Smith, Linda (nee Loring) age 74 of Mounds View was born on October 29, 1948 in Portland, Maine to Joan D'arc Ayotte and Linwood Lee Loring. Upon graduating Lewiston High School, she and her brother, Jon enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. While stationed at Parris Island, South Carolina, she met and married her husband, Ted. She settled and raised her family in Mounds View, Minnesota. Linda was a devoted mother to her two sons. She loved knitting, dogs, and her home state of Maine. Above all else, she adored her granddaughter, Maddy. Linda was preceded in death by parents; husband, Theodore (Ted); a brother and a sister. She is survived by her sisters, Kathy, Anita; sons, Theodore (T.J.) and Wayne; daughters-in-law, Ann and Jill; and granddaughter, Madeline (Maddy). A private interment will be held in Maine.