Linda Lou Neville


Linda Lou Neville

With much love and with deep sorrow we mourn the passing of Linda Lou Neville, a resident of Bosque Farms on Sept. 4, 2022.

Linda was born in Ray, Ariz., on Oct. 27, 1943, to Jack Babb and Dorothy (Scoggins) Babb. Linda came to live in Albuquerque as a young child, attended Albuquerque schools, and graduated from Highland High School.

While living in Albuquerque Linda met, Edward Neville, a young airman stationed at Kirtland AFB. Linda and Edward were married at the Kirtland AFB Chapel on Sept. 1, 1961. After marriage, Edward and Linda continued to live in Albuquerque until Edward was transferred.

During Edward’s many Air Force assignments throughout the country and world, they lived in Clovis, upstate New York, Great Falls, Mont., Shreveport, La., and The Cotswolds and Bury St. Edmonds, England. Upon Edward’s retirement from the Air Force in 1982, Linda and Edward decided to make Bosque Farms their retirement home. They spent their retirement years together planting vegetable gardens, roses, trees and a grassed yard.

After Edward’s passing in 1999, Linda continued to live at their home in Bosque Farms. Linda continued to take care of the grassed yard and roses she and Edward had planted and, of course, her beloved cats.

As Linda’s eyesight and over-all health problems worsened, her ability to care for the yard was restricted, but she still continued to take care of her cats, Sassy and Ebony, until a few years before her passing.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy (Babb) Nunez and spouse Eloy Nunez; nephew, Jon Nunez (Bobbie Jo Broyles); nieces, Maria Elena Storm and spouse, Tyler, and Cecilia Nunez Salazar and spouse, Ron; grandnephews, Eddy Jon Nunez, Michael Nunez, Jake Storm and Eston Storm; grandnieces, Sypria Nunez (Levi Johnnic) and Adrianna Nunez (Ricardo Abeyta); great-grandnephews, Leo Rhys Johnnic and Abel Abeyta; and great-grandniece, Makenzie Abeyta.

As per Linda’s desire, no services will be held. The family will hold a private memorial and casting of her ashes.

Linda wishes everyone to practice kindness, patience and help those who may be alone, isolated, infirmed or disabled.

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