Linda L. (McLaughlin) Vallie, 66, passed away on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at Northern Montana Hospital of natural causes. A viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the Vallie Family Cemetery at Lonesome Lake near Big Sandy.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Linda's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at http://www.hollandbonine.com.
Linda was born on April 7, 1948, in Shelby, Montana, to John McLaughlin and Isabel Morano. They then moved to Great Falls to start a family, where Linda met her soulmate, James Vallie. After dating a few months, the couple married and moved to Big Sandy. Linda and Jim had three children James 'Buddy,' Denise and Tom Vallie.
Linda was a free-spirited soul. She loved farming, raising her three children, making candles, being a homemaker, riding on the back of her husband's Harley, working in their motorcycle shop and spending time with her family.
Linda is preceded in death by her husband, James R. Vallie; son, James 'Buddy' Vallie; both of her parents, John and Isabel; brother, Bobby McLaughlin; and great-grandson Adrian Small.
She is survived by her daughter Denise (Kevin) Harmon; son, Thomas (Michelle) Vallie; five grandchildren, Ariana (James) Walker, Reggie (Nikki) Teske, Sheena (Gary) Cowan, Kyler (Katie) Vallie, and Alyssa Vallie; four great-grandchildren, Mitchell Koop, Gabriella Small, Isabella Cowan and Weston Vallie and numerous friends and family that she loved dearly.