Linda Heiner Kaer was born December 24, 1949 in Bellingham, WA to Georgia Mae Frey Heiner and Gerald Burton Heiner. She was the fourth child after three sons, Harold, Bruce and Don.
Linda grew up in various places, including Washington state, Colorado and Alaska. She actually graduated from high school twice, in Washington State and Alaska.
She met and married Al Kaer while living in Alaska. For the first while of their married life, they lived on a fishing boat. Their oldest son, Travis, learned to walk while living on that boat, and throwing shoes overboard.
Sons, Travis and Richard, were born in Petersburg, AK. Their third son, Tony, was born in Colorado state.
Linda and Al lived in several places before moving to Blanding in the 1970s. In Blanding, Linda was very active in the Boy Scouting organization. She was an artist, using her talent in many places. She worked in several places also, including 17 years as an assistant to Eldon ‘Al’ Virgil at Bedrock Stone.
Linda and Al were later divorced. The three boys went on to do good things. All three served in the United States Navy.
Travis later became a policeman.
Richard served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the New York New York mission. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Illustration, with a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction and an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Illustration.
Tony has recently retired from the Navy after serving 20 years as a Navy Corpsman, working with the marines and serving five tours in Iraq.
Linda’s pride and joy was her three sons. She was a very talented person, enjoying art in many forms. She was loyal to a fault with her boys and friends. She had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Linda is survived by her brothers Harold and Don Heiner and her sons, Travis, Richard and Tony. She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Sarah Mead Kaer, and Christina Jones Kaer. She is also survived by five grandchildren and another one expected in October.
Linda was buried in the Blanding City Cemetery, surrounded by family, friends and community members, June 12, 2014.