Linda Verity DuBos

Profile Updated: August 27, 2014
Linda Verity
Residing In: Union, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Patrick DuBos
Homepage: View Website
Occupation: retired
Children: Stephanie M. Jepson, Robert A. Jorgensen, Robyn Leveton, Christian Sean Jorgensen 12/09/77-01/18/2010, More…Tiffany M. Jorgensen; Grandchildren: Brandon A. Jorgensen, Benton G. Jorgensen, Persephone M. Cizak, Christian Michael Jorgensen
Linda Verity

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School Story:

Has it really been almost five years since our last reunion? The 45th was wonderful. It was great to renew old acquaintances and to learn where life has taken fellow classmates. I am saddened to learn of the passing of too many that have sailed with us on the sea of life.

My life, like most, has been rewarding but also touched with hardship and heartache. I was blessed with five fabulous children and five even more fabulous grandchildren. I had one marriage that ended in divorce; and one with Patrick that is full of joy, love, and adventure.

I had a long and rewarding career in real estate law but an inoperable brain tumor forced a retirement I didn't want and wasn't prepared for. Do you believe in the power of prayer? I do. After being placed on a number of prayer lists, the tumor suddenly and, for the doctors, inexplicably disappeared.

Needing to fill all those empty hours, I began a semi-successful line of children's fashions called Tea Party Fashions. The clothing was beautiful but my dream of becoming fabulously well-known and successful was short lived.

On January 18, 2010, I lost my youngest and most cherished son, Christian, to debilitating depression which resulted ultimately in him taking his own life. There are no words to describe that type of loss. No way to explain the pain. No way to even begin to know how to continue on with my own life.

I have always loved to write and have learned much in the process. So knowing the benefits of journaling, I began to write about my feelings and what it was like to lose a child. From those writings a blog on the loss of a child to suicide was born (a journey, Death by Suicide, a Mother's Story); and from that, three self-published books. I have been told that these journal entries and books have helped thousands of people but for me they have created a timeline of where I was in the beginning of the grieving process and where I am now.

From that empty place within my soul, I found an outlet by drawing and painting. Only in art can pain be truly understood and the agony in the soul revealed. I have sold several paintings but I don't do it for that reason. I do it to help lift myself up from that black place called sorrow.

In November 2012, my granddaughter ask me to create some fashions for her American Girl doll. Not really my thing I thought but for her I'd do it; and while I was at it, I'll volunteer to do the same for our local Foster Children"s Program. For two months I sewed and found a love in creating trendy fashions in miniature.

I now have a shop on Etsy called Rhinestones to Rubies which is becoming wonderfully successful. I am, however, finding it difficult to keep my shop fully stocked. I create, it sells. One day I have 41 listings and in a week or two only 17. I can't keep up. Too many long hours. I guess we should be careful of what we wish for. I would prefer to spend those hours with my adorable, amazing grandchildren, Brandon, Benton, Persephone, and little 3 year old Christian.

I rejoice that my 90 year old Mother is still going strong and now lives in Henderson, NV. She's still independent and lives in her own home. As she always tells me "Don't say go unless you mean it." And when I'm with her that is exactly what we do. Go, go, go.

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Mar 06, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Cecil, If you and John are still together, please give him my love. Once upon a time I lived across the street from him and our parents were friends. I guess we were both in diapers when we first met. Even though I don't actually remember that, my Mom has a picture of a chubby baby John wearing a diaper. He was always a great friend.

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Posted on: Jan 11, 2015 at 9:59 PM

Happy birthday Tim. I hope your day was fun filled and amazing.

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Posted on: Jan 05, 2015 at 5:09 AM

I thought about you on your birthday and hoped you were having a wonderful day. I was in Las Vegas for New Years Eve. It was down into the 20s and freezing but still a great time. Loved the fireworks. I wish you much happiness in the new year.

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Posted on: Oct 07, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Happy birthday Bill.

Sep 18, 2014 at 9:44 PM

John,

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday so I'm sending belated birthday greetings. I hope your day was wonderful.

I loved the nice long letter you sent to me. I copied it and took it to Nevada so I could share it with my Mom. She was happy and pleased to hear the news from your part of the world.

It seems an eternity ago that we last wrote - my fault. I wish that you were going to be at the reunion so we could catch up. But I certainly understand why you won't be. I remember seeing pictures of you in Momma's album and you must have only been one or two years old. We have been friends for a very, very long time.

My husband just got out of the hospital today so I must go and be sure he has everything he needs. Take care of yourself and your family.

Love, Linda

Aug 27, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Nothing like doing things at the last minute but today I made my flight and hotel reservations to attend the reunion. I had wondered how I would get from the airport in BWI when an online friend gave me information on a shuttle service that runs from the airport to just outside Ocean City. The customer service agent said the driver could call a cab and have it waiting for me when I arrive (at 9:55 pm on October 2nd). So no excuses. Problems handled and I'll be there. So excited.

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Aug 24, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Posted on: Aug 23, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Nice to see that you are no longer "missing".

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Posted on: Aug 12, 2014 at 7:25 AM

I know I wished you a Happy Birthday on Facebook but I'm doing it here also. Actually its past midnight now and your birthday is over but my wishes for a very special year didn't end at the twilight hour. Many happy returns for the upcoming year and beyond. I don't think I can financially do the reunion but I hope that you and all that attend have a wonderful, wonderful time.

Aug 03, 2014 at 3:33 AM

It's almost your birthday and I'm hoping you have a wonderful, wonderful day.

Apr 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Happy birthday Diana! Wishing you a wonderful, very special day.

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