On February 15, 2021, Linda (Wagoner) Carter passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer.
She was born to Allen and Rosa Bell Wagoner in Sheridan, WY on September 14, 1958.
The youngest of five children, Linda grew up on a ranch near Ranchester, WY, on the Tongue River. She loved the natural beauty of the area and returned to visit it often. That almost always included a hike up Tongue River Canyon. After graduating from Tongue River High School in 1976, Linda went on to get a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wyoming and earned her CPA. She married Dan Carter in 1977 and they lived in Casper, WY and Palm Springs, CA. In 1989, after visiting family there, Linda and Dan moved to Oak Harbor, WA. They fell in love with the town, fishing, nice weather, and being surrounded by beautiful mountains and water. Linda started a successful accounting practice in Oak Harbor and was proud to work with a wide range of small businesses and individuals. Later, she became the comptroller for Blue Mountain Electric and worked there for 14 years. In her free time, Linda enjoyed gardening, walking around Oak Harbor with friends, hiking with Team Survivor Northwest,and paddling with the local dragon boat club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan, and her father, Allen. She is survived by her daughter Christina (Phil) of Seattle, WA, her son, Richard (Siobhan) of Oak Harbor, WA,
and her mother, Rosa Bell of Anacortes, WA. Also surviving her are brothers, Ron (Kathy) of Oak Harbor, WA, and Rick (Valeria) of Quitman, TX, along with her sisters Phyllis (Bill) Mayo of Boulder, WY, and Ann Brecht of FT Collins, CO.
Cremation has taken place, and, per Linda’s wishes, no services are planned. Remember her by committing a random act of kindness or deliver yellow roses to brighten someone’s day. Take a walk with a friend or family and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors as that was the way Linda lived her life.