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Linda Clark Raattama

RAATTAMA, LINDA CLARK – age 70, of Miami, FL passed away on October 16, 2015. Linda was born in Gainesville, FL and grew up in Alachua (Forest Grove) FL., where she attended Santa Fe High School – Class of 1962. It was through church and high school that Linda would meet and eventually marry her husband of 50 years, Henry “Hank” Raattama. After graduating from the University of Florida, Linda and Hank moved to various Army posts during his military service, and then in 1972 made Miami home. Linda was a resident of Miami for 43 years. She loved sailing, either racing or spending a leisurely day aboard her Flying Scot, “Water Raatt.” Linda was a Girl Scout leader, a Sunday school teacher and a Museum of Science Planetarium volunteer when her daughters were younger; however, it was her love of far off adventures that led her to become a travel agent. She was blessed to be able to visit many places around the US and the world. If you named a country or state, chances are she’d already been there and would advise you on what to see. She had a generous, loving heart along with a great sense of humor that touched many lives. Preceded in death by her parents Fred and Christine Clark of Forest Grove, FL. Survived by her husband, Henry “Hank” Raattama; daugher, Maija Kristina Izzo (Jim); daughter, Kemi Edwards (James); Grandsons, Anthony Izzo and John Henry Edwards; Brother, Fred B. Clark (Dana); Sister, Mary Lynne Ridgdill (Gary); Nephew, Dexter Ridgdill. Funeral Services will be held Saturday October 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church of Alachua with family receiving friends one hour prior to service. Burial will follow immediately in the Forest Grove Cemetery, Alachua, FL. A reception will be held at the family farm immediately following the committal service at Forest Grove Cemetery. There will also be a memorial service scheduled at a later date in Miami. Memorial donations may be made to the Schiff Center for Liver Disease at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine – http://www.schiffcenter.org/giving.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!