Linda Mae Hoffman, 65, of Buhl, Idaho passed away on April 2, 2023 at her home, after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by her family. Linda was born on August 23, 1957 to Donald Dean and Cordia Pauline (Whaley) Cantrell in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Linda attended a few different schools in her childhood, including Aurora, Missouri as well as Wendell, Castleford, and Buhl, Idaho. On New Years Eve 1974, Linda met Scott Hoffman. They became good friends but didn't start officially dating until the summer of 1975. Two years later, they were married. Their loving relationship gifted them with two children, and they spent 45 wonderful years together as best friends and true life partners.
Linda explored various jobs throughout her life, and ultimately made the decision to go back to school to create a future in social work. She first achieved an associate degree from the College of Southern Idaho. In May of 2000, after an incredible amount of work and sacrifice, she graduated with her bachelor's degree from Idaho State University and obtained her license in Social Work. Linda applied her knowledge to help others, first through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare serving children and families in the foster system, and later as a PSR worker helping vulnerable adults access mental and behavioral health services.
Never one to shy away from a good joke, Linda was frequently laughing and bantering with her family. Even a cancer diagnosis couldn't take away her sense of humor, and her last days were spent ensuring her family tried to find the best in a crummy situation. She demonstrated more strength, courage, and grace than anyone we have ever known, and helped us find a peace we would not have known otherwise. We always have, and always will, love you to the moon and back.
Linda is greatly missed by her beloved husband, Scott; daughter, Amanda (Josh) Holtz of Mountain Home, Idaho; son, Cody (Victoria) Hoffman of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Trinity, Ember, Scott, Isabella, and Emilia; four sisters, Rebecca Francis, Judy (Keith) Cook, Beverly (Dewey) Nipper, and Sherry (Jim) Byrd; brother, Ralph Carnahan; and many more extended family members. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Dean and Pauline; and two brothers, Johnny and Wesley.
Per Linda's wishes, her family will be hosting a private celebration of life in her memory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Linda’s memorial webpage at www.farmerfuneralchapel.net.