Linda Jane Feist December 10, 1941 – December 9, 2015

Linda Jane Feist December 10, 1941 - December 9, 2015

Friends and family are invited to her memorial service and to Celebrate Linda’s Life on January 16th, 2016, at 10:00 A.M.,. at the Immaculate Conception Church with reception to follow after the service at Paines Restaurant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Benito Cattlewomens, P.O. Box 539, Tres Pinos, CA 95075 or Pet Friends P.O. Box 1191, Hollister, CA 95024.
 Linda passed away on December 9th, 2015, the day before her 74th birthday,after a brief illness. 
 Linda is survived by her loving husband, Marion Jim Feist, children: Joseph, Michael (Marcie) and Louis Arena; Greg (Andrea), Danny and Lori Feist; her grandchildren: Brandon, Amanda and Christian Feist; Jessica, Jon, Jake and Brooke Williamson; Haley and Nicole Arena; her sister Beverly (Sam) Robinson and dear friend Jayme Stewart. 
 She was predeceased by her first husband, Louis Arena and step-son, Rodney Feist.
 Linda was born in Lynn, MA to Herbert and Doris Thistle (deceased). Their family moved to San Jose in 1950 where she and her sister were raised. 
 She attended Santa Clara High School and was on the cheerleading squad. After graduating, she began her career as a legal secretary and later married Louis Arena (who passed in 1982) and had three sons, Joseph, Michael and Louis.
 On May 16th, 1986, she married Jim and they moved to Hollister. 
 She enjoyed her cats, dogs and horses, especially Tassy and Lily, and her gardening. 
 She was an active member of the San Benito Cattlewomens and loved to help during the Livestock Judging during the fair. 
 Linda had a loving, caring soul and expressed it by hosting their many family gatherings at their home. She spent time volunteering at Loaves & Fishes. She enjoyed getting away with trips to Oklahoma, fishing at Lake Shasta, Lake Tahoe and gambling at Reno (especially the Peppermill) as she was a lucky lady!

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