Linda L. Allbee, 55, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Schriver’s Memorial Chapel, Aberdeen, with Deacon Jeff Swank officiating.
Burial is at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Monday, at the mortuary. Visitation continues one hour before the service at the mortuary.
Linda L. Allbee was born September 16, 1967, to Harley and Dixie (Snow) Allbee in Aberdeen, SD.
Linda grew up in Aberdeen and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1985. She worked full-time at the Alexander Mitchell Public Library while she attended Northern State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Shortly after graduating, Linda accepted a librarian job with Black Hills State University. In this position, Linda enjoyed working with many work-study students, several of whom made her Christmas card list! She eventually left this position to accept a job with the South Dakota Library Network. Linda enjoyed traveling the state and training library staff to use the specialized software systems. In 2007, Linda made the leap to ODIN (Online Dakota Information Network). She had a similar role in training and eventually advanced to Assistant Director. Linda was most recently promoted to Director of ODIN and was enjoying that role at the time of her death.
In her work and personal life, she enjoyed traveling and meeting people. Linda had many friends throughout the states, again adding to her Christmas card list along the way!
Linda was an avid knitter and reader. She had always crafted and picked up knitting upon moving to North Dakota. She took a class and loved to tell the story of how her knitting needles were taken away from her by the instructor! Linda went on to master that skill and taught the same class for Grand Forks Parks and Rec several times. Many of her family members have been proud recipients of her craftsmanship!
Linda had a sense of humor like none other. She enjoyed laughing and making others laugh. One of her running jokes was when someone would do something extra for her, she would tell them, “Thanks, you just made my Christmas card list!” She said this several times to the wonderful staff at Altru Hospital in her final days. And if you were lucky enough to make the card list you would experience her sense of humor through her letters.
Honored to have a permanent spot on her Christmas Card list were her mother, Dixie Allbee of Aberdeen, SD; sister, Kristin (Neal) Kline of Huron, SD; her nieces Madelyn Kline and Macey Kline were especially loved by her. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends will miss her greatly.
Linda was preceded in death by her father Harley Allbee; grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.