Linda Ann Ahrends, 61, of Marietta, died peacefully at home on Thursday, July 19, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Linda was the beloved daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Ahrends, dear sister of James W. Ahrends, loving mother of Heather E. Ahrends (Christopher D. “Cree” Ware, Jr.), and devoted “MawMaw” of Christopher D. Ware, III.
This kind and gentle soul had a heart of gold and will be sorely missed by her devoted family and friends. Linda was a proud graduate of Duke University and was the ultimate Duke basketball fan…. her enthusiasm for her favorite team will be lovingly remembered by so many. She was also a true dog lover who provided a home to many dogs during her life, including Izzy and Tweeter, who brought her great comfort during her final days.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 1:00pm at the First United Methodist Church, 128 North Church Street, Mountain City, TN. A service in celebration of Linda’s life will follow at 2:00pm at the church.
The family requests that donations in memory of Linda be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3525 Piedmont Road N.E., Bldg.6, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30305.