Linda Kay Kersey, 51, passed away August 14, 2010. Survived by her mother and step-father, Alvalaine and Richard Rudolph; father, Milton Steiner; daughter, Jamie Nicole Kersey; sister, Nancy (Bill) Schade; nieces, Jennifer, Sara and Katie; and numerous dear friends. Linda was born in St. Augustine, Florida on August 18, 1958. She enjoyed crafts, painting cards and flower pots. Linda loved animals, especially her cats, Lucy and Sweetie. She was full of life and a fighter. She was a member of the Divine Science Church. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Belmont Lodge and Rick Monett for the special care given to Linda. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt Ave., with the Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating. Memorials to Lazarus Fund or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. I met my Dad’s (Carl F. Garber, Jr.)cousins, the Steiner Brothers, in 2009 and have enjoyed them so much, especially as we all grew up in Dent, Ohio. Milton and I enjoyed fun emails and phone conversations right up to his passing, and through him I learned about Linda. We were only days apart in age, me and Linda, and there is no doubt we would have enjoyed each other as cousins and friends. Meeting Alvalaine via Facebook has been a joy to me as I love family stories! My Mother, Phillis Garber, always said how beautiful Alvalaine was … and still is. Peace and love to all of you who had Linda in your lives, there is no doubt she was as special as her parents. ♥

  2. Could it really have been so long since our angel Linda passed? I think of her often and see that bright, Hollywood smile flashing across her beautiful face.
    How sweet to recall the time when
    “Charlie’s Angel’s” danced.
    Now, the form is different, but the dance goes on!

  3. Dear CO Mom & Dad,
    I am so sorry. I cannot begin to express the multitude of feelings I have about this and the guilt I feel for not being there when Linda needed me most.
    I knew by instinct that something had happened and tried to call her the day after she passed bit had no idea until I Google her today and this was the the top search result.
    Again, I am so, so sorry and hope that you and she knew and know just how much I truly loved, adored and treasured her.
    My deepest sympathies to you. I love you dearly and hope you can forgive me for my selfishness.
    Much love to you, Colorado Mom from your Wyoming Daughter.

  4. Linda was my favorite cousin as a child. I remember so many fun times together when you guys came to St Aug to visit. I remember spending time with Linda and all of you when my Mom was having open heart surgery. It seems like just yesterday, the memories are so real. As grown-ups we saw each other rarely, but she never left my heart. Now her Dad is with her. Miss you both!

  5. Didnt get to spend much time with you or get to know you like i would have liked, But the little time we had in Almount was fun.Will miss you .Love Jim

  6. Linda has a special place in my heart. She was such a dear friend to my daughter. They were “busy” young ladies, keeping their moms on our toes…LOL. I can still hear them giggling in Susie room and see Linda’s beautiful big smile. She is missed very much, but it is good to know she no longer suffers and is in a new and strong body.
    I do pray for a peace and calmness for you Alvalaine,Rich,& Nancy and family as you go through this difficult time.
    Much love, Shirley

  7. Linda you and I had some great times together. You are in my “happy memory book”. Love to Avalaine and Rich as they move forward and until God reunites all.
    Love Judith

  8. I will always remember what a beautiful girl Linda was and is still, living in our hearts and memories…. beautiful inside and out. We will always remember you, Linda, and your beautiful family. And my heart goes out to you,Nancy….I still miss April every moment of the day. Love you Alvalaine, Cyndi

  9. Dearest Alvalaine…We are so sad to know of yours and Rich’s loss of your daughter. However God has called her home and you know she is in a more wonderful place. Rest assured you both gave her the best while she was with you all these years. With Love . . . Ted & Nancy

  10. I remember bringing Linda an angel I bought at a craft shop in Texas and how much she had appreciated that. She was friendly and kind. She was unhappy because she was no longer able to work, but she made the best of it. We will miss her and console ourselves knowing that she no longer is in pain! God bless you all!

  11. Dear Alvalaine, Even though I didn`t know your daughter I can see you in her and how pretty she was. My heart goes out to you and your family and praying that you can get through this very hard time. God Bless you. With love, Peggy and Olin

  12. Seeing the picture of Linda brought back memories of her, her smiling face and amazingly positive attitude, even when faced with extreme challenges. Her’s is a spirit that will live always in the hearts and minds of those of us privileged to have known her.

