Linda Padgett

Oscoda, MI
July 18, 1955 - October 5, 2020

Obituary Notice

Age 65, of Oscoda, MI, formerly of Royal Oak, MI died on Tuesday, October 5, 2020 at her home. She was born on July 18, 1955 in Detroit, MI to the late Kenneth and Gwendolyn Larkin. Linda graduated from Royal Oak Dondero High School. She owned and operated a cleaning company for 30+ years. Linda enjoyed dancing, sunshine, her friends, her children and grandchildren, a good fire, and of course a beer and a cigarette! She is survived by her daughters, Genevieve (Ryan) Moore, Oscoda, MI and Rachel (Andrew) Hazy, Troy, MI; grandchildren, Grace Holden, Alex, Jake and Drew Hazy; sisters, Gloria Dopp, Texas and Martha Larkin (David Svetly), Texas, and her niece, Melissa Larkin Gallagher, Milan, MI. In addition to her parents, Linda is preceded in death by her sister, Brenda (Sam) Brown, Caro, MI. You may offer your condolences at


Way back in 1973 we became sisters-in-law and our bond has never been broken. There are so many memories that I can fondly look back on from helping us move into our first home, Holidays at Edith’s house, Christmas parties where dancing was always the nightcap, including a spirited polka or two. You honored me by asking me to be your first born’s Godmother. Rachel and Jason were born eleven days apart, we shared that special time as expectant mothers. I recall trips to the cider mill, Frankenmuth and fun Halloween parties. Anytime I saw you, I never knew what new hairstyle that you would be sporting, you were always the trend-setter. You had a wonderful sense of humor and there was never a dull moment when we visited or talked on the phone, I can still hear your laugh! There are a lifetime of memories that you and I have shared and I will never forget you. RIP Linda Padgett, I love you and will miss you.
— LuAnn Padgett
Linda 64 years with you in my life how do I tell you how much you have impacted my life. You Gloria and I having a joint communion party at your mom's. Holidays at grandma Blacks. The cottages in the summer. Seeing you in the hallways at Dondero. You got me my first big job as a manager at KFC. Your girls standing up at my wedding. You got Breanna her first job at the drycleaners then became her sooner to become a full Catholic. Weekly meeting at Warlows. Summer weekly get together with Robin at my house in the she shed as you called it. The list is endless. I will miss you with all my heart. You raised two beautiful successful girls on your own worked hard at your own business and always had room on your rosery beads for anyone who needed a prayer. I could go on singing your praise for hours but I can't see through the tears anymore. I will always love you.
— Donna Vetor

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