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Linda Hardesty - hottamaly

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Linda left us last month, at home, apparently in her sleep.

She was known here as hottamaly. 

One of the best load organizers for low to mid experienced jumpers that I ever jumped with.  She wouldn't key the next point until everyone was smiling. :)

She had the greatest smile too.

Fly free Linda. 

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I saw that on the Airtrash page a couple weeks ago, was saddened. I did some of her student jumps when she went through AFF at Elsinore in the early 90's. Beautiful human being, always bright, cheerful and positive whenever I saw her. And you're right - great, genuine smile.

Fly free indeed...

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On 5/3/2019 at 4:58 PM, skybytch said:

Linda left us last month, at home, apparently in her sleep.

She was known here as hottamaly. 

One of the best load organizers for low to mid experienced jumpers that I ever jumped with.  She wouldn't key the next point until everyone was smiling. :)

She had the greatest smile too.

Fly free Linda. 

Awwwww MAN!  So sad to hear.  She was an absolute JOY to deal with when I was a military end-user of Bonehead products.  I even got to meet her in person a time or two - genuinely a great lady. 

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On 5/3/2019 at 3:58 PM, skybytch said:

Fly free Linda. 

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Skydiving gave me a reason to live 
I'm not afraid of what I'll miss when I die...I'm afraid of what I'll miss as I live 

Linda Hardesty "out"

 

 

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I'm very sad to hear this.  Does anyone know about service arrangements or a family contact?  She was living in Nevada.  I know a bunch of people here in So. Cal would like to send her off properly.

Here is her trademark smile going through the hoop at night time.

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We will be holding an ash dive and Celebration of Life for our friend Linda Hardesty on Saturday, September 7th at Perris Valley Skydiving. The jump will be at about 4:00 PM, and we'll meet in the pool area for story telling, drinking, and such afterwards.  Please let me know if you plan to attend.

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On 6/9/2019 at 7:55 PM, rscott said:

We will be holding an ash dive and Celebration of Life for our friend Linda Hardesty on Saturday, September 7th at Perris Valley Skydiving. The jump will be at about 4:00 PM, and we'll meet in the pool area for story telling, drinking, and such afterwards.  Please let me know if you plan to attend.

We're in!  Jerry & Barb Swovelin

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Wouldn't miss it for the world.  Linda was such a sweet soul, always ready to help, with a smile and kind word.  Even though it's been years since we connected, I will miss her.  Fly Free, dear Linda.  May you fly with the dragons . . . 

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Hi everyone.  Here is an update for Linda’s ash dive and celebration.  I hope to see everyone there.

·         Location:  Skydive Perris

·         Jumpers arrive at the airport by:  2:00

·         Dirt dive:  2:30

·         Take-off:  4:00

·         Ashes released:  4:25

·         Appetizers and drinks in the pool area:  4:45 

·         Cost:  

               - Jump

               - Optional donation for appetizers, no more than $10

 If you are on the dive and have not confirmed with me recently, please let me know.

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