Linda Axelroad

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Linda Axelroad, age 65, of Atlanta, GA, died August 3, 2018. Linda marched to the beat of a different drummer, which was refreshing to people close to her.

She LOVED the outdoors and nature, and often got up before sunrise, to begin her day with very long walks and jogs, and even longer bike rides.  She literally always made time to stop and smell the flowers and talk to the squirrels. Linda relished her visits with her “buddy” and best friend in Maine where she spent hours hunting sea glass along the coastline. She would say that computers and technology were her weak points. Others viewed that as a strength, being the grateful recipients of her creative, descriptive, beautifully written snail mail letters.

Linda’s creativity was a part of everything she did. When she cooked, she loved concocting dishes that were beyond your basic “let’s eat” meals. She enjoyed making food that “gave the ole taste buds a treat.”   Her apartment was like an arts and crafts museum, chock full of her creative, imaginative artwork, often constructed from objects she picked up on her walks and bike rides, and sea glass she collected from Maine. In every nook and cranny you could find a gem. Linda would say that she liked work that kept her busy and kept her moving. From 1991 until recently she worked as a member of Union Local 834, as a decorator at trade shows. She did everything from laying carpet, to loading and unloading trucks, to installing and dismantling booths, and used her creativity to assist exhibitors to make their booths look great. Her former employees gave her the nickname “the hardest working woman in show business.”

Linda is survived by her brother, Rocky Axelroad of Phoenix, AZ., and her best “buddy” Roberta “Rob’ Bass, of Bradenton, FL.  Linda once wrote, “it was a pleasure and a pain this here living” and she was “quite content with her years of existence.”  She’ll be greatly missed.  Condolences can be left at www.GeorgiaFuneralCare.com 

15 Comments To "Linda Axelroad"

Jerry Shure On Oct 10 2018 at 4pm
Linda was one of few cousins I have and because of geographical distance I missed the pleasure of spending more time with her. But she was able to ride her bicycle across town to play Scrabble with her Mother and did so quite often before her Mother passed away. If she wanted to do something it would get done. Reply to this comment
Shunta Terrell On Aug 13 2018 at 11am
Linda will be greatly missed. Linda was one hardworking lady that I really admired! Reply to this comment
Brenda Brewster On Aug 13 2018 at 11am
My thoughts and prayers go out to Linda family. I will miss her and many wild story's she use to tell. Rest in peace. Local 834. Reply to this comment
Joedeflavis On Aug 09 2018 at 10am
So sorry to hear of her passing she was one of the hardest working women I’ve ever know . She was always smiling - never heard her complain . Just an all around good person . My condolences go out to the family. Rip Reply to this comment
Stanley Phillips On Aug 09 2018 at 10am
I met Linda in 1993, my first year in the trade show industry. She was well-liked by everyone and many will miss seeing her on the show floor. It was always a pleasure talking with her. Rest in Peace. Reply to this comment
John Pack On Aug 09 2018 at 10am
So lucky to have known you. Rest In Peace my dear friend Reply to this comment
Kenny On Aug 09 2018 at 10am
Mrs. Linda was a breath of fresh air. She was always upbeat, smiles and happy. It was an honor to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers to those closest to her. Reply to this comment
Carol Douthard On Aug 09 2018 at 10am
I'll truly miss our talks. I'm sorry I never got to say goodbye. R.I.P my friend Reply to this comment
Nancy Payne On Aug 09 2018 at 10am
So shocked to hear the news of Linda's passing..I worked with her for alit of years on the show floor..She was a hard worker and always so funny ..always having a smile on her face..She will be truely missed Reply to this comment
Linda Johansson On Aug 09 2018 at 10am
Linda was a positive spirit who was a joy to know and a pleasure to work with. She was loved and respected by her brothers and sisters at IATSE Local 834. I feel blessed and grateful to have known her for 21 years. I will miss her. Reply to this comment
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