Linda Lea Hinkle Ross Stocker, of Keizer, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. She was 63.
She was born in Salem on July 13, 1947, to Dorothy Klassen and the late Robert Dean Hinkle Sr. She lived most of her life in Salem and enjoyed a career as a hairstylist. She appreciated her Native American heritage and participated in her family’s living history programs at the Lelooska Cultural Center in Ariel, Wash. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Dean Hinkle Jr., and her father. Survivors include: her mother; two sons, Jeff (Cathleen) and Greg (Samantha) Ross; sister, Cindy Hinkle of Sonoma, Calif.; stepson, Scott (Jennifer) Stocker; stepdaughter, Erin Stocker; nephew, Andy Hinkle of Springfield; two half-brothers, Chris Hinkle of Washington and Guy Hinkle of Salem; stepbrother, Bruce Klassen of Salem; and six grandchildren, Dallas, Bailey, Alex and Maddie Ross, and Kelsey and Karley Foster.