1944 Linda 2024

Linda Marie Catherine Noseda Waterman

September 18, 1944 — January 25, 2024

Kelso

Linda Marie Catherine Noseda Waterman was born on Sept 18, 1944, to Jessamine Vera (Beck) Noseda

and Arthur Julius Noseda. She passed on Thu. January 25 th at St. John’s hospital. She was the fourth of six

daughters and the first to be born in a hospital. With the exception of her college years, she lived her life

in Kelso. She was thankful that her grandparents, Ethel (Sylvester) and Jack Noseda chose to emigrate

from Canada, and Maryanne (Plank Beck) Richardson chose to move across the plains to live in the local

area. She loved the Pacific Northwest and thought of it as God’s Country.

Linda graduated from Kelso High School in 1962 and Marylhurst College in 1966 with a bachelor degree

in education. She married David John Waterman in 1967 and after 10 years of marriage they divorced.

She was a single mom who raised 4 beautiful daughters: Jessica Ann Baker (Thomas), Stacey Lynn

Waterman, Sarah Beth Waterman and Meredith Marie Castro (Jerry). She was very proud of her

grandchildren, Maddie and Ryan Baker, Aidan and Willa Hoey, and Malynne and JD Castro. She loved her

sisters, many nieces, nephews and their children as well!

After her divorce, Linda worked briefly for Head Start and several years with the Kelso School District.

She was then hired by the Washington State Dept. of Employment Security in August of 1980 where she

specialized in unemployment services. She worked several years for both the school district and the

state before becoming a permanent state employee. She retired in Dec. 2008, but returned for a project

position and worked until June of 2009. She especially enjoyed working with the public and felt proud to

work as a “public servant”.

She is survived by her beloved sisters Maryann Gennette, Shirley Knudeson, Suzie Cowan and Adrienne

Stacey and preceded in death by Patricia Turk. She was a devout Catholic throughout her life. Her

funeral will be at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 2200 Allen Street in Kelso on Tue. Feb 6 th .

Mass will begin at 11 and the reception will follow at noon at the church hall. A rosary will be held prior

to the mass at 10:30am.

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