Linda was born in Rupert, Idaho, on January 17, 1945, to Avis and Leonard Joseph. She and her twin sister, Linell, lost their father as toddlers, but when their mother remarried they found a forever father, Edgar Colgrove, who adopted them as his own. She grew up in New England, North Dakota, and moved to Miller, South Dakota during her teenage years where she graduated from high school in 1963. She attended Northern State College in Aberdeen for a year and returned to Miller to marry Ronald Boldt in 1964. They were blessed with two daughters: Tracy (Detzler, Cottage Grove, MN) in 1967 and Kristy (Babcock, Sioux Falls, SD) in 1968. When the couple divorced in 1977, Linda and the girls moved to Mobridge, South Dakota, where they lived for seven years. During that time, she married and divorced a second time. In 1984, they moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota, where Linda, age 39, attended Presentation College. She graduated with a nursing degree in 1987. While there, she found her life partner, Jacob Aman, and they began their first of twenty-six wonderful years together when they moved to Sioux Falls soon after her graduation. Linda spent fourteen years working as an RN at Avera McKennan Hospital and five years working at Covington Heights. She often spoke of how rewarding her nursing years were and how much she loved all of her friends she made during that time. In 2007, she retired. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in June of 2010 and fought her disease aggressively and bravely until she passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, on December 16th, 2011. She will forever be missed and loved by her dear Jacob, her daughters Tracy and Kristy, her sisters Linell and Carol; her step-children Warren, Jack, Jean, and Rodney, her grandchildren Ronnie, Brett, Marea, Austin, step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, two siblings, Roberta and Larry, and a step daughter, Wendi Aman. She was so much to so many people? a caregiver, a wife, a mother, a grandmother?. But more than that, she was a dear friend to every soul she touched.