Monday, July 23, 2012

Remembering Linda Warrick, BHS '67 (1948-2007)

At our reunion, Bev told me of the passing of classmate and friend, Linda Warrick... so sad...

Linda Warrick DeClercq (58)  
12-27-48 to 9-20-07

Linda and I were friends starting in Jr. High at John Muir. We became best friends in High School. We were in Dance Performance together. She even dated my brother. We continued our close friendship up until the time of her death. She was my maid of honor in our wedding and I was in hers as well. She graduated with a bachelors degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. There she met her husband, Denis DeClercq. They chose to settle close by in Cambria,Ca., bought a house and started their family. They have three children Matt, Corey and KC. Matt is married and Linda was able to attend his wedding about six months before her death on September 20, 2007. They now have one grandson.

She worked at the local high school while her children were growing up. And her husband was the principal (and a volunteer fireman). She later work as a secretary for the fire chief. Her hobby was photography. She was really gifted at this. We would receive her spectacular works each year on their Christmas cards. Her specialty was capturing the lightening strike.


Denis and Linda were married for 33 years. Linda passed away from Pancreatic Cancer. Denis and her children were with her, lovingly caring for her. We would visit each other and call on occassion over the years and our relationship took up right where we left off as if we saw each other every day. Such a friendship is hard to put into words but she will continue to be one of my lifelong best friends and more. Memories are God's gift to us of these relationships. I cherish them.

Remembering Linda with love,
Bev Bullock McLeod
(BHS '67)

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