Linda Angeline (Henry) Commissaris, 71
Linda Angeline (Henry) Commissaris, 71, passed peacefully on June 20, 2015, after a courageous five-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Linda was born to the late, Ralph and Arlene (Shurburn) Henry on Aug. 31, 1943, and was proud to call herself a farmer's daughter. As share crop farmers, her family moved several times throughout her school years before residing in Climax-Scotts, where Linda graduated with her high school diploma.
In 1968, she married Aaron James (Jim) Commissaris and they soon moved to Allegan, where she resided the rest of her life. After high school, Linda worked for the Upjohn Company until the arrival of her son, James (Jamie) in 1972.
Linda worked a variety of administrative support positions and she finished her career as a clerk with Allegan County Circuit Court. She was also a successful Mary Kay consultant and had achieved sales director, earning cars and trips.
Linda was a founding member of Christ Community Church in Allegan, where she volunteered at the Vine food pantry and in many other ways to help others.
Linda had a passion for horses. She was a past member of the Allegan County Pleasure Riders and Allegan County Sheriff's Mounted Division Auxiliary. In her free time, Linda could be found in her garden, riding her horse Rodney or following her grandsons in sports and school activities. She always had time for family and friends and cherished her time visiting around the campfire.
Surviving are her son Jamie and Jamielynne Commissaris; her three grandsons, Trevor, Teagan and Christopher; two brothers, Larry and Karen Henry and Ralph and Debbie Henry; her sister Susan and Dawn Henry; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Linda was preceded in death by her ex-husband Jim, and triplet grandsons, Tristin, Trace and Tarver.
Following Linda's request, cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, June 24, from 11 a.m. until service time at 12 p.m. at Christ Community Church in Allegan. Pastor G. Patrick White will officiate. Private interment will be at a later date at Mendon Cemetery.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo or Christ Community Church.
Arrangements are being provided by Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com.