Linda Joyce (Groves) Hulett, of Astoria, OR, was born in Roseburg, OR, to Herbert and Margret (Wilson) Groves, on April 28, 1942, and passed away at her home, surrounded by family on May 29, 2019.
Linda attended school in Roseburg until her family moved to Cottage Grove, OR where she graduated from high school in 1961. She went on to live in, meet, and marry her one-and-only boyfriend and the love of her life William (Bill) Hulett in Lincoln City, OR on September 29, 1962. From there they eventually settled in and raised their two loving daughters Tammy (Hulett) Lambert and Beth (Hulett) Chitwood in Astoria.
Family was everything to Linda, and she adored her five grandchildren Justin Lambert, Allie (Lambert) Clark, Scott Lambert, and Ryker and Paxton Chitwood. Along with her four great grandchildren Cecelia, Cora, and Everett Lambert, and Cooper Clark.
Linda was a homemaker, and she truly loved being a housewife. She kept a beautiful yard and a lovely home, and was known for making meals that brought her whole family together around the table.
She worked at JCPenney, Anderson Jewelers—for 17 years, and retired from The Dress Barn in 2009.
Linda had the gift to gab and because of this, she never met a stranger. Her love of people was seen in her life as extra kids came along on family vacations, nieces and nephews stayed for extended summer visits, or by welcoming foster children into her family for as long as they needed care.
Linda raised her girls in church and lived out the commandment to “Love your neighbor.” She was none for taking meals to the sick, adding something yummy to church potlucks, and praying for others in their time of need.
Finally, in 2014, after being a lifelong Christian Linda decided to take the plunge. With a big smile, she was baptized at Coastline Christian Fellowship at 72-years old, and afterward she exclaimed, “I’m so glad that I got up the nerve to be baptized!” What a happy day!
Linda struggled for years fighting several different Autoimmune diseases, but she didn’t complain—she asked for prayer. We are thankful that she’ll never struggle again, and that she is completely healed—by the blood of Jesus.
Please join us to celebrate her life at 2:00 pm, June 8, at Coastline Christian Fellowship, 89386 HWY 202, Astoria.
Contributions: Lower Columbia Hospice/L.Hulett, 2111 Exchange, Astoria.