Linda Marie (Payne) Yozgat was born on October 24, 1950 in Bethesda, MD. She was the daughter of the Late Harold and Eleanor Payne of Poolesville, MD.
Linda attended Montgomery County Public Schools and graduated from Wheaton High School in 1969. In March 1989 she married Semsi Yozgat. They resided in Virginia during their marriage which ended in divorce in 1998. Semsi remained a friend and supporter of Linda until her death.
Linda’s work career expanded over 30 years in the federal government. She retired on October 31, 2014 from FDIC as a program analyst. Linda received numerous commendations for her outstanding work and commitment.
Upon retirement her favorite pastimes were spending time with her family especially summer cookouts, holidays and family reunions. Linda enjoyed cooking and her favorite dishes were lasagna, beef stroganoff and chicken divan. Her pumpkin pies were her specialty at Thanksgiving. Linda was a passionate animal lover. She nurtured cats and a dog “Hyman” to their end. She also made it her duty to feed the squirrels and birds, her yard was their restaurant. She contributed to many charities supporting animal rights.
Linda leaves to cherish her memory her sister Barbara Naylor Goss; brother Harold “Tommy” Payne(Janie); niece Tonia Naylor; nephews Phillip Goss, Jr, Harold Payne III, Darryl Payne and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Linda was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Payne.
Linda will always be remembered for being generous, kind and thoughtful to all. She will be truly missed but is now resting in the peaceful arms of the Lord.
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