Linda Marie Young McMahan was born August 22, 1948 in Mitchell to Edward and Luella (Weber) Young. She spent the first twenty years of her life in Mt. Vernon and graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1966. She traveled to Europe and visited many countries during her time there. She worked in the banking profession for approximately twenty-five years throughout the United States and Europe, as a secretary for Moltz Construction in Salida for 13 ½ years and receptionist for Buena Vista Dental Care in Buena Vista, CO for three years.
Linda loved spending time with her family and pets, and the highlight of them all was watching her grandchildren grow and learn. She was an avid scrap booker and made many memorable books for her family. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds. She is survived by her husband, Tom, Buena Vista; sons: Barry (Theresa) Kelsey of Greeley and Brent (Christie) Kelsey of Aurora; grandchildren: Austin and Shara Kelsey of Aurora; Jonathan Carlstedt and Kenneth McMahan of Council Bluffs, IA; brother-in-law, Dean Baker of Mount Vernon; sisters-in-law: Sharon Young of Mitchell and Katie Young of Watertown; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Marion and Dolores Ellis of Phoenix and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Paul and Tom Young and sister, Kathy Baker.