Linda Agnes

Obituary of Linda Sue Agnes

Linda Sue Agnes was called home on May 10, 2023. Services will be held at Riverside Funeral Home on May 20, 2023, with the viewing from 1-2pm and memorial service from 2-3pm.

Linda Sue Agnes (Govan) was born in Idabel, Oklahoma on February 6, 1945, to Erven and Addie Govan. Linda’s parents moved to Tucson, Arizona where she would grow up with her two brothers Arthur and David. Linda graduated from Tuscon High School and pursued a nursing career. She graduated from the University of Arizona receiving her bachelor's degree in nursing in 1965. Linda got married in 1970 to Eugene Agnes and moved to New Mexico, where she started her family. Linda was a mother of 4 and juggled her career as a nurse. Later in life Linda would be encouraged and supported by her husband Eugene to move up in her career and become a nurse practitioner. She achieved her degree from the University of New Mexico as a Nurse Practitioner. Linda served in the medical community for over 50 years in Arizona and New Mexico. She retired in 2019 from Mcleod medical center in Moriarty, NM.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents Erven and Addie Govan, husband Eugene Agnes and daughter Chequille Agnes.

Linda is survived by her brother Arthur and wife Joy, brother David and wife Danielle, 10 children; Cheryl Y. Agnes-Russey and husband Joe, Gil Agnes(Eugene II) and wife Mary, Jayne M. Cunningham and husband Vincent, Daryl K. Agnes Sr. and wife Sonja, Cynthia Agnes and D’Mitri Agnes; 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a multitude of family members and chosen family members from her beloved Church, Creative Memories and Bible Study.

Today we are honoring, celebrating, and remembering Linda Sue Agnes. She was a devoted Christian, wife, and mother. Growing up in the Agnes household we were brought up to love and serve God, obey our parents and be good citizens. We are all a work in progress and our mother did not judge us or turned away from us. She always loved us unconditionally and prayed for us all the time. I would like to share one of the many memories of mom. When mom would bake her infamous pound cake our house would smell delicious, and the finished product was even better. This pound cake would be taken to many church and family events for years. I (Daryl) would like to say this on behalf of myself and my siblings, my mom’s pound cake can be imitated but never duplicated and we do not eat imitation pound cake LOL. The next greatest thing about mom, she was our #1 fan and supporter in our extracurricular activities. I cannot tell you how many straw hats she tore up at the soccer games. Seeing mom in the audience was the greatest feeling. Mom wore many hats and to name a few. She was our 24/7 nurse, she was the taxi driver, she was a seamstress, she was a baker. As we became adults my mom was accepting and caring to our partners. She became Grammy and she was the greatest grammy ever. She adored her grandchildren. My mom was available anytime of the day or night when it came to babysitting the grandchildren. We had to call on her a couple of times in the midnight hours when we had another grandchild for her. My mom enjoyed when we would be gathered, especially when we were eating. This was her opportune time to break out the camera. Mom may not have been a professional photographer, but she took photography seriously and if you were elected to take photos you better bring her some good pictures.

She enjoyed taking tons of photos and prepping them to be placed in their special album. Mom enjoyed capturing the precious moments when she could, and she did not mind “stealing” photos when needed.

My mom did not always want posed pictures she liked her photos to be as natural as possible, but whenever the camera came out you can expect she was getting a lot of posed pictures along with photo bombers, silly shenanigans, and anything else we could think of that we wanted mom to catch in the moment.

These are just a few memories that I wanted to share with you all. I hope you have as many good memories of mom, grammy, and Linda. Share your memory if you like.

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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque