MISSOULA — Celia (Cy) Diane Linsted, 80, Missoula, was diagnosed with cancer on July 22, 2019. After a brief, hard fought battle, she passed away Aug. 3, 2019.

She met our Dad (Robert Walter Linsted) in Billings and they married on April 5, 1959. Pamela Rae was born in 1959, Vicky Beth 1961, and Douglas Robert 1967. Mom is a Grama to Doug and Berta Linsted’s kids (Andie, Riley and Blake), Vicky and Bill Dougherty’s kids (Kyle and Megan) and Pam Tagliareni’s kids (Mike, Paul and Beth).

We had many memorable celebrations with special drinks and snacks. Her favorite holiday was Christmas Eve with our Swedish traditions from our Dad's side. She also enjoyed spending time at her family's place on the Stillwater River. Mom was very active in her Swedish group (Vasa) and her church (Immanuel Lutheran).

We are going to miss the “Lead Swede’s” wife and her sharp memory that was with her until the very end.

Memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Missoula Immanuel Lutheran Church, 830 South Ave. W.

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