TORRINGTON – It is with great sorrow that the Shoults Family announces the passing of their beloved Linda Lee Shoults, age 69, of Torrington. Linda passed away at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb. with her family by her side until her last breath. It was a very sorrowful time on July 8, 2017, as the family gave her her wings after a long, brave battle to rehabilitate from a ventilator and gain as much quality of life while dealing with COPD.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at North Hills Baptist Church in Lingle with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington. Cremation has taken place, at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send their condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneral
Following burial, there will be a reception for friends and family to come together to celebrate Linda’s life as wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend, at the Pony Express Room located in the Lincoln Community Center, East 23rd Avenue and East D Street in Torrington.
Linda’s life began on April 11, 1948, in Torrington with Murel E. Moorehouse and Pearl (Barbara) Flury as her parents. Linda had a baby brother, Ken, join the family six years later. She went through the Torrington school system for her education and graduated from Torrington High School in 1966. Linda made many friends going through school; friends who remained as friends throughout her life. Her giving, loving, faithful personality allowed for many friends to come into her life as an adult and she “adopted” many of her daughter’s friends.
She was a one-in-a-million friend to all who were lucky enough to get to
She fell in love and married her high school sweetheart, James B. Shoults on June 23, 1968. Linda and Jim were then blessed with two daughters and Denise and Dianna went on with their lives and brought five beautiful grandchildren to their world; Jamie J. Prickett, Karlee K. Teague, Kristyna K. Prickett, Maddison E. Teague, and Ryker E. Bierschenk. Her family and friends were her world.
For the majority of Linda’s adult life, she was a caregiver of her mother, Pearl, and her children. Linda then worked in the Torrington schools as a substitute teacher for many years, mostly in the elementary grades. The kids loved Mrs. Shoults. She also worked at The Cottonwood Country Club with her Aunt Keeta Kurtz setting up and cleaning for events. She then spent many years as caregiver of her Aunt Keeta until her passing.
Linda’s passions were in the arts and crafts. She was an avid quilter with beautiful skills in crocheting. She used her art skills to regain her fine motor skills while attempting to rehabilitate after her illness took hold. In those years, she created beautiful pieces in colored pencil on canvas board and sold them to help her family be by her side through the “Love For Linda Fund.” She was an amazing, creative, beautiful soul who will be missed beyond words and who touched many lives in more ways than can be counted.
Linda was preceded in death by her mother and father, Pearl (Flury) and Murel Moorehouse, and many beloved aunts and uncles, including her Aunt Keeta (Evelyn) Flury Kurtz and her husband, Elmer Kurtz.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Shoults, of Torrington, her children, Denise Shoults of Maxwell, Neb., and Dianna (Shoults) Teague of Henry, Neb., her brother, Ken E. Moorehouse of Jackson, and his sons, Kenneth M. Moorehouse and Bryan W. Moorehouse. She is also survived by her five grandchildren.
“God doesn’t want to merely feel deeply about a person in heartbreaking circumstances. Aren’t you glad that Jesus did more than just “feel bad” about your sin? He went much further than pitying our sad situation. He put himself in our place, and His love has given new meaning to the word “compassion.” Special thanks to all who supported her through love, prayer, and the “Love For Linda” fund, so that her family could remain at her side and ease the financial burdens. As well, to Ronnie Pittman, for her love and dedication to the family home while Jim and Linda could not be there.