Linda A. Dow, 69, died Aug. 3, 2018, at Mount Desert Island Hospital. She was born in Bar Harbor March 3, 1949, the daughter of Ralph M. and Ruth Ann (Thurston) Grindle.
Linda was a member of the Pemetic High School class of 1967. Linda is survived by her husband of 28 years, George Dow. She was a beloved member of the Hinckley Yachts crew for over 35 years. Linda was a talented patcher and was proud of her work and her team of coworkers. Linda was an avid gardener, talented quilter and knitter. She enjoyed meeting her friends for a weekly sewing group. Linda made many sweaters and quilts that her family and friends will always treasure. Many thanks to her friends Roxanne Lewis, Janet McEachern and Emma Blanchard, who worked tirelessly to complete her final projects to give to her family before her passing. Linda was a strong and determined woman who fought to have as much time with her family as possible and valued the support and help of friends Paula Farrell, Laurel Norwood, Nancy Stanley and Susan Welton.
In addition to her parents, Linda was predeceased by a sister Betsy Grindle and her brothers Fred Thurston, Eugene Thurston and Morgan Grindle.
Surviving Linda in addition to her husband, George Dow, are her sons, Sandy Rich and his wife, Amy, of Bass Harbor, Jeffrey Rich of Bass Harbor; six grandchildren, Courtney Rich, Jesse Rich, Drew Rich, Lexi Rich, Caitlin Ward and Cameron Carter; four great grandchildren, Abel Norwood, Anthem Norwood, Dominick Rich and Cheyenne Elliott; her brothers, James Thurston of Bass Harbor, John Grindle of Southwest Harbor; her brother Eugene’s widow, Carmella Thurston, of Southwest Harbor; her sisters, Sugar Fenton and her husband, Nat of Lamoine, Alice Berndtson and her husband John of Pittsfield Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service for family and friends Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at 12 p.m. at Mount Height Cemetery in Southwest Harbor. Following the graveside service will be a reception at the American Legion Hall in Southwest Harbor from 1- 4 p.m.
Those wishing to remember Linda in a special way may make gifts to the Shriners Hospital for Children of Boston. www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/boston/ways-to-give