A celebration of the life of Lynda Joy Spindor will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at B.P.O. Elks Lodge 317 on Otto St. She died peacefully at her Port Townsend home on Aug. 1. shortly after her 81st birthday. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age, she had survived nearly 70 years in good health prior to her passage.
Lynda was born July 19, 1941, in Morton, Washington, a daughter of Albert J. and Vera (Blankinship) Westall. She moved here with her family in 1949 and subsequently graduated from the local high school. In 1960 she married Richard V. Spindor. They celebrated her 81st birthday on July 19 and their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 4, 2022.
Surviving in addition to her husband Richard are son Brian and daughter Christine Inklebarger (Jeff); as well as siblings Donna Earl, Phyllis J. (Jean) Camfield (Tom) and Warren J. (Jim) Westall (Evangelina). Also grandchildren Cameron and Claire Inklebarger and step-grandson Jeff Inklebarger. She was a super grandmother — and also leaves a number of nieces and nephews.
She worked for much of her life as an associate to her Realtor husband Richard.
Enjoying a full life, Lynda was an excellent seamstress and won many blue ribbons at the Jefferson County Fair. She took pride in everything she did, including spending time with family and friends. Her laughter was infectious, and she loved everything with a big hug. She and husband Dick made many camping trips — tent camping and backpacking the Oregon Coast and the Olympic Mountains in the early years — later turning to trailers and a motorhome.
She had a great fondness for small animals and birds. Hummingbirds were her favorite, and she kept them fed year around — along with bowls of water for wild rabbits near the Spindor home off Kala Point Road.