Linda Althea Dorner Embleton

1932 ~ 2023

Linda Althea Dorner Embleton, born March 13th, 1932 to Theora Almeda Hall and Nicholas Fred Dorner in Arkansas City, Kansas; and married to G Nelson Embleton on October 4th, 1952 in Bentonville, Arkansas; passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 18th, 2023.

From a very young age Linda loved tennis, swimming, and all athletic endeavors. She was always up for playing or watching sports. When the Rockies came to Denver in 1993, baseball became her passion. She spent 17 amazing seasons working for the Colorado Rockies. Even after moving to Salt Lake City, her Rockies were never far from her mind or heart. Mom watched a spring training game the night before she passed.

Linda never met a stranger and was an example to us all of kindness and service. Her legacy lives on in the lives of those she touched. Her choice of profession as a nurse was an example of her desire to serve. Through her work she met life-long friends. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her delight. The day she passed there was a cacophony of laughter, singing, and conversation in her room. She loved to have people around her and family parties and celebrations were such a joy to her. She and Dad traveled to spend time with family and friends who lived away. With him she was able to visit many exciting places.
Linda lived her life following the teachings of her Savior. She had such a passion for sharing this love and devotion that she became a host for many missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She touched their lives and hearts and cheered and supported them when they were low and frustrated.

When she retired from nursing she worked for the Colorado Rockies and as a sample sharer at Costco. These were the ideal ways for her to spend her time talking with people and enjoying the roar of the crowd at the Baseball Park.

Linda loved animals and was devoted to those lucky enough to live with her. Her dogs were her companions and she spent many hours walking at Cherry Creek Reservoir with her last and dearest dog friend, Maggie. Linda loved to play games. A hand of cards or game of dominos made her so happy... She and her cousin, Jean, had regular “Scrabble and lunch” dates for many years.

Linda lived a life of gratitude. Thank you came easily to her lips. Good manners and writing thank you notes were very important to her.

She was survived by her five children: Dianne, Susan, Monica, Dale, and Patrick; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Nelson, her granddaughter Katrina Ambrose and a great granddaughter, Rose Ambrose.

We who knew and loved her are all the better for having her in our lives.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Twenty First Ward Building located at 668 Second Ave, Salt Lake City, UT. A graveside service and burial will be held on March 31st at 1:00 PM at Fairmount Mortuary 430 S. Quebec Street, Denver Colorado.

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In lieu of flowers we ask that you do an act of kindness in honor of Linda.


Monica and family-
I am so very sorry for your loss. It is never easy but I hope your beautiful memories of your mom will help ease the pain .

- Marie Romano

We have lost a dear friend whom we loved and appreciated for her bright spirit and fun-loving nature. Her sons Dale and Pat were great friends of our children while in their teens. We always enjoyed having them in our home. We miss you Linda!

Our sincere condolences to all of her family, and special thanks to Dianne for her dedication and loving care of her Mom in her final years while living with you in SLC.

- Leroy and Lynne Likes

With tears in my eyes I will miss taking to seeing you and all the menories we have when our kids were teenagers.You are out oof pain and in the arms of all that love you. Lynne and Leroy Likes and family


Dianne, please accept mat heartfelt condolences on the death of your mother. Though I did not know your mother well, in reading her obituary it is clear that she was a wonderful woman (as is her daughter, the apple does not fall far from the tree). It seems that she lived a long and fruitful life. And again, we are so sorry for your loss.

- Gene Fitzgerald

I can say with a grateful heart; Linda was a delight, we spent many times walking Maggie, going to movies, sharing meals, laughing and her jokes were sweet, too. The memoir says so much of Linda, she lived her life well. I thank God for Linda and will always have her in my heart, two hearts and one mind. My prayers and hugs for all family members 🙏

- Estella Bernal

Wish we could be there with everyone. Sending love to all who felt her love.

- Sean, Tara, Ronan, Orion

We shared many years as neighbors and friends. Linda was always positive and upbeat and I will miss our conversations, as well as the laughter we shared. Just a few years back, I was listening to the Rockies talk radio, and heard a voice I knew I recognized. I called Linda that night (in Utah) and, yep, it was her. Too many great memories to list. Thank you to her was the most important thing to her. You are sorely missed my friend. Time for you to rest.

- Judy O