Linda Wygal

Linda Wygal

March 9, 1942 - September 15, 2014

Dear Friends,

Linda Wygal, a beloved member of the Fellowship of Friends, completed her task after a prolonged struggle with cancer, on Monday, September 15, 2014, at 4:44 pm. Linda turned seventy-two years on March 9th.

Linda joined the Fellowship in the Los Angeles Center, on March 9, 1973. She moved to Apollo in 1974. In the following years she and her husband Kenneth moved to Hawaii to reopen the center, spent several months in Mexico, and spent one year in the Los Angeles Center. They then returned to Apollo in 1987, where they have since lived.

Linda served the School – whether it was as chef at Apollo d’Oro, or as Vice President of the Fellowship – quietly and consistently. Her paintings, which demonstrated her love of beauty, have graced the homes and offices of many.

On behalf of all who knew you, we thank thee.

The Elysian Society

Epitaph:

Journey Forth

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Funeral Service Text:  Linda Wygal 2014-09

The day which we fear as our last, is but the birthday of eternity.
Seneca

  1. John Murphy August 4, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Linda & Kenneth were so Kind to me in a very challenging time in my Life!
    Some 40 yrs. later & She still left a Lasting impression on me….
    Friendship & Love are Forever!!!

  2. Andreea Federspiel-Otelea September 28, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    First I met Linda’s paintings and then I met her in person years later . As a new student , her paintings made a strong impression on me ! The way she could absorb the light and show it on the canvas again was a statement of her own being . Linda , you already have that light in you ! May you just keep following it !!!

  3. William Coney September 28, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    There were moments, when, because of our relative roles we were on different sides of a problem. And yet I remember in the middle of that several conversations about the school, our teacher and what personal work meant to each of us.It generated such respect and understanding between us. We were able to play our respective roles in a positive way.

    I will miss her.

  4. Maressa September 28, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    After the service I have a felling that I have Never had in this kind of events; I felt so colorful inside…in way similar when I visit Mexico City…she was a beautiful painter.

  5. Manuel Nunez September 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Linda was an often seen gentle presence at RVW for the last months of her life. She had such kindness towards us when visiting, that made us all feel happy at her side.

  6. Christopher King September 22, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Linda was consistently kind and gracious throughout all the years I knew her. Bless her.

  7. Peter Albert September 18, 2014 at 9:38 am

    It was Linda that I handed my first Teaching Payment to, 38 years ago, in Hawaii.
    As of today, she remains among five of the most important students that I’ve met in the School.

  8. Karen Harvey September 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Many years ago I came to know Linda through our work in the Collin Office. When I began to confide in her, I discovered a kindred soul who believed in me. And then I saw I could believe in myself. Linda was true to herself, thus challenging us to follow that lead. I can think of few others who personify the words, “In all external grace you have some part,
    But you like none, none you, for constant heart.” Truly.

  9. Alisanne Frew September 17, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you for helping us remember dear sweet Linda. A sweetheart.

  10. Celso Teixeira September 17, 2014 at 10:34 am

    All your sweet lessons, and the magic and color of your so deep and kind presence will always feed our souls in Divine Fire.

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