Linda Lorraine DeSPAIN

December 31, 1921 ~ September 22, 2009

Mrs. Linda Lorraine 'LaChance' DeSpain passed away Tuesday evening, September 22, 2009, at her Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center residence, in Farmington, at the age of 87 years, 8 months & 21 days. Linda was born on December 31, 1921, in Mine la Motte, Missouri, and was the daughter of Benjamin LaChance and Julia 'Adams' LaChance. Also preceding-in-death were: her husband, Gaines "G. W." DeSpain, (July 16, 2000); 2 Sisters: Pauline Harrison & Mildred Shoemaker. Also, 3 Brothers: Harold LaChance; Benjamin LaChance & David Lachance.

Linda was a faithful member of the Memorial United Methodist Church of Farmington.

Survivors Include, 2 Sons: David Ray (& Beverly) DeSpain, of Fredericksburg, VA; Dennis Michael DeSpain, of Jacksonville, FL. 1 Sister, Goldie Bailey, of Fredericktown; 1 Brother: James (& Jo) LaChance, of New Hampshire. A Niece: Betty Wassman, of Pilot Grove, MO. 4 Grandchildren (2 Granddaughters & 2 Grandsons). Also surviving are 2 Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation Sunday, 4-7 p.m. Visitation resumes Monday @ 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Monday, 10:00 a.m., September 28, 2009,

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Dr. Rick Broadway officiating.

Interment follows at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Farmington.

Memorials : Memorial United Methodist Church, Farmington.

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  1. Sorry for your loss.I had the pleasure of working with Linda 2 years ago through UNITEC Career CNA Program.She was a wonderful lady.Again, sorry for your loss and the family is in my prayers.

  2. Sorry I did not know you were in Farmington. I would have been to see you. It was fun working with you at Sherman's Store. Prayers, Sincerely, Marianne Smith

  3. David and family: My sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. I knew her from working at Sherman's years ago. She was always so nice and pleasant to all the customers. Mother's are very special and when you lose them, it definitely leaves a void. Your classmate, Carol Currington Faircloth

  4. David . . . a blast from your past, w-a-a-a-y back past. You and I were buddiess in grade school and junior high, until my family moved to Oklahoma. I remember your mother from all those years ago and extend my sympathy to you and your brother. I lost my mother in 1993, so I know the loss that you feel. God bless, David.

  5. David, I knew you when you lived on Patterson Street in Farmington and our playmates included the Martins, Kings, Foremans and many more. I want to pass along my condolences on the passing of your mother.

  6. Dennis and David your mother was always nice to me when you lived on Warren growing up. I can remember the days of cub scouts and boy scouts with Tom and John Crouch's mother as our leader. Your mother is now with your Dad's spirit and at peace. Find your own peace and hang on to it. From the past to the future, Jim Shirrell

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