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Linda Neves

Linda obit

Linda May Johnsen Neves (74), beautiful loving wife and soulmate of Bartell “Bart” Lamont Neves, passed away peacefully of heart failure at the Mercy Gilbert Hospital in Gilbert, AZ on January 5, 2016. Linda was born in Culver City, CA on March 30, 1941 to Mr. Earl Einar Johnsen & Mrs. Jessie Etta (Mingus) Johnsen. She is survived by her husband Bart and their 4 children: Mrs. Nancy Ann Peek (husband Russell), Mr. James Edward Neves (wife Robynne), Mrs. Julie Lynn Grover (husband Dave) and Mr. Gary Joseph Neves (wife Dana), and 15 grandchildren: (Nancy’s) Ryan Andrew Peek, Michael Aaron Peek, Christina Lynn Peek; (Jim’s) Brooklyn Nicole Neves, Jackson Bartell Neves, James Cole Neves, Courtney Capri Neves; (Julie’s) Jordan Alexis Smith, Keaton Harold Smith (wife Sierra), Montana Kalei Smith-Caldwell (husband Jacob), Dayton Kai Smith, Koral Marie Smith; (Gary’s) Isaac Armond Ramos (Nicole), Andrew Jordan Ortiz, Leah Rose Ortiz, and Great Grandson Jackson Ramos. She also left her dear sister, Patricia Anne Pitcairn.

Linda and Bart met in Los Angeles, CA where they worked, and were married in Las Vegas, NV on September 3, 1960. They were sealed together as husband and wife for time and eternity in the Oakland, CA, Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) on April 19, 1988. They have lived in Chandler, AZ for the past 19 years and attended the Pleasant 3rd Ward of the Chandler AZ West Stake. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 2015. She was very active in the church and served in many callings. She especially enjoyed serving as the secretary in the Relief Society Presidency. She worked very diligently compiling her family history and performing saving ordinances for many of her ancestors. She was also active in the Indexing Program. Linda worked as a bookkeeper from the time she was married (while raising four children) until she retired at the age of 65. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed playing games with them and making quilts for the little ones. She was a great seamstress and homemaker. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her! Funeral Services for Linda will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00am with a visitation 1hour prior at the LDS Pleasant Ward Building 800 W. Chandler Heights Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85248.


  • Darin Neves Posted January 12, 2016 6:28 PM

    I love you Aunt Linda! One of my favorite Aunts. You will be missed but never forgotten. Love to the family!

  • Anna Knauer and family Posted January 12, 2016 8:43 PM

    I am deeply saddened to lose my friend Linda! She always had such a sweet smile and beautifully twinkly blue eyes. I used to love our conversations and the laughs we shared. She aLways was loving, kind and gave good hugs back. Linda is a special spirit and will truly be missed and mourned. My prayers to you Bart and your whole family. With prayers & sympathy,

  • Keaton Smith Posted January 12, 2016 11:36 PM

    Grandma Linda,
    I can’t believe you’re gone. I will love you forever and miss you dearly. Thank you for all the love and support throughout my 23 years of life on this earth. I will always remember the thanksgivings and the time I lived with you for a few months. You were always there for me. I took for granted the time you were in my life and I wish I could’ve kept in contact with you more. I love you grandma.

  • Susan T Jorgensen Posted January 13, 2016 12:57 PM

    Sincerest condolences to Bart and his family circle. I only met
    Linda once at the Family Re-Union in Draper ~ she wore her beautiful smile. I remember her well, she was very lovely and gracious. I know Uncle Bart as a very gracious and respectable man and do believe they will meet again in Heaven, where there is no suffering, only eternal joy.

  • Michael and Kathy Goodman Posted January 13, 2016 5:38 PM

    Dear Aunt Linda,
    Although our lives didn’t cross much until the 2007-2011 timeframe – Kathy and I so enjoyed being with you and Uncle Bart. I knew you were a special person the first time I met you and I learned even more how special you were the few times we subsequently had the opportunity to be together to visit. You were always very sweet, interesting and fun to be with and Kathy and I will miss you very much until we see you again. Love Michael & Kathy

  • Beverly Gomm Posted January 14, 2016 8:09 PM

    January 14, 2016
    To the children of the most wonderful parents in the world:
    We send our love and sympathy at this difficult time. It is hard to lose a mother no matter what age you are. We are so blessed to have the knowledge of the here after. So, celebrate a life well lived…wish I could be there with you all. I know you will support your Dad with all the love you have.
    Aunt Beverly

    draper, Utah

  • Michael Peek Posted January 16, 2016 1:37 AM

    I love my grandma so much. She played such a pivotal role in my life’s formative years. She never missed a concert, sports event, church talk, or anything that we were ever involved in.

    Grandma loves us all so much. Her whole life has been about loving everyone around her and making sure they have everything they need. She truly spent her life serving her fellow men and serving Jesus Christ. An unsung hero, grandma never wanted to be noticed for all the services she rendered for others. She just did them because they were a part of who she was as a person.

    She was like a flower– all her life she has grown and changed to become more like the Savior Jesus Christ. Our Lord was finally ready to take her back as the beautiful blossom she had become. All her hard work has paid off. She will rest in the Heavens of her Maker and will continue to shine her light down upon us from above.

    I love you, Grandma!

  • Ryan Peek Posted January 16, 2016 2:00 AM


    I am forever grateful that I got to see you at Christmas, I cannot express in words how nice it is to have that one last, simple memory with you. I will always remember you as a strong woman, who would support someone in need to the last. The world has lost a great and wonderful woman, but heaven has gained such a beautiful spirit.

    As a young man, I remember that I would on occasion bring up an issue in my life. Typically it would come down to you giving me the advice that I could “only love them” and that everything else would be set right if I did that. You instilled that same philosophy into my mother and between the both of you, I feel like I learned one of life’s most valuable lessons early on because of you and your example.

    You were always there for me, whether I deserved it or not. I don’t know what to do with you gone, but I can only try and live up to what you taught me through your words and your example.

    I love you so much, Grandma. Thank you for everything.

  • Marlene Idom Posted January 20, 2016 11:00 AM

    Our prayers are with all of you. May the God of all comfort surround and comfort you during this time! What an enduring legacy she leaves behind here on earth until we meet her again soon in Heaven! Uncle Bart, we are especially praying for you to be strengthened and lifted up by His loving embrace. With all of our love, Andy & Marlene Idom

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