Linda Gay Violet, 79, passed away Tuesday (April 7, 2020) at home surrounded by family.
Mrs. Violet was born on July 24, 1940 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Henry Niel and Edna May (Ingelby) Rasmusen. On Oct. 30, 1955 in Reno, Nev., she married Charles W. Violet who survives. She worked as an Art Instructor at Napa Valley College in California for twenty years.
Along with her husband of 64 years, Linda is survived by her daughter, Teri Lynn Violet of Wellsville, a son Michael S. Violet of Napa, Calif.; sisters, Sharyn (Gene) Hubert of Vallejo, Calif. and Tye Loren (Ron) Long of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Saira Violet, Rachael Violet, Bryce (Kayla) Cilvick, and Micah (Nick) Olsen; great grandchildren, Ethan Brammer, Eva Brammer, Cooper Olsen, Zander Olsen; and a great granddaughter on the way.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dean G. Violet; sisters, Ellen Mathews and Donna Johnson; and a brother, Kim Niel Rasmusen.
In her priorities, family was first, last, and always. She and Charles were blessed with a wonderful marriage, having a deep and abiding love for each other. Distance was not an obstacle as they made sure they were involved with their grandchildren and great grandchildren, flying to wherever necessary to participate in their family events and milestones.
Linda was kind and loving. Having come from a long line of artists, she had a natural passion for art and crafted her projects in numerous mediums. She was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While attendance recently was difficult, the church family brought the service to her, for which she was very thankful.
Private services for the family will be held at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
Memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be made to the Cuba Cultural Center, Inc., 38 East Main Street, Cuba, NY 14727 or to the Allegany County Office for the Aging, Respite and Unmet Needs Programming, 6085 NY-19, Belmont, NY 14813.