Linda Darlene Dormady passed away on May 25, 2021, at the age of 74. She would have been 75 next month.
She was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Harry “Jack” and Wilma Belle Burns McCoy. She also resided in Miles City, Great Falls and, currently, Billings.
She is survived by her daughter, Brandi Dormady Chambers (Blair); her sons, Johnathon, William, Sean and Blaze McCoy; her grandson Micah and granddaughter Jeanne Lin; her sister, Sherri Braunstadter (Terry); her sister, Judy Yound (Randolf).
She married Clarence Dormady and, after 10 years, they divorced. She was preceded in death by Clarence Dormady; her niece, Joan Snortland; her nephew, Paul Atkins; her mother, Wilma; her father, Harry K. “Jack”; her brother, Jack Kenneth; and her sister, Patricia McCoy Atkins.
For many years, she served as a foster mom to many children and loved them all. She was an outstanding musician and singer, and she shared her joy of life with all her family and friends.
A Grandma’s Poem
It seems that grandmas always need
A little one to hold;
To kiss and love, with all their hearts,
To shelter from the cold.
It gives me so much pleasure
When you sit upon my knee,
To know as I grow older
You will always keep me company.
I’ll tell you lots of stories;
I’ll sing you lullabies,
and you will know I love you more
With each beautiful day that goes by.
I used to hold your mommy
And hug and kiss her, too.
I love her very much, you know
The same way she loves you.
I used to wish that she could stay
My baby all her life,
But God intended for my little girl
To grow up to be a mommy and a wife.
And that’s why He makes grandchildren —
To fill the empty gap.
It would be such a lonely world without you.
Come — sit on Grandma’s lap.
— Donna M. Bussey