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Linda Carango

October 14, 1961 - October 6, 2020
Lawton, MI



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West Michigan Cancer Center
200 North Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 382-2500
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 58, died on October 6, 2020. Linda was born October 14, 1961 in Chester, PA. With a strong heart and a tenacity for life, Linda brought joy to everyone around her. She was known for her impeccable integrity and trustworthiness, traits she and her husband, Troy, raised their 2 sons with. With true determination, while raising her boys and working she also attended Davenport University, earning her bachelor’s degree in business management with a 4.0 GPA. She was even known to tactfully correct her professors on occasion. She had a passion for both gardening and cooking. Her flower and vegetable gardens rivaled the best of Better Homes and Gardens magazine and her meals were always lovingly prepared with fresh herbs and spices. As a family, Linda made sure they experienced everything life had to offer taking countless trips together around the country and overseas with Hawaii being a favorite destination. Linda shared her life with a one-of-a-kind group of special friends and family whose hearts are heavy with treasured memories.

Linda was preceded in death by her stepfather, Jack; and 2 brothers, Buddy and Teddy. Surviving are her husband, Troy; children: Vincent (Julia) Carango and Nathan Carango; step-grandchildren: Oliver; her mother: Joan Newlan; siblings: Cindy (Fran) Scullion and Barry Lincoln; sister-in-law: Tracy (Brian) Rhodes; and nieces and nephews: Tim, Brittany, Brandon, Casey, Amber, Zachary, Austin, and Luke.

Cremation has taken place. A gathering will be held at a later date. Visit Linda’s personal webpage at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com where you may read her Life Story, archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign her online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to West Michigan Cancer Center. Arrangements by Betzler and Thompson Life Story Funeral Home, 60900 M-40 Hwy, Paw Paw (269) 657-3870.