Linda Lou (Clark) Urich
Linda Lou Urich, age 77, of Dows passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Fort Dodge Villa Care Center in Fort Dodge.
Linda Lou, daughter of Clarence and Hilda (Black) Clark, was born June 26, 1938, at Eldora. Linda attended schools in Ames, Clarion, Goldfield, and Eagle Grove, graduating with the class of 1956. Linda attended Fort Dodge Beauty Academy, graduating in 1958, and worked at several beauty salons in Fort Dodge. She moved to Ackley and Humbolt, then opened her own beauty salon in Dows in 1960 and retired in the ’80s. She worked at Clarion Care Center, moved to Branson, Missouri, and did laundry, housekeeping, and cooking at a large motel. She also did factory jobs, drove a semi truck, rode her Honda motorcycle, and did some welding.
Linda Lou grew up on a farm near Goldfield. Linda was married to Vern Pederson in 1959. He died in 1977. Linda married Leonard Urich in 1962. He died in 1983. Linda married Roger Gardner in 1988. He died in 2006. Linda had two children and was a member of the Dows Presbyterian Church. Her hobbies included fishing, boating, doing puzzles, reading, walking, and collecting angels.
Linda is survived by son Lance LeeRoy of Dows, brother Wayne (Dorothy) Clark of Osage, nephew Cory (Angie) Clark of Ankeny.
She is preceded in death by mother Hilda and father C.W. Clark, brother Verle, infant Kirby Lee, and niece Jennifer Clark.