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Linda Louise Pettit

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing on May 10, 2007 of Linda Louise Pettit, 61, of Williams, after a brief but courageous fight with cancer.

Linda was born on Aug. 23,1945 to Victor and Irene Hughes in Kokomo, Ind. She spent her childhood in San Francisco, Calif. before moving to Williams in 1958.

Linda worked beside her husband as a carpenter, but her greatest pride, joy and accomplishment in life was her family. She was the most caring person we've ever known and had a gorgeous smile.

When her children were younger, Linda was involved in the PTA, was a den mother for Boy Scouts and donated countless hours to the Little League, Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle baseball leagues. She acted as our family's doctor and was like a mother to so many of her children's friends.

She loved having yard sales, going to auctions, gardening, feeding "her" birds, hunting, and fishing, and was a very talented seamstress, artist and photographer who enjoyed creating memory scrapbooks of her family. She strongly supported the Williams Volunteer Fire Department and her favorite passion was volunteering her time to keep the Williams Cemetery beautiful for over 40 years.

Linda is survived by her loving husband Jim Pettit; children Tim and Debbie Pettit, Anita and Ron Stilwell, Joanna Pettit, and Jeff and Ellen Pettit; grandchildren Travis Schulte, Nichole and Mike Kennelly, Kevin Schulte, Melissa and Mario Orozco, Christina and DJ Mongeau, April Garrett, Kassie Pettit, Jenise Pettit, Carisa Stilwell and Joshua Pettit; great-grandchildren Austin Brandt, Athena Kennelly, Ashlynn Kennelly, and Kadance Orozco all of Williams; and siblings Sonny and Nancy Hughes of Paulden, Robert and Jeannine Findley of Florida, Vicki and Don Causey of Florida, and beloved sis' Jo Lawlor of Phoenix.

She was preceded in death by her infant sister Norma Lee Hughes, infant son John Lyndon Pettit, her parents and her sister Phyllis Morales.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you carry on her tradition of keeping the Williams Cemetery beautiful by cleaning the graves of your friends, family, and those in need of care each Memorial Day.

Viewing will be held on from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2007 at Norvel Owens Mortuary, 914 E. Route 66, Flagstaff.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at the First Southern Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave, Williams. A graveside service will follow with Pastor Dave Wallace presiding. A reception will immediately follow at the American Legion Hut, 425 W. Grant, Williams.

Condolences can be sent to Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary, Flagstaff.

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