Mrs. Linda L. VanAuken, 78, died Monday, August 15th, at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. There will be a private Graveside Service at Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville at the family’s convenience.
Linda was born February 7th, 1944, in Auburn, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Doris Wardwell Roller. She attended Auburn High School.
On February 6th, 1971, she married Darwin VanAuken in Auburn. He passed away in 2021.
She was a homemaker most of her life, and really loved raising her family.
Linda volunteered all around the LaFargeville area. Including the Library and the Food Pantry. She was very active in the Omar Methodist Church.
She enjoyed travelling, card games, doing puzzles, bird watching, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, Kelly and her fiancé Donald Shaver of Dewitt, and Tracy (William) Goodwin of Maryland; four grandchildren, Christopher, Noel, Zachary, and Phoebe; one sister, Eleanor Speanburgh of Binghamton; two brothers, Steven Roller of Auburn, and Richard Roller of Arizona; nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Virginia Atkins, and Sandra Bowen Pease, both of Auburn, predeceased her.
Donations can be made in her name to the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund at www.gouverneurbreastcancerfund.com or the Volunteer Transportation Center at www.volunteertransportationcenter.org
Caryl A Mallette
Kelly and Tracy: I am very sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. I worked with your Dad at Grand Union and babysat both of you when you lived in Fishers Landing. May Godbless you and your families.
Tracy and Kelly, so very sorry to hear about your mom. Your parents were good friends with mine and your dad worked with my dad Don at the Grand Union. Thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families ❤️
Kelly and Tracie and to all that loved her, so very sorry to hear of the passing of Linda, I always considered her a friend and she will be so missed. Love and prayers to all of you!
Kelly and Tracy, sending you prayers during this difficult time. Your mom was amazing to us growing up. I will always be grateful to her welcoming us into your home. May the memories you keep be full of the love your mom had for all.
So sorry to hear of the loss of a wonderful women.So many memories will remain with all who knew her and we all know Dusty will be waiting with open arms to embrace and smile again to be with the “Love of his Life”
Kelly and Tracy, I was so very sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a great lady, and was always a joy to chat with whenever our path’s crossed. My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this sad time.