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Thursday
Mar072013

Celebrating Linda

I went to Kanab today with several people from the home office to attend the funeral of our longest tenured Stampin’ Up! employee, Linda Kloepfer. She died last week unexpectedly, which is always sad. But today was a beautiful day as people who loved her gathered together to celebrate her life, which was well lived!

Linda was truly an amazing woman—she’d been with us about 20 years, and through the years she has been an exemplary employee. She’s handled the changes we’ve gone through with a wonderful attitude, always supportive and positive. And even more than that, she’s been a source of great strength for those around her! There is definitely a hole in Kanab without her; our employees knew they could always go to her for support, advice, and encouragement.

It was wonderful to see many former employees, who came to honor Linda. And I loved talking to her sons, who I haven’t seen for years and who are now grown-up. They mentioned that, while they will miss their mom, they know she’s with their dad (who died 13 years ago) and so they know she’s happy. There’s great comfort in knowing that there’s life after death, and we will see those we love again!

Thank you, Linda! And thanks to all our wonderful Stampin’ Up! employees! Today was definitely one of those days when I felt very grateful for the amazing people I get to work with every day. . .

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Reader Comments (6)

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Shelli. I also rejoice with you that because of Jesus' death and resurrection, we will see our loved ones and friends who are with the Lord. Blessings to you!
March 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
My prayers are with her and her family and friends during this difficult time. May she rest in peace in God's eternal happiness.
March 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristina
I am so sorry for the loss. The way you have honored her here is truely wonderful. Jesus is our redeemer, and we are so grateful for His mercy and grace. What a wonderful and meaningful life Linda led, and what an honor to be so remembered.
March 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim McAister
Hi Shelli, I am sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman. She was with the Company for 20 years and that in itself tells about the inspiration that she had working for Stampinup! My thoughts and prayers are with the Stampinup! family as well as Linda's family. Over the stampin bridge, Linda will still be stampin in heaven!
March 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarlene Salmon
What a blessing for her to have worked at Stampin' up! for those 20 years. I know she must have been a happy soul. It is always nice to hear how you honor those who have served the company. so sorry to hear she is gone.
Debi
March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebi Pippin
In 2011 husband and I took our grandson, Jack (11 at the time) to Utah. I was so excited to learn of your office in Kanab. I just HAD to see it. I looked in the window at the front door and saw nobody, and as I turned to leave, LINDA came to greet me. She was awesome, and I just loved her. I assumed you did tours there, & she told me you didn't, but she graciously led me and Jack around, showing us each part of the beautiful facility. Before we left I took a picture of her and my grandson. I had so hoped to see Linda when I went to my first SU event last year. What a jewel!! Sally
March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSally Strohm

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