Linda Warne

December 4, 2012

By Contributor

Linda Warne

Linda Warne, age 69, of Enumclaw, was ushered into the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

Linda was born Oct. 26, 1943 in Seattle, to Ralph and Gladys Schenke. She graduated from Ingraham High School in 1961. On Sept. 1, 1962, Linda married Gary Warne in Seattle.

Gary and Linda built a home in Issaquah in 1967 after living in both Seattle and St. Paul, Minn. During this time, they were actively involved in Trinity Evangelical Church near Issaquah, where Linda came to know and put her trust in Jesus.

In 1991, Gary and Linda moved to Enumclaw. She was involved in several local churches, serving in a number of capacities, including deaconess, Sunday school coordinator, missions chair, teacher and church secretary.

Linda was a talented and gifted homemaker and artist. She used her skills to bless those around her. Whether cooking, sewing, gardening, or hospitality, Linda poured herself into the task.

Linda found the secret to living a contented and fulfilled life, by walking in trust and dependence upon her Savior, finding Him truly sufficient for each situation and circumstance. This was especially evident in her courageous yearlong battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years Gary, of Enumclaw; daughter Leeanne Needham and husband Paul, of Buckley; daughter Laura Sutherland and husband Nate, of Edgewood; mother Gladys Schenke, of Buckley; sister Sheryl Schenke, of Buckley; and six grandchildren.

Linda’s son Michael, in 1971, and her father Ralph, in 1998, preceded her in death.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center; Good Samaritan Foundation — CTU; Torchbearers International; or a blood donation at a local blood bank.

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