August 25 1949 November 24 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of LeeAnn to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book LeeAnn Linford Kieke, age 73, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in McMinnville, Oregon on November 24, 2022. She died from complications after suffering a stroke. LeeAnn was born in Ogden, Utah on August 25, 1949, to Cleone Stark Linford and James LeRoy Linford. LeeAnn graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1967. She married George Kieke in 1971 and moved to Bakersfield, California they divorced after 19 years of raising a family together. Not all the chapters of LeeAnn’s life were happy ones, there were difficult years; however, in 2011 a new chapter began. LeeAnn found her way to sobriety, she was an active member of her local AA chapter in McMinnville, OR. She served as a leader and provided emotional support to many who were struggling and thriving in recovery. LeeAnn brought light and joy to many people. In whatever chapter you knew LeeAnn, she would hope you find peace and love in her passing. She carried many in her heart. Know your relationship does not end with her death, there are more chapters to come. We can continue to strengthen our relationship with her in our hearts; mend bridges, throw potlucks, and celebrate who she was and what she gave back to the world. LeeAnn is survived by her children, Mike Kieke (Krystal), Jodi Martinez (Brandon) and Matthew Kieke; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; siblings: Layne Linford, Jill Searle (Suzie), Landis Linford (Andrew), Jason Linford (Ghen); stepmother Betty Kelly; many other loving family members; and her AA family. LeeAnn is preceded in death by her mother and father. Please join us for a Celebration of Life. Cooperative Ministries, 544 NE 2nd St, McMinnville on Saturday, December 17 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. In LeeAnn’s memory please donate to your favorite charity or volunteer at your local soup kitchen. To send flowers to the family of LeeAnn, please visit our floral store. Read more
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of LeeAnn Linford Kieke August 25 1949 November 24 2022.
Death notice for the town of: McMinnville, state: Oregon