Linda Joyce Hickey, loyal friend and loving mother, passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2014. Born on Aug. 25, 1950, in Portland, Ore., to parents Arthur and Louise Bortz, she was 63. Linda will be remembered for her warm and loving spirit, her gentle intelligence and quick wit. She was nurturing, kind, bright, lively and wonderfully indulgent. She was dedicated to her work and fiercely loyal and protective on behalf of those who worked with and for her. She was most recently employed as the controller at C.C. Myers Inc. for more than 23 years. Friends and family who knew Linda, know that she loved television crime dramas, books on tape, lobster, a good book and animals of all shapes and sizes. She was devoted to her husband and children, relished hosting family holiday gatherings and delighted in family vacations to Lake Tahoe. Linda is survived by her brother, Art (Karen); daughters, Elizabeth (David), Lisa (John), Jessica and Jeniphur; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Guyscott; and her parents, Arthur and Louise.