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Linda Diane Price-Whitney

November 15, 1951 — April 5, 2024


It is with heavy hearts with the sudden passing of our beloved Linda Whitney on April 5, 2024. Linda, a cherished mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, was born on November 15, 1951, in Monroe, LA. She spent her early years in Reno, NV, where she grew up and received her education. She met and married her first husband Charles Hughes in Reno, and they relocated in 1968, to Seattle, WA, where they raised their daughters. Linda remained there until she made her home in Phoenix, AZ, in 2017.

Phoenix was a new place for her, but she began to love it. Linda quickly learned about the live music scene and became the biggest fan for many musicians in the area. With her outgoing personality, it was easy for her to make lifelong friends. To know Linda was to love Linda! 

Linda loved entertaining, listening to music and eating great food. If she wasn’t out listening to live music; you could find her at home on her patio entertaining friends.

Some of her favorites were eating seafood from the Pacific Northwest. Riding in convertible cars and planting flowers on her patio. She was excited every year for the Final Four Basketball Tournament and the NBA playoffs, she was an avid basketball fan. She remained a die-hard fan of her Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Super Sonics. If you knew her, you knew not to call her when The Young & The Restless was on, she watched it for 50 years most every day.

When you saw Linda, she was often in one of her signature colors; red, yellow, orange, purple or pink with sunglasses and shoes to match! She had a love for wearing all styles of sunglasses; she owned over 150 pairs.

Linda was an amazing mother, grandmother and auntie. She raised her two daughters Monique and Raena in Seattle, WA. where she instilled in them love for all people, music, live entertainment, a strong work ethic and being strong women. 

She loved her grandchildren so much, Sydney, Robert, Kendall, Justin and Armon. Her grandkids have fond memories of staying the night at grandma and papa’s, going to new places and trying new foods. Linda was that grandma that told her grandkids “Don’t tell your mom!”

Linda was a loving and caring wife to her husband Harry, before he died in 2012. They had 25 wonderful years of marriage together. Through Harry, Linda gained a love of supporting veterans and VA Hospitals.

Linda loved her extended family in Reno, Las Vegas, California and Phoenix; at any opportunity she was making plans to visit them.

Anyone that met her loved her; she had a huge heart and loved people. She lit up any room she was in with her friendly smile, zeal for life and outgoing personality. Linda was the ray of sunshine in the lives of so many friends that became her family in Phoenix and in other cities.

Linda is survived by her daughters Monique Shields and Raena Toles, son-in-law Corey Shields and grandchildren, Sydney Hughes, Robert Darden Jr., Kendall Shields, Justin Shields and Armon Toles.

Please join us for Linda’s Celebration of Life on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 2:00 pm; Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018.  Please wear bright colors for the ray of sunshine Linda was, in our lives.

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Celebration of Life

Friday, April 26, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home

4800 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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