On June 22nd 2020 Linda Mae Rockhold passed away at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa after a lengthy battle with Pneumonia and other health problems.
Linda was born on November 22nd 1949 in Corydon, Iowa to Myrtle & Cecil Jackson. Linda, the youngest of four children married Kenneth Dean Rockhold on April 9th, 1965. Out of that union Ken & Linda we’re blessed with 4 children. Melissa, Patricia, Nickolas & Amanda.
Linda was a stay at home mother for many years before dedicating her life helping feed others working in schools and nursing homes as a cook. Linda always enjoyed being in the kitchen and was well known by friends and family as a very good cook, her homemade rolls “could’ve been in a food group all by themselves” many family members would say. Her family meals “would’ve fed an entire army”.
Besides her love of cooking Linda played a big part in the lives of her favorite people, her grandchildren. “Maka” as she was known by her grandchildren was always supportive of their extracurricular activities. She was a constant figure at basketball, baseball and football games as well as dance completions and school programs. She was her grandchildren’s #1 fan.
In her later years Linda enjoyed traveling with her husband of 55 years, working tirelessly in her immaculate garden & tending to her beautiful plants and flowers. She also found another love in her poodle Bobo who she spoiled & daunted over. Linda was a very loving & caring person, she touched many lives & will be missed by countless people.
Linda was preceded in death by her mother Myrtle, father Cecil as well as many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.
She is survived by her husband Ken of Ankeny, Iowa. Siblings: Carolyn Langloss of Jewel, Iowa. Brother Raymond Jackson and his wife Jolene of Ankeny, and Brother Larry Jackson and wife Jeanie of Clio Iowa. Children: Melissa Nederhoff and Husband Jeff of Altoona. Patricia Hackney of Corydon, Iowa. Nickolas Rockhold and wife Angie of Leighton, Iowa and Amanda Rockhold of Ankeny, Iowa. Grandchildren include: Brady Hackney. Hogan, Avery and Josie Rockhold. Nathan Lee and Sydney Rockhold. Grand puppies include: Hayden, Sis, Dash, April, Aikman, and Odie. Linda was also survived by dozens of nieces, nephew, cousins and extended family.
Linda’s wishes were to forgo a traditional funeral asking those to simply remember the good times. Upon her wishes her remains are cremated & will remain with the family.
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