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Linda McCurdy Obituary

Linda McCurdy
September 16, 1943 - August 28, 2023
Sacramento, California - Linda Longtin McCurdy was born to Lucille and Anson Joseph (AJ) Longtin on September 16, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri. She died peacefully on August 28, 2023, surrounded by family.
Linda is survived by husband Michael D. McCurdy, children Jenifer A. Beach, David B. Johnson (Becky Herz), M. Scott Johnson (Camella), Amy L. Johnson, Keri Anderson (Jay), Tyler McCurdy (Amy), Mindyn Gunderson (Clint), and Kelsey Proctor; "acquired son" Phelan Evans; brother Walt Longtin (Kim) and 19 grandchildren, Sage, Ash, Joshua, Andrew, Amber, Robert, Samantha, Seth, Cole, Kodey, Jeremiah, Andrew, Kaely, CJ, Kamryn, Hunter, Braedyn, Bryson and Brennan.
Linda was preceded in death by son Steven W. Johnson, parents Lucille and Anson Joseph (AJ) Longtin, Robert (Bob) Beach (father of Jenifer), and Wayne R. Johnson (father of David, Scott, Steven and Amy).
When Linda was born, America was in World War II, her father was in the Army, and her mother entertained the USO with her Marionettes. Her parents met and were married within five weeks. Their first family home was a tiny Air Stream trailer, and after her father completed his military service, they traveled a lot. Linda remembered settling in Sacramento in 1951 where she finally stayed in one place long enough to make friends.
Linda graduated from McClatchy High School in 1961 and remained active with her class and in reunion planning. She received her AA in English and Music from Sacramento City College in 1965.
Linda's first job was as the cashier and candy girl in her father's theatres, the Guild and the Encore, when she was 15. She rarely saw American movies, but saw many, many foreign films during that time -- and Spartacus about 200 times.
She started her professional career as a proofreader and moved up into computer typesetting for various State Assemblymen. She later accepted a position at a lobbying firm where she was the second paid woman lobbyist in the State of California.
In 1974, Linda entered the scaffold and access industry when she and her late husband, Wayne, purchased Nor-Cal Scaffolding. Linda took on the administration, doing the bookkeeping at night, and working for the legislature during the day.
Over the next 47 years, Linda was a co-founder, co-owner and operator in five companies -- Johnson Scaffolding and High Reach Equipment, Performance Swing Stage, SkyLine Scaffold and Gateway Assets (all in California and Nevada) and Big City Access (in Texas).
In the last 20 years of her career, Linda was particularly proud of SkyLine Scaffold, always noting that she got to see and work with her husband Michael and two of her children, daily. Founded in 2005, SkyLine is now a second-generation, family and woman-owned scaffold and shoring business.
Linda and her husband Michael married in 1998 and shared a unique love and partnership. They worked side-by-side, in life and in business, travelled the world and shared many adventures. They were loving and affectionate with each other and were an example to many.
Linda loved her hometown of Sacramento and her country, America. She worked to make the people around her better, and through that she made the companies, organizations, and communities she cared about better. She served on numerous boards including The Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) (15 years), SAIA Education Foundation (24 years), Safety Center USA (13 years), Sacramento Country Day School (11 years), and the Sierra Oaks Vista Homeowners Association.
She was a season ticket holder for the Sacramento Kings, River Cats, Sac Republic, Speakers Series, and the Sacramento Philharmonic.
Linda was a lover of nature, big storms, the ocean, the river. She loved animals of all kinds, but especially her dogs. She had 27 dogs in her lifetime and could name them all.
She survived Polio when she was eight, Asian flu/pneumonia when she was 15, breast cancer at 61, and the COVID pandemic when she was 76.
She was a savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur with a quick-witted sense of humor; had a subtly determined, never-quit approach to life; and was a trusted advisor, tough and compassionate, who shared her knowledge and wisdom freely.
As a mother and a wife, she created special memories -- Vic's sandwiches at the duck pond, trips to the ocean, and favorite meals. Any party Linda planned had an added special touch -- ponies in the backyard for a birthday, a magician at the Valentine's party, or Monte Carlo casino at the Christmas party.
Linda brought the people in her life together and in doing so, she built an extended family, connected by shared moments in time, conversation, and love -- a true legacy that will live on in us for generations to come.

Published by The Sacramento Bee on Sep. 17, 2023.

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09/03/23 08:36 AM #1    

Doug Lent

So sad aboout this. A great lady from a great family. So sorry!

09/03/23 10:33 AM #2    

Robert Strand

This is very sad. My deepest condolences to the family. Linda was a great friend and life at McClatchy was a much better experience by knowing Linda. Linda and those good times will not be forgotten. My heart goes out to the family.

09/11/23 01:14 PM #3    

Carole Decetis (Kassis)

I was so saddened to hear of Linda's passing.  We were such close friends in high school.  She was a special friend with her kindness & sweet personalty.  She will be definitely be missed by all who knew her.  My deepest condolences to her family.

09/18/23 03:21 PM #4    

Nancy Luce (Dosch)

I am so very saddened by the loss of our wonderful and kind Linda. We were such good friends in high school and beyond, but did lose touch the last years, and am so sorry for that. I do think of her often and all the fun times we had.  She was genuinely a wonderful lady. She will be missed by all. 

09/26/23 02:05 PM #5    

Ted Strutz


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