November 4, 1948 – July 29, 2022
Linda was born in Louisville, KY, to Theodore C. and Ethel L. Purdy. Theodore (Ted) was head Pharmacist and owner of Purdy Drugs. Ethel was a secretary for the Federal Land Bank. The two met and were soon married, moving into the apartment over the store. Ethel became one of the workers in the pharmacy, running some of those tasks necessary in the store and making deliveries. Those jobs, along with being a wife and mother, soon called for a move to the suburbs.
Linda was the third child of that marriage, having two brothers, Robert C., a podiatrist, and Allen C., a buyer for Taylor Drugs, continuing the family’s interest in the medical field. Linda wanted to become a nurse but because of the rules of the nursing school to be unmarried during the professional education at the Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Linda changed her educational studies to secretarial/medical backgrounds. She graduated with honors (Beta Club) from Waggener High School and Spencerian Jr. Business College, with a major in secretarial/medical studies and became an orthodontic chairside assistant. She loved working with the doctors and having a chance to work with the children.
Soon after Linda’s graduation, two jobs, and helping her Podiatric brother in his practice, she met the love of her life, Roy E. Nachand, an engineering student at the University of Louisville Speed Scientific School. Roy’s interest in Aerospace Engineering and his attraction to a pretty little blonde hair girl, Linda, whose smile would light-up a room, resulted in marriage in 1968 and a subsequent move to Dayton, OH, where Roy worked at Wright-Patterson AFB for 17 years. Linda worked for an orthodontic partnership, Drs. King, Mayerson, and Stump for several years before turning her attention to full-time motherhood.
When Roy received a unique job opportunity in Colorado and with Linda in total agreement, they moved to Colorado Springs, CO. They fell in love with the city, their neighborhood, and the high school system where their two boys, Christopher D (Betsy), now of Castle Rock, CO, and Adam W (Allison) now of Burnsville, MN, excelled in their studies. Linda was so proud of the boys for their educational efforts and the professionals they became. Christopher has a Computer Science Degree, a Master of Science Degree, an MBA in Finance, and several Microsoft certifications. He is a Senior Manager in Software Engineering. Adam has a BA Degree in Biology and a Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D). He is a clinical pharmacist in a pharmacy benefits management company. Both families blessed Linda with grandchildren; Chris and Betsy with Jacob and twins William and Abigail; Adam and Allison with Alyssa and Alexander.
Linda had a great personality and many friends. She was a member of a monthly luncheon club known as the Red Hat Society, where all the members wore purple clothes and especially red hats! The group was mostly to help where help was needed and to Praise the Lord every day. Linda, when needed in her early years, volunteered each Tuesday in the Dayton, OH, Montgomery County Children’s Dental Clinic until it closed.
Linda was an animal lover, especially fond of dogs. Over her life she had fish, birds, many dogs and five chinchillas. Since Linda was such an animal lover, she asked that any contributions be given to the United States Humane Society or to one’s church of choice.
No services will be held.
After cremation, Linda’s ashes will be held in the Song of Mary Columbarium at the Shrine of Remembrance in Colorado Springs, CO.