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Wed, June 03

Obituary: Linda Voboril

Linda Voboril. (Courtesy)

Linda Voboril. (Courtesy)

Linda Voboril, age 65, traveled to the house of the Lord from ours in Prescott, Arizona, the afternoon of May 6th, 2020. Besides her husband Chuck in Prescott and parents Raymond and Betsy Kensel in Connecticut, Linda is also survived by her sisters, Elaine DePenning and Cheryl Pelletier, with her husband, Rodney, also in Connecticut; her brother, Jeffrey Kensel in Nebraska and her brother-in-law, Lance Voboril and old and trusted family friend, Ken Gunderson in Florida. Linda also leaves two nieces, Charlotte and Rachel DePenning, a nephew, Matthew Pelletier, as well as two great-nephews. Linda is also survived by her high-spirited and affectionate Border Collie mix, Dixie. She is predeceased by her brother-in-law, Edward DePenning. Educated as a paralegal, and oddly graduating as Valedictorian of her class, Linda spent most of her working life as an escrow officer. We say “oddly” because while Linda had a real talent for learning, especially the Holy Bible later in her life, but she always hated school! Known for her humble and gentle manner, with a wry and kindly sense of humor, Linda loved both her family and many friends. In spite of the separation between coasts, she never missed the big family celebrations; reunions, special birthdays, and anniversaries back in Connecticut. She never failed to remember her little great-nephews at Christmas. She dearly loved all her church friends and they enriched her life while making her extremely happy. Linda was always up for an adventure with her husband, too. They went hiking all over Arizona, SCCA autocross, the beach, ballets, and 1930’s musicals. Linda even took martial art Tae bo classes and ballet lessons. Perhaps because she didn’t grow up with a TV in her parent’s home, Linda preferred reading to TV later on and had her nose in a book just about every evening. When not reading, she had a crochet hook or knitting needles in hand, donating numerous Afghans and baby attire to charity organizations. In lieu of flowers, we request that you please make donations, if you wish, to Canyon Bible Prescott, 122 N Cortez St. Prescott, AZ 86301.

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