Linda Lu Ponci

date of birth August 13 1955

date of death February 17 2012

Linda Lu (Spignesi) Ponci was born at Tinker Air Force , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Ruby and Robert Spignesi.
During her youth she moved to Colorado, California, Scotland, and Germany. In school she excelled in Choir and Drama, and made lifelong friends before graduating in 1973.
As an adult, Linda continued to move and travel. She entered the insurance business, working her way up from desk clerk to underwriting auditor, and met her husband and love of her life, Craig Ponci.
While married 31 years, they lived in Washington, California, and Oregon. She enjoyed the outdoors, and often went camping, fishing, and on road trips with her husband. Linda was always an ideal mother, full of love and patience. Her daughter's friends frequently called her "mom". She selflessly cared for others, and always went the extra mile to ensure they were taken care of. Not only a good-hearted person, she was also beautiful, fun and full of life. She had many hobbies, including collecting films, especially the classics, and entertaining for the holidays. Her extravagant decorating made the seasons festive and her home inviting.
Linda was involved in her neigborhood association and always had a hand in her children's schools. She loved and enjoyed  her young grandson, and she maintained friendships around the world, including alumni from Bitburg American High School in Germany.
Preceeded in death by her sister, Cynthia Spignesi-Harris and father, Robert Spignesi. Survived by her Mother, Ruby Spignesi, brother Robert K. Spignesi, sister Sandra Whitesell, husband Craig Ponci, daughters Stephanie and Jennifer Ponci, and grandson Hayden Ponci.

"Your smile will always be remembered, and will always provide warmth and comfort"

A Memorial Mass will be Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 12:00pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milwaukie, Oregon.


28 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Dawn Grant Kahre My beautiful, gentle, sweet-voiced friend will live on in the lives of the loving husband she adored, the precious daughters she cherished. the wondrous grandson she treasured and the friends who knew her as the ultimate giving soul. As you once wrote to me, "You are forever close in my heart dear friend ..."

Candle lit by A sweet, compassionate soul with which I am glad I had the good fortune to have crossed paths.

Candle lit by Jim and Dora Bradley We will miss you and your laughter. We will always remember going with you and Craig to "Love" in Vegas. How you loved the Beatles music. We appreicate your special friendship and love which we will alway treasure. Jim and Dora

Candle lit by Carla Hilton Bailey always an "Angel" here on our Angel in Heaven.

Candle lit by Alvin R. Alexander May you forever be our guiding light.

Candle lit by Dewilla Hooper I can still hear your laugh! I know you are giggling, and laughing, and having a grand time in heaven now with your sister and your Daddy.

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Candle lit by Iove u Linda!!!

Candle lit by Ted & Gayle Jarrett A beautiful angel has gone to be with our Father in heaven. We will always love you and cherish our memories of you! Rest In Peace our beautiful cousin, Linda Lu.

Candle lit by Melanie and Alex Diels My Dear Auntie and Godmother, I love you more than words can express. Please watch over all of us and give our love to Cissy and papa. Love you to the moon and back! Ponci Family, There are no words to express my extreme sadness--My Auntie was like a second mom to me--always taking me in over summer breaks and treating me as if I were her own. I simply cannot believe she is gone. Love you all so much.

Candle lit by Pher Shirley Ahh Linda Lu...I am going to miss you my friend. You are an angel and I hope you'll fly to unimaginable heights in your new "home". My wishes are with you and family...

Candle lit by Kay Langford Jones We will miss you so much when the Barons gather this summer. We will honor your memory and raise a toast to you skyward. You will be forever in our hearts.

Candle lit by KatiemO'Connell I love you guys and I wish I was still there with you. Linda was such an awesome person and mother. I will always remember her visits to Sacramento and how much fun she had and how often she talked about how much she loved her husband and daughters.

Candle lit by Patrice Chaffee Thomas Though you are physically gone from here, your spirit lives on...your Light will always shine in the memories you created out of the Love you shared.

Candle lit by Patti Spignesi Doyle Linda Lu, You will be forever remembered with love. Aunt Patti

Candle lit by Lisa Lattime My thoughts and prayers are with the Spignesi & Ponci families during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort.

Candle lit by We will remember you and see you again. Debbie & Lance Armstrong.

Candle lit by Evelyne Carey Christich Thinking of you will ALWAYS make me smile and feel happy...I will hold my memories close to my heart...Your friendship was a blessing...and I will always cherish it with great fondness and love...RIP sweet Linda Lu....

Candle lit by You gave so much love and understanding, and it is reflected everyday by those you touched.

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Candle lit by Lisa Ponci Hindley Your beauty & laughter will live forever in my heart. Our family is blessed to have You,Papa,Gram and Uncle Doug to watch over us from above.

Candle lit by Tiear (Sherrod) Beenblossom and Family Aunt Ruby, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. As well as all family and friends during this time of sadness. Lots of love, Tiear and Family

Candle lit by Lance Armstrong Your smile will forever be remembered by all your fellow Bitburg HS Alumni friends.

Candle lit by Sandy Whitesell My Dearest Little Sister, Linda Lu, There are no words to express my feelings of heartfelt grief. I keep thinking about that duet that we sang at the Bitburg Talent Show: "Make of our Hands one Hand." "Make of our Hearts, one Heart." Well, I will always have your Hand, but my Heart is forever broken. I will miss you and love you every day of my life, for the rest of my life. I guess God needed an Angel in Heaven, because he took our Angel on Earth. You were, indeed, the Wind Beneath My Wings. Rest in Peace my little Angel. My Love FOREVER, Your Loving Sister, Sandy Sue

Candle lit by Sweet Linda, you were always there for me when I needed a friend. Some how you always knew when to drop me a note or just say hi. You will forever be in my heart. Bless you!

Candle lit by Stephanie I miss you, Mommy.