Born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 3rd, 1948

Departed on November 9th, 2020 and resided in Thornton, Colorado

Linda Sue Dullard, daughter of Maxine and William Carter, was born on April 3, 1948 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.  She lived most of her childhood with her parents and four siblings in Marathon, Iowa.  She worked at her family’s restaurant in Marathon while growing up and excelled in high school basketball.  Linda and her family later moved to Des Moines where she graduated from East High School.

Linda married Danny Sharp shortly after graduation and worked for Dubinsky Theaters, a job she really loved.  They briefly lived in Boston, MA while Danny was in the Navy, before moving back to Iowa and settling in Des Moines and having their two children, Stephanie and Steven.  Linda was the ‘rock’ of the family and her house was always the hub for birthday and holiday gatherings.  After her divorce from Danny, she became a single working parent and joined Lutheran Hospital in their accounts payable office.  Linda worked very tirelessly and instilled a great work ethic in her children.  She provided everything for them and sacrificed her own time to get them to all their sports and activities, never missing a game, concert or recital.  Linda enjoyed many years working at the hospital and made many close friendships that became life-long; she ultimately retired from Iowa Health Systems.

Shortly after her divorce from Danny, she met Richard (Dick) Dullard and together with her children they enjoyed traveling, playing tennis, riding bikes, and boating on Saylorville Lake.  After her children graduated and started their own lives, Linda married Dick in 2000 and moved to Thornton, Colorado where she spent the remainder of her life.  Linda and Dick loved exploring the beautiful nature Colorado had to offer, as well as many of the surrounding states.  They were avid movie goers and thrift shoppers, and loved trying new restaurants and playing games and cards with friends and family.  Linda also enjoyed frequent trips back to Des Moines to visit her children, grandchildren, siblings and many of her long-time friends.

Linda also enjoyed many other hobbies throughout her life.  She loved to read and quilt, and collected antiques of all kinds, including furniture she could refurbish and refinish.  She also had a passion for finding and collecting seashells from various places, but her favorite was Sanibel Island, FL.  She visited there many times with her family and friends.

Linda died peacefully in her sleep the morning of November 9, 2020 in her home in Thornton, Colorado, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 72 years old.  Linda is preceded in death by her parents William and Maxine Carter, her aunt Margaret and uncle Worthy Harvey, her aunt Pat Carter and more recently her stepdaughter in-law Kim Chavez.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Dick Dullard; stepson Rick Dullard of Cedar Rapids, daughter Stephanie Schreiber (Matthew) of Norwalk, son Steven Sharp (Lisa) of Ankeny.  Four siblings, William Carter (Wanda) of Des Moines, Sandra Sieve of Des Moines, Cindy Smith (Ron) of Grinnell and Marilyn Farley (James) of Urbandale.  She also had 5 grandchildren that were the center of her world.  Amber, Raemi, Hudson, Hailey and Taylor.  In addition, she had many nieces and nephews that were a big part of her life.

A celebration of life will be held in the Des Moines area at a date yet to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Food Bank of Iowa or Colorado.

 

Guestbook Entries

Rick

Godspeed Linda!

November 11th, 2020 at 1:11pm
Sandra Sieve

Best big sister ever. Love you.

November 11th, 2020 at 3:24pm
Ron and Yvonne Roeder

We will miss our card games and lunches!  Rest In Peace our dear friend

November 11th, 2020 at 4:55pm
Debbie Searcy

Dick: My deepest condolences to you and your family.

November 11th, 2020 at 6:00pm
Joni Roeder Schehr

Dick and Family, I am so sorry for you loss.  Linda was an amazing and sweet Lady. She will be deeply missed.  Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.  

November 11th, 2020 at 7:07pm
Daniel Betzel

A beautiful tribute to your mom Steve.  May these many wonderful memories be a source of peace and comfort to you and your family.  

November 11th, 2020 at 8:08pm
Rhonda Gammell

I have many fond memories of outings with Linda and my friend, Cindy.  She was a special lady. 

November 11th, 2020 at 10:35pm
Rich & Linda Barish

Our deepest condolences to Dick and all of the family.  Linda, was a wonderful person and so devoted to her family and friends.  We were lucky to have her part of our lives.
Rest In Peace old friend.  We are all going to miss you! 

November 12th, 2020 at 7:05am
Jane Hohrmann

Linda will always be with me in my heart and remembered as a dear friend who I was blessed to have known and loved.  I’m comforted that you have found peace. My love and thoughts are with you Dick, Steph and Steve and your families.

November 12th, 2020 at 8:43am
Steve and Janet Dullard

Rest in God’s peace. 

November 12th, 2020 at 5:07pm
Linda M. Dullard

Dick, Steph and Steve.  Thinking of your family at this time.  Linda was one of the most loving people I knew.  It showed in every aspect of her life.  Take care.

November 12th, 2020 at 9:53pm
Ruth Stroleny

Dick, reaching back more than 30 years for some of my memories of you and Linda. Many of them took place on one New Years Eve or another. Such great times with great friends! Missing Linda and thinking of you.  Ruth

November 13th, 2020 at 2:54pm
Mike Redmond and Todd Redmond

Rest in peace ! Prayers to the family !

November 14th, 2020 at 5:16am
Debbie Paxson

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Linda. She will be missed!!

Love Amber and Debbie, Phil and Jennie Paxson

November 17th, 2020 at 6:47pm

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