Linda Christine Holbrook


Age 70, passed away on November 30, 2023 at her residence. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Linda was born on June 21, 1953, in Dedham, Massachusetts, the daughter of Earnest and Lillian Emery.

Linda is survived by her loving husband, Dan, of 34 years, her three children; David Whipple, Melissa Reed and husband Chris, Jessica Cheadle and husband Mike, her three grandchildren; Tyler Cheadle, Ethan Cheadle and Andrew Cheadle, her sister; Roberta Lyman, her brother; Fred Lyman and wife Paula, her four sisters-in-law; Jean Lyman, Leslie Cool, Pam Holbrook, and Debbie Floria, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Linda and Dan met in Scottsdale, Arizona, when they worked together at the same company. They were married in 1990 and spent their honeymoon in beautiful Sedona. They resided in Arizona for a few years before relocating to Michigan in Dan’s hometown. Together they raised and loved many pets.

Linda enjoyed many trips to northern Michigan with Dan and both of their families. They made many fond memories, and she came to love the Great Lakes. She enjoyed reading, trivia, word and math puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Linda was a strong, independent woman and was known for her intellect, quick wit, and her wonderful sense of humor. She will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother; William Lyman.

Linda’s obituary was written by her loving family.

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  1. Deb Floria on December 6, 2023 at 9:02 am

    I loved Linda as a sister and friend. Rest in Peace my Lovely Linda, until we meet again.



  2. John e Lyman on December 6, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Auntie Linda was One of a kind! I will miss her Dearly.



  3. Stacey honeycutt on December 6, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Oh my dearest Linda! Her and I once tried to get in to the same pair of pants because they were freakishly large and that’s just the kind of things we did at work because in Linda’s words of wisdom/Linda-ism, ” We are big pants people!”. Needless to say, we ended up on the floor. We lived hard, we worked harder and survived things that would otherwise knock one down. Love ya Linda! Love you Uncle Danny <3



  4. Leslie Cool on December 6, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    Linda could and did make everything fun. I will miss her so much and all of the laughs we had together. Her humor was uplifting to be around. I love you and will always miss you Sis! She was loving and supportive to her family and us in-laws as well. She told me my brother Dan was the love of her life. Condolences to him and her kids and grandkids, and siblings.



  5. Fred & Paula Lyman & Family on December 6, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    We are so Heart Broken 💔. Linda will be dearly missed . We are so Blessed we were able to spend part of her last weeks with us. Thank U Dan for bringing her to see her Bro,Sissy & family. Also, Thank u , Dan, for Loving and taking such great care of her. She was indeed blessed to have You! We will always remember our Little Sis as a Little Pistol….she always made us laugh & was So Loved! God give u all strength to get thru this and may all your Memories sustain you all! With Much Love



  6. Roberta J. Lyman on December 6, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Sissy was my best friend and the person I loved most in this world. We laughed so hard at everything and, sometimes, at everyone. I was eleven when she was born and she called me “mommy” for her first two years. We stayed that close throughout her life. She was funny, brilliant and kind-hearted and could be really difficult at times. Dan was the love of her life and she often told me how lucky she was to have him. I will miss her every day until we meet again. My deep sympathy goes out to Dan, her kids, bro and sis Fred and Paula, and all the others who loved her. Rest In Peace, my love. Save me a seat.



  7. Dan Holbrook on December 7, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Linda was my wife, my soulmate, and my best friend. Years ago, she took care of me when I needed it and recently, I had been taking care of her. In between we had some wonderful trips and great times together with just the two of us, and with friends and family. Before we met, I’d been kind of living in a shell, but she was able break me out of it. I can’t imagine ever sharing my life with anyone else. I will think about you every day for the rest of my life. LOVE YOU ALWAYS
    LOVE DAN
    P.S. I would like to thank everyone for their lovely comments.



  8. Jessica Cheadle on December 7, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    Linda was my mom. Everyday I look in the mirror I see you. Every saying and expression I make, is you. You made me who I am today, tough and sarcastic. For that I thank you. You will never be forgotten. You were my best friend. I love you mom.



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