Linda Elaine Kissack (17 Jan 1957 - 21 Jan 1984)
Recorded by Kern Valley Sun on Thursday 26 Jan 1984:
Linda Elaine Kissack, 27, was born in Bakersfield, on January 17, 1957. She passed away on January 21, 1984, in an automobile accident in the Kern River Valley.
Linda lived all of her life in the Kern River Valley attending Woodrow Wallace Grade School and Kern Valley High School where she participated in sports and Future Farmers of America and graduated with honours.
While attending California University at Davis, she was president of the Ag. Club and leader of a demonstration at the National Convention. She graduated from Davis with honours in 1979. After spending a year in graduates school she decided to come home to manage the Kissack Ranch Kissack Ranch in Lake Isabella.
She leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother William W. and Grace Kissack, a sister and brother-in-law Carolyn and Andy Hancock of Boise, Idaho; a sister-in-law Lynda Kibbe Kissack and 4 nieces and 2 nephews, Kimberley and Kristine Kissack, Haather and Angela Young, Scott Kissack and Craig Young. She was also dearly loved by her aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her only brother, William Lee Kissack on October 18, 1982.
Linda was loved by all her friends and neighbours and well respected by her co-workers.
A memorial service was held at 2 pm on Tuesday January 24, at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella. The service was conducted by Linda Inlow, Minister of the Highland Chapel Methodist Church, The soloist was C. Ann Ricker accompanied on the organ by Ann Carey.
The family is establishing the Linda E Kissack Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations may be sent to Bruce Farmer, Vice-Principal, Kern Valley High School, PO Box 1027, Lake Isabella, California 93240.