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Linda Kowalczykowski

On July 25, 2017, Linda Kowalczykowski, 66, a 26-year resident of Davis, CA passed away peacefully in her home of natural causes. She moved to Davis from Evanston, IL, having also lived in in Eugene, OR. Linda was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and attended St. John's University completing a Bachelor's degree in sociology. During her career, she worked in information services, as a nursery school teacher, and finally as a property manager to help her ailing mother. Linda was passionate about wildlife and animal welfare, enjoyed sailing and skiing, and was an accomplished cook. She was a member of the Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, and Wilderness Society.

Linda is survived by her husband of 44 years, Stephen Kowalczykowski, and her son, Keith, a graduate of Davis High School ('03) and UC San Diego ('07). She was a kind and gentle person, who made people laugh. Linda had a great love for her family and pets, and showed compassion towards all of her friends. She is an irreplaceable part of many lives, and will be missed deeply.

The funeral is on Thursday, August 3. There will be public visitation with the family starting at 9:00 AM at Smith Funeral Home at 116 D Street, Davis, CA 95616. At 10:00, there will be short tributes, funny stories, and recollections about Linda by friends and family. Burial will be at 11:00 at the Davis Cemetery, and will be limited to family and close friends.

As an alternative to flowers, contributions in Linda's memory can be sent to the Susan B. Komen Foundation, American Cancer Society, National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, or any animal welfare group. An online guestbook is available at www.smith-funerals.com.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home - Davis

116 D Street
Davis, CA 95616

Thursday, August 3, 2017
10:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home - Davis

116 D Street
Davis, CA 95616

Cemetery Details


Davis Cemetery

820 Pole Line Road
Davis, CA 95618

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It is very sad to be writing this tribute to my "little cousin" who left us far too soon. I have many happy memories of growing up with "Linny" on the North Side in Brooklyn. She was always smiling. My husband Steve and family are very grateful that Linny came down to Anaheim for our youngest daughter Mary Beth's wedding in 2011. It was the last time we saw her, but she'll always in be our hearts and prayers. Carolyn Hughes

Carolyn Hughes Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

Linda was a very special member of our family. She always took a genuine interest in others lives and took the time to remember her family in Canada by sending cards, gifts and phone calls. She was gentle and her kind heart could be seen through her actions and words. She will be missed. Sending love from Canada to Stephen and Keith. xo - Laura

Laura Gies Aug 3 2017 12:00 AM

I am an extended family member and met Linda at my sister's wedding. It was great to spend time with her at the wedding. Wish I could have gotten to know you better. Dan Hughes

Daniel Hughes Aug 2 2017 12:00 AM

I am a first cousin and grew up with Linda in Brooklyn, N Y. I have many fond memories of our young lives which I will always cherish. Love you always, Nancy Cardamone.

Nancy Cardamone Aug 2 2017 12:00 AM

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