.

She graduated from Chinook High School in 1956 and attended Principia College. In 1960, she married E.L. Luckett. She later married Gordon Haugen and they made their home in Chinook, MT and Yuma, AZ.

Linda was an active volunteer and member of several community groups: Girl Scouts, Sweet Park Board, Blaine County Library Board, Montana Cowbelles, Ikebana Chapter No. 8 and Chinook Garden Club. She shared her musical talents as a member of the congregations of the Chinook United Methodist Church and the Faith Lutheran Church in Yuma, playing the piano and organ. She happily supported other Chinook community accompanists to sub in for regular services, weddings and funerals.

Bitten by the travel bug like her parents, Linda travelled by air and sea with family to England, France, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, Russia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Mexico, South America, several Caribbean islands and throughout the United States.

Linda especially enjoyed reuniting with high school classmates at the All School Reunions and treasured annual summer get-togethers with several life-long high school girlfriends.

Linda will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Deborah (Daniel) Arriola, Midland, MI; Andrea Luckett, Missoula, MT; Jennifer (William) Clark, Renton, WA; Carolyn Luckett (Kevin Shannon), Olney, MT; and her grandchildren Sophie Marias Luckett-Cole; Olivia Louise and Jordan Teague Clark; and Isabel Andrea and Maria Grace Arriola; her husband and many friends.

Her daughters were honored to care for their mom over the past 5 months in Carolyn's and Andrea's homes and at our family cabin on Whitefish Lake. Throughout her life, Linda cultivated friendships with a large circle of dear hearts and gentle people. In the end, they showered her with love as she fought a brave battle with cancer.

At her request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial contribution to the Sweet Park Board, PO Box 846, Chinook, MT 59523.


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