Linda was born in Washington, DC, and moved around a lot as a child, eventually landing in Southern California. She was predeceased by her parents and has one older sister living in Nevada.  Linda is remembered by her children, Lisa Bey (husband Dr. Robert Bey) of San Diego, California, Ernest “Robert” Hahn, and James Hahn of Arizona. Linda had several grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she loved fiercely.  Linda worked in real estate in both California and Arizona for approximately 40 years. She married the love of her life, Dr. Norman Gale in 1989. They worked and traveled the world together until his passing in 2002. Linda passed from complications due to multiple system atrophy, a rare neurodegenerative disorder. She passed peacefully with her daughter Lisa’s hand on her heart when she took her last breath. She will be remembered for her humor, kindness, extreme generosity and passionate love for her family and friends.

Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Sep. 24, 2023.