December 24, 1942 - May 6, 2022
Linda Carol Stoddard Raccuia passed away peacefully on May 6th, 2022. She was born in Salt Lake City on December 24th, 1942. She forever after shared her birthday with the Christmas season and loved the Savior and the Church with her whole heart. Linda was born to Rule Elwin Stoddard and Dorothy Jean Anderson Stoddard. She grew up in Layton, Utah and attended Davis High School. After high school she became a beautician. She met her lifelong companion, Joseph James Raccuia, while working at the Arctic Circle. He would come in for hamburgers and she would talk. She loved to talk. They dated for two years and were married on November 20th, 1964. They lived in Layton for one year and were blessed with their first son, Tom. Joe then spent a year in Vietnam. After his time overseas, they were moved to Altas, Oklahoma with the military where they were blessed with their sweet girl, Terri Jo. Linda remembers spending nights chasing rabbits. They would collect the rabbits and then at the end of the day, they would release them all back. She loved outdoors and time spent with nature and animals. While in Oklahoma, Linda spent hours serving in many callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her favorite callings dealt with music. Linda loved singing and loved teaching music. After Oklahoma, the military again moved the family to Anchorage, Alaska where they were blessed with their last child, Tim. The family loved growing up in Alaska. They have fond memories of hunting, fishing, camping, cold mornings, wild animals, picnics, clam digging, smoking salmon, and seeing God’s beauty among the glaciers, rivers and forests. She always spoke fondly of the camping trips and the family time they spent together there. She was part of many road shows, dance festivals and productions that were put on there. She was especially proud of her performances in “Saturday’s Warrior,” and “Within These Walls.” She loved singing with multiple church choirs and loved passing on her love for music to those around her. She once got to sing for Spencer W. Kimball and has a fondness for that memory. She credits her love of the Savior for getting her through many trials. In 1983 they moved back to Utah. Here, she worked many places but ended up working 22 years at Shriners Hospital. She loved working there as an admit clerk and felt she was doing her part to help disabled children all across the nation. She felt her work was a way of giving service every day and that was what she loved. After moving around a bit, she and Joe ended up living in Rose Park for 22 years where they made many lifelong friends. It was while living there that they were sealed together in the Salt Lake Temple on November 20th 1997. After retiring, she and Joe served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Genealogy Library. Linda always had a fondness for family history and knowing and searching for all her relatives. Linda loved faith, family and friends. Her family was very special. She regularly got them together for family home evening. Some of the grandkids’ favorite family memories are: life-size battleship in the back yard, singing every verse (and even those that did not exist) of any song, and laughing as she tried to pronounce ‘Uchtdorf.’ She never did get it right, though he was a favorite apostle. Linda was a warm smile and a hug to all those who knew her. On her wall was a sign that said “when you’re here, you’re family.” That was her motto throughout life. Linda was preceded in death by her eternal companion Joseph James Raccuia, who died on January 16, 2018. Linda is survived by her sister Penny (Bob) Avery and brother-in-law Leland Judd. Her children, Thomas (Brenda) Raccuia, Terri (Lorin) Schreiter and Timothy (Brenda) Raccuia. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Emily Raccuia, Rachel (Dallin) Dragon, Heidi (Austin) Francis, Meredith (Evan) Williams, Joseph Raccuia, Jacob Schreiter, Zachary Schreiter, Elizabeth Raccuia, Benjamin Raccuia, Emma Raccuia and Rebecca Raccuia. She has one great-grandchild, Jayvyn Dragon. The family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses that have helped her through her multiple health problems. They would especially like to thank Dr. Scott Beckstead. She considered him a true friendon . Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building located at 200 West 200 North, Bountiful UT. Viewing will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the church and one hour prior to the services on Friday.
Linda Carol Stoddard Raccuia passed away peacefully on May 6th, 2022. She was born in Salt Lake City on December 24th, 1942. She forever after shared her birthday with the Christmas season and loved the Savior and the Church with her whole... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Linda Carol Stoddard Raccuia passed away peacefully on May 6th,...View More
Customized sympathy cards. Mailed for you.Send a Card
Photos & Videos
Share and view memories of Linda...View Photos & Videos