Linda (Huggett) Carter 81 of Marshall Michigan died at home on January 6, 2024. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loving family and close friends. Linda was born October 1, 1942, in Marshall, Michigan to Dick and Irene Huggett. As you might expect, she waited to pass until the final ball had fallen in 2023.
Linda had a full, wonderful life. She graduated from Marshall High school in 1960 and went on to attend an airline school in Kansas City, Missouri. Her first job was working at the office of the FBI in Washington DC after finishing school. What she really enjoyed was travel though, and she soon began working in the airline industry at what was then Washington National Airport. Linda had many different jobs that took her from California, to Kentucky, and back to Michigan. Her skills took her to the travel department of the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, where she stayed through transitions to Pharmacia and finally Pfizer. She retired from Pfizer and then continued to work in the travel industry at Bartell Travel.
Linda’s true love, though, was spending time with family and friends. She never turned down an opportunity to do anything whether it was traveling all over the world by plane, cruising all the oceans, river cruises in Europe for a little Christmas shopping, or jumping onto a charter bus to tour the country. She enjoyed meeting for lunch with her many groups of friends, spending time with Cindy and Tom in Northport, or Betsy and George in Denver, or hitting up all the local music venues with Rick and Carole. Linda never missed an opportunity to travel anywhere with her family on many occasions bailing us out of our travel emergencies by phone. Even if she wasn’t there with us, she was always watching over us on her laptop.
Linda was a special aunt to all her nieces and nephews, whether it be dancing and singing on the porch following the annual family reunion or relaxing around the campfire on Grand Traverse Bay. She was always the last to leave not wanting to miss having fun with the kids when the rest of us were ready for bed. She was a wonderful grandma to her step-granddaughters, Courtney and Megan, and her step-great granddaughter, Mellie Grace. She cherished her time spent with them on her trips to Kentucky, and especially when they were able to visit her in Marshall.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband Jim Carter in 1979, her mother Irene and father Dick Huggett in 2005. She will be sorely missed by those who survive her: sisters Betsy and her husband George Lee, Cindy, and her husband Tom Wellman; brother Rick and his wife Carole Huggett, as well as seven nieces and nephews and nine great nieces and nephews.
The family is planning a celebration of Linda’s life on Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Marshall Moose Lodge (1238 S. Kalamazoo Ave. Marshall, MI 49068). Memorial contributions can be made to Marshall Moose Lodge #676 at 1238 S Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall, MI 49068, or to the Fountian Clinic at 111 N Jefferson St # 1, Marshall, MI 49068.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall, Michigan 49068. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.