  13. Our heart goes out to the family and our love.We will miss Linda,but will remember her for ever!!!
    Love,& kisses
    Janet & Jerry

  14. You know I never had the privilege of meeting Linda in person but feel like I know her well from all the wonderful, loving comments about how beautiful she was on the inside and outside. She is certainly in a better place, and may her loved ones be comforted by the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  15. So sweet my little cousin was. We giggled alot. I see these 2 little cupid dolls (Nancy Lynn & Linda Kay) when they were so small. We had fun at the Alligator World in St. Augustine. It was always so fun and exciting to get together either in Florida or Colorado. To me they always lived an exotic life. And all my cousins were like the brothers and sisters I never had.
    Linda and I had our party years too and laying in the sun together. (me always trying to get a tan, ha, ha).
    It’s hard to believe she’s not on this plane any more since we’ve been apart most of the last years. It will take awhile to settle in. I look forward to seeing her again one day with her new heavenly body, so happy and pain free. Fly little butterfly, until then.
    I will always love you.

  16. Linda was always very sweet but I know she told me me she was a crazy teenager! She loved her cats and her guinea pig! I’m sure she’s enjoying her next life.

  17. I am so sorry to learn about the loss of Linda. This has significant meaning, having lost my sister of the same age less than a year ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the loved ones.

  18. Alvalaine & Rich-you know how sad I am for your loss of Linda. She was such a sweet girl and suffered so much. Now she can rest. I hope they have cats in heaven!

  19. I remember Linda at our grandparents house at christmas time she was one of the older kids so had to take care of us young guys. Linda was good at taking care of us and I will always have fond memories of her and will miss her.

  20. I remember playing in your house in Gunnison and thinking that you were so gorgeous and was so proud to be your cousin. Rest in peace Linda for one day we will be together again. Love you XOXO

  21. Having known Linda for many years, I know she has traveled the road less traveled and has given us all a new definition of the word Courage,and her family always defining in action their Love for her.

  22. To my beloved sister and all the family: I have dear LInda’s picture beside me. I’m flooded with so many precious memories; her great big smile: she as a toddler and her yellow ‘polka dot bikini’.
    Love always, I’ll see you soon.
    Auntie Lee

  23. We are so sorry for this loss. We are all like ants running in different directions. We need to take more time to know the other ants.She will be missed but not forgotten.

    I’m so happy to know you’ve traded that old ’58 model, for a bright shiny new one! I know you’re driving FAST, and playing the radio LOUD!!! You were a joy to experience as a daughter and I miss you already. Love, Dad Rich

  25. My dearest big sister. You will be missed more than words can say. I know you must be dancing now with all our family who have gone before us. What a day of rejoicing over you and your new life. Even tho we won’t be talking over the phone, I will be talking to you in my heart. I love you always! Your little sister, Nancy

  26. I Did Not Die
    Mary E Faye

    Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and forever cry.
    I am not there. I did not die.

    Linda, you will live in our hearts forever. You are free.

    Alvalaine, Richard and Nancy…I love and miss you all so very much. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your pain. Love and kisses always.

  27. Many memories as kids growing up in St. Augustine. Linda was always a kind and beautiful girl that I will always love. She is now in better place with peace and our lord. I will always remember her, forever!

  28. Paint some beautiful pictures with God Auntie Linda. Have a margarita in heaven and I’ll toast to you on earth. I love you forever!! See you again someday 🙂

  29. We are unable to be there but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you and Linda very much. Angels around you all.

  30. Dear Alvalaine, Please know that you are in my prayers and I hope you and Richard will find peace in knowing your beautiful daughter is with the lord. Much love, your classmate, Joan

  31. It is hard to let go of such a wonderful loving woman and we grieve, but we are eased by her gentle release to be free once again. Linda leaves me with many happy memories as cousins together and as a strong yet tender lady. Her melodic voice and her shy smiles and her joyful state still resonates here. I am sending love to Alvalaine, Rich, Jaime,Nancy,Lee,Dawn,My “little” cousins, Milt, and all our family that loves Linda so during this time. Thank you also to all her caretakers that treated her with care and respect. Love, Lydia

  32. Linda will be missed but she is always in my memory from when we lived in Denver. My Prayers and thoughts go out to everyone.

    Love Ya

  33. To: Milt, Abby, Nancy and all the family;

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

    With love,
    Annette Peters

  34. Dear Kersey Family,
    I recently read about the death of your loved one and my thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
    I wanted to share with you some comforting news. In the bible book of Revelation 21:1-4 we are given the promise that in the near future all pain, suffering and even death will be no more. This is because according to 1 John 4:8 “God is love. ‘
    I hope these few words will bring you peace and comfort in the coming days and weeks.

  35. Linda was a beautiful and loving person and we will miss her everyday. She brought smiles and laughter to all that know her. God bless you Linda.
    Ed & Faiza

  36. Linda remember when we lived in St. Augustine together. Someday we will see you again, in alot better place. WE LOVE YOU. P.S. Tell Grandma,Grandpa & Virgina hi.

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