Linda Rey Baxter Green, age 72, passed away on September 18, 2023.
She was born on July 2, 1951, in Oakland, California, to Elva Rose Driggs Baxter and Reed Norr Baxter.
She married Don Peck Jr. on December 17, 1971.
Linda grew up in Bountiful, Utah, in a large family of loving brothers and sisters. Her father Reed especially adored her, often calling his daughter“Linda Lou.” Linda showed an interest in art and fashion early in her life, excelling asa seamstress at Viewmont High School. In 1982, she took out a business loan for women entrepreneurs and started her own interior design business called Linc Hospitality. Through a combination of creativity, charisma, and grit, Linda was able to grow Linc into one of Utah’s premiere interior design companies.
Linda was an adventurous and gregarious person by nature. She would talk to anyone, would dance to any music, and would drop everything in a moment to do something spontaneous and fun with her three children. Linda especially loved being a grandma to her six grandchildren. Any chance she could, she would swoop all the kids up for movie night and let them eat all the candy and drink all the soda their parents would never allow for.
In retirement, Linda fed her creative side by taking college courses in photography. She spent the last healthy years of her life traveling to exotic locales around the globe with her trusty camera in hand. Her photo albums rival National Geographic magazine, a testament to her keen sense of beauty and grace, qualities that describe the woman herself. Linda had an enormous network of friends and longtime business associates who loved and admired her.And even in a debilitated condition in her final years, she managed to charm the staff and nurses at her Legacy Assisted Living residence, where she passed. Her last days on Earth were spent with her children, her siblings, and her closest friends.
Linda was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-Day Saints and had great faith in her Savior Jesus Christ. She believed in his atoning sacrifice for her, continuing her heritage of strong pioneer women. She expressed joy in all she did. We imagine her beautiful smile when she first saw Rose and Reed in heaven.
She is survived by her children, Donny H. Peck, III (Salt Lake City, UT), Brandon “Reece” Peck (NewYork, NY), and Krista R. Bergeron (Austin, TX), and grandchildren Payton R. Bergeron, Donny H. Peck, IV, Razi H. Peck, Harper R. Bergeron, Jack D. Peck, and Reece P. Peck.
A gathering for friends and family will be on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Redwood Memorial, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan. A memorial service for Linda will be on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Chapel on 2050 North Main Street, Centerville, with a gathering one hour prior to the services. She will be laid to rest following the service at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful.Service Information
Viewing September 28, 2023 at 6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm
Redwood Memorial 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan
September 29, 2023 at 11:00 am
Chapel on 2050 North Main Street, Centerville