Born: September 01, 1951
Died: December 28, 2011
Linda Ann Tarantino was born in Santa Rosa on September 1, 1951 to Larry Joseph and Dina Andrea (Del Carlo) Tarantino. Linda moved to Jackson with her family as a third grader and has resided there for the last 52 years. She graduated from Jackson High School in 1969 and attended Delta College. In 1971 she married Bruce Olmstead and resided in Arizona for a short time before moving back to Jackson. Linda enjoyed being a stay at home Mom, while also caring for many of her friends’ children after school. Linda started working for the Amador County Unified School District as an Instructional Aide soon after her youngest daughter started kindergarten. She transitioned six years ago to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a Teaching Assistant and enjoyed her time at Preston Youth Authority and Sierra Conservation Center.
Linda led an active life and was involved in many organizations such as 4-H, Ag Boosters, Amador Polar Bears, California Nevada Snowmobile Association, Bear River Trail Riders Snowmobile Club, and various sewing and quilting groups. She also had many hobbies including gardening, sewing and quilting, snowmobiling, fishing, camping and traveling. Above all, what Linda enjoyed most was being a Grandma (Nonnie)!
Linda is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law: Danica Olmstead and Dustin Duke, Sara and Jim Wegner, Tiffany and Michael Rice, their father Bruce Olmstead, three grandchildren: Bella Rice, Cadie Rice and Nicholas Wegner and her sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary and John Olmstead and Laura and Joe McGrath and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Larry (February 2000) and Dina (April 2011) Tarantino.
A memorial service will be held on January 7, 2012 at Grace Fellowship Church at 11:00 A.M. A reception will follow at Mel’s banquet room. Private Internment will be held at a later date for immediate family. The family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Amador, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, Ca 95642 or Amador Stars, P.O. Box 208, Jackson, CA 95642.