Linda Edna Gammon Peck
1946 – 2024
Linda Edna Gammon Peck, age 77, passed away peacefully Tuesday February 6, 2024 surrounded by loved ones at home. Linda was born number eight of nine children in Lehi, Utah on March 14, 1946 to her goodly parents, Roy and Edna Gammon. Linda married Wayne McDaniel Peck in the Logan Temple on July 16, 1971. She was a loving mother of three children: Gary, Melinda, and Ryan. She cherished her role as grandma to 12 grandchildren.
Linda’s greatest joys were her family and faith. She was her children’s biggest cheerleader and always ended each conversation with “I Love you!” Linda loved music and would burst out with a favorite song every chance she got, “Shake your booty”, or “We are Family!”. She was an accomplished pianist/organist and enjoyed teaching piano lessons for many years. Linda was a talented sewer and made beautiful clothing and loved to help tie quilts while laughing with her sisters.
Linda attended BYU and received a bachelor’s degree in history. She was passionate about her Cougars and was very vocal when watching them play. Linda and Wayne shared an interest for running in their earlier years and participated in many races.
She gained a love of the scouting program from her father and was known as the “Eagle Lady.” Linda loved the young men and wanted them to build strong character and integrity. Several past boy scouts have expressed appreciation for her encouragement and support in earning their Eagle Scout award. She was honored with the Silver Beaver Award for her devoted service. Linda worked as the Eagle Secretary for a time at the scout office.
Linda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served selflessly in many callings. She loved serving in Relief Society, Primary, and the Cub and Boy Scout programs. Linda worked in the offices of the Mount Timpanogos Temple for a few years and often expressed what a blessing it was to work there. She loved her Savior Jesus Christ and had a strong testimony of the restoration of His gospel. Linda loved studying the scriptures and often shared scripture verses with her family. She had a strong testimony of the power of prayer.
Linda loved to travel! She enjoyed going to Oregon, Disneyland, Branson, and anywhere on a cruise ship. Linda especially enjoyed a trip to Israel with her sisters and friends. She spoke reverently about being able to walk where Jesus walked.
Linda and Wayne enjoyed playing Scrabble weekly and driving up the canyon together. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. One favorite tradition was making sugar cookies together every holiday. The grandchildren knew they could come grab a Wild Cherry Pepsi any time they wanted!
During recent years, her health had been especially challenging. She always tried to keep a bright outlook and focus more on others than herself.
We love you so much Mom!! Thank you for your Christlike example, we know you are partying with loved ones in heaven and having many joyful reunions!!
Linda is survived by her husband Wayne, son Gary (Jocelyn) Peck, daughter Melinda (Don) Watts, and son Ryan (Chalyce) Peck, Megan Fergus, and grandchildren: Tyler, Neveah, Tommy, Chloe, Jacob, Jackson, Gracie, Chase, Joel, Hudson, Maisley, and Adaline. Her sisters Dorothy, Etana, Roena, Ina, Mary and many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Edna, and siblings Fern, Bud, and Norma Jean.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday February 13th, 2024 at 11am at the Lehi Meadow View Stake center at 851 North 1200 East Lehi, UT. There will be a private family viewing prior to the funeral services on Tuesday at 10-10:45am. Family and Friends are welcome to visit and pay their respects on Monday February 12th from 6-8pm at the same location. To honor our mothers request the casket will be closed for public visitation on Monday.
Internment will be at the Lehi City Cemetery.