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By The Staff

Linda Kay Royer, age 55, passed away in Los Alamos on September 18, 2008, from an extended illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, Katherene and Willard Royer.

She is survived by her brother, George Royer (Marcia) of Tuscon, AZ; her sisters: Bonnie Young (Richard) of Tesuque, NM, Vicki Bakker (Morris) of Albuquerque, NM, Mary David (Walter) of Richland, WA and Barbara Gardner (David) of Ash Grove, MO.

Linda started her medical career as a nurse’s aid at Los Alamos Medical Center. With the encouragement of her good friend Linda Campbell she returned to school in 1979 to attend Northern New Mexico Community College obtaining her LPN License and in 1991 obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing. She worked as a staff nurse in the ICC Unit at Los Alamos Medical Center until 1999. In 1999, Linda helped open the hospital clinic with Doctors Hurley, Daley, Honsinger and Ziomek.

After extended health problems, she was forced to retire in 2004 from the Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic, formerly the Allergy and Asthma Associates of New Mexico. Linda’s deep abiding faith took her on several inter-denominational missions to Mexico and Israel, where she had the privilege of sharing her faith.

Memorial contributions may be directed to UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center, MSCO84630, ATTN.: Development Office, #1 UNM, Albuquerque, NM 87131.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Monday, September 22, 2008, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Los Alamos, NM.

Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa St. Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 984-8600.