Linda Kay Clough
Oct. 12, 1945 - Aug. 30, 2012
NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska --Linda Kay Clough, 66, of North Platte, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
Linda was born Oct. 12, 1945, at Cambridge, Nebraska, to T.E. and Bertha Lucille Decker Stevens. She grew up in McCook, Nebraska and graduated from McCook High School in 1964, then attended Christian College in Columbia, Missouri, from which she graduated in 1966.
On Aug. 14, 1966, Linda married George Edward Clough at McCook. They made their home in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she worked for Hovland-Swanson as a model and professional seamstress and George attended U.N.L. They moved to Lexington in 1967, then returned to Lincoln the following year and she resumed her work with Hovland-Swanson and George attended law school. In 1971, Linda and George moved to North Platte, where they raised their sons and were very active in the First Presbyterian Church.
Linda was diagnosed with MS in 1974 and continued to be an active person who enjoyed traveling, gardening and tending to her flower beds. She also was active in Cub Scouts and was involved with MS Support Groups during the 1980s and 90s. Linda was one of the original contact support persons for the Rape and Domestic Abuse Program in North Platte. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was a Deacon and on the Christian Education Committee. She was also a longtime member of P.E.O. Chapter GO
In 2003, Linda went into Centennial Park Retirement Village. She was lovingly referred to as "Sunshine" at the nursing home.
Linda is survived by George and their two sons, Ryan Clough, of Lincoln and Spencer Clough, of North Platte; two brothers, Jack (Norma) Stevens, of McCook and Ernie (Lucille) Stevens, of Loveland, Colorado; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and other family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, T.E. and Bertha Stevens; and two brothers, Gene and R. Vaughn Stevens.
Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.4, 2012, at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore with Pastor Polly K. Deppen of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore. Memorials are suggested to the P.E.O. Scholarship Fund. Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.