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Linda Lou Call

February 14, 1945 — January 21, 2024

Linda Lou Call

Stafford – Mrs. Linda L. Call, age 78, of Stafford, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. Linda was born on February 14, 1945 in Batavia, a daughter of the late LaVerne Fuller and Barbara Gruner Fuller.

A lifelong member and warden at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Stafford, Linda graduated from SUNY Morrisville and the University of Maine at Orono with a Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition. A member of the Stafford Garden Club and Landmark Society of Genesee County, she also served as president of the Stafford Historical Society.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald G. Call whom she married on September 22, 2006; her children, Michael Blythe of Spokane, Washington, David (Brenda) Blythe of Brookings, Oregon, Amy (late Garth) Swanson of Stafford and Matthew (Aimee) Blythe of Spokane, Washington; step-children, Erin (Jay Frink) Call of Westerly, Rhode Island, Robert (Jeannine) Call of East Aurora and James (Stephanie) Call of Stafford; grandchildren, Wendell and Gaelen Fink, Samantha and Nicholas Call, Aidan and Anna Call, Ethan and Brooklyn Blythe, Rebecka Blythe, Anders, Beckett and Cooper Swanson, Jesse, Grace and David Blythe; her sister, Sandra (late John) Swanson of Stafford; her brother, Wirt (Patricia) Fuller of Batavia; her mother-in-law, Lois (John Swartz) Call of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

Linda loved a challenge and adventure, so in the mid 70’s she took a trip to California to visit family and instantly fell in love with the Pacific Northwest; settling in Oregon for the next 20 years before returning home in the 90’s. While in Portland, she worked for the Parry Center for Emotionally Disturbed Children. She ultimately retired from the NYS VA in Batavia.

Linda found true love, a partner and confidant when she married Gerald. She adored the extended family their marriage gave her. Together they crisscrossed the country, having adventures, visiting family and friends, and making memories at every turn. Their love made the hard time bearable and together they could get through anything.

Whether it was weeding or planting in her garden, Linda enjoyed working hard to make beautiful things grow. She was known for making beautiful as well as delicious pies for her family, friends, or Historical Society auctions. But for Linda, her true joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She reveled in their accomplishments, and she was so proud of the wonderful young adults they were becoming. From baby snuggles to big kid hugs, she always had a smile on her face when they were around.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 3rd from 11:30 am to 1 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6188 Main Road, Stafford. Linda’s memorial services will immediately follow visitation at 1 pm. She will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations in her name to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 786, Stafford, New York 14143, Stafford Fire Department, P.O. Box 56, Stafford New York 14143 or Stafford Historical Society, P.O. Box 28, Stafford New York 14143.
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Visitation

Saturday, February 3, 2024

11:30am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Paul Episcopal Church

6188 Main Street, Stafford, NY 14143

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 3, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Paul Episcopal Church

6188 Main Street, Stafford, NY 14143

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