July 29, 1944-June 16, 2023
Linda Googins passed away peacefully on June 16th, in the family cabin in South Lake Tahoe, at the age of 78. She is survived by her sister Lonna VanMeter, as well as her three children and families: Brad Googins, wife Milena and children, Alexandriia and Brock; Sean Googins, wife Racquel and children, Audrey and Jacquelyn; Tiffany Westhoff, husband Paul and children, Kayne (wife Leighanna expecting) and Peter.
Linda was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on July 29th. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Chico State University, in education. Following that accomplishment, she grew into a remarkable and distinguished teacher for many years in the Pleasanton school district, then again in the Fairfield/ Vacaville area. She loved teaching, always pouring her heart and soul into every class she had the honor of leading. Her passion for teaching students touched the lives of many during her illustrious teaching career.
While raising her three children and pursuing her career in teaching, Linda was also intensively involved in sports as a coach, manager, scorekeeper, cheerleader, well informed fan, and the best ‘team mom’ anyone could have asked for. She had a passion for sports, and put her all into the activities, be it her children's, grandchildren’s, or anyone associated with her teams, as well. She always went out of her way to make sure everyone got to where they needed to go for their practices/ games and that they all knew she would be there, cheering them on from the sidelines.
In recent years, Linda found peace from being at the family cabin, on our little street in South Lake Tahoe, where she was able to express her creativity and remarkable artistic abilities in a place she was comfortably close to nature and the memory of her parents. She loved watching the bears migrate up and down the hill from her windows and kept the family up to date with the snow levels each winter, as well as pictures of new bear cubs in the spring. Every wall was filled, creatively, with colorful memories of family and friends by Linda… Enduring treasures of a life filled with love by her example.
Date and time of services are still to be determined by the family. An email address has been created (see below) for those who would like to attend services for Linda or send condolences. All correspondence is appreciated and shall receive a response from the family: email@example.com
Tags: teacher/educator, sports