Linda Akin Hook Gunby | Obituary
January 6, 2012 · Updated 10:33 AM
POULSBO — Linda Akin Hook Gunby of Poulsbo died Dec. 27 at Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton, with her husband and son at her side.
Born in San Gabriel, Calif., lived most of her adult life in Torrance, Calif. Married Al Gunby March 1, 2008, and moved to Poulsbo.
Taught elementary education for 32 years. Raised two young sons as a single mom. A soccer mom, Little League mom, videographer for high school sports. Known as “Ma Hook” by high school athletes and her son Alan’s fellow USAF Academy cadets.
Youth leader at El Monte Methodist Church, pastor’s wife in Rolling Hills and Big Bear, Calif., served at Riviera UMC in Redondo Beach, active at Suquamish UCC.
Known for her engaging smile and upbeat attitude. Beat cancer twice and survived several heart surgeries. Her motto was, “There is hope!” She is survived by husband Al and son Mark.
Burial Jan. 7 at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Celebration of Life Jan. 22, 1 p.m. at Suquamish United Church of Christ, 18732 Division St, Suquamish.
— Family of Linda Akin Hook Gunby