Linda Peterson Walk

1945 ~ 2022


Canyon Rim 3rd Ward Chapel, 3051 S 2900 E Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 4, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Funeral Service

Canyon Rim 3rd Ward Chapel, 3051 S 2900 E Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 4, 2022 12:00 PM

Graveside Services

Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E 4580 S, Millcreek, UT 84117

Millcreek UT – With deep sadness and aching hearts, the family of Linda Walk, 76, share the unexpected passing of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Linda was born on July 11, 1945, in Roosevelt, Utah. She was the fourth of seven children belonging to Rhae and Leland Peterson. She grew up in Neola, Utah surrounded by family. In the late 1950’s her family moved to Millcreek, Utah.

She met her soul mate, Harold “Hawk” Walk, and they have been together for 47 years. Their marriage was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1994.

She went to Olympus High School. In her twenties, she found herself as a single mother to 4 children under the age of 10. She went back to school and received a degree from Utah Technical College. After receiving her degree, she worked there as an Executive Assistant. Linda went on to co-own an Antique Appraisal Company and finished her career as office manager for Nichols Naylor Architects.

She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She resided as a member in the Canyon Rim 2nd & 3rd Ward for 50 years. She held many positions including Young Women’s Leader, Nursery Teacher, Young Adults Leader, and Relief Society Counselor. One of her most cherished positions was being called to a Service Mission. She and Hawk were hosts at the Salt Lake City Conference Center for 5 years. She met many friends and enjoyed giving tours.

She loved service and was a member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) organization for 40 plus years. ESA is a unique international service and leadership organization focused on volunteering, friendship, and becoming the very best version of yourself. Linda held many positions including Chapter President and State President. Linda was the embodiment of the organization’s creed. She met many lifelong, cherished friends while serving her community. She traveled to many conferences and always had great stories upon her return. She loved attending these events with her ESA friends.

She enjoyed giving her time and talents to others. She was very creative and spent many hours making cards. Each card you received was special, handmade, and always included a heartfelt note letting you how much she loved you. Each of her grandchildren has a cross-stitched birth sampler and scrapbook that she lovingly made for them. She made every holiday special, always hosting family gatherings. Her home is always decorated for the occasion along with special dishes for every event! She has instilled many loved family traditions which we will carry on in her memory.

She was an avid reader, passing along books to family and friends, that also enjoyed reading. She read every night before bed. She also loved to travel. She, Hawk, friends, and family took many trips, making memories along the way. She was always up for an adventure to a new place.

Above all, she cherished her family and especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She attended all of their dance recitals, school events, sporting events, and any special occasion they had. She never missed an opportunity to tell you how much she loved you and how proud she was of you. She never judged and never missed the chance to ask you what you needed help with.

She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and a quintessential grandmother. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Rhae Peterson, brother, Kent Peterson, brother, Lonnie Peterson, and granddaughter, Alexa Hamme.

She is survived by her loving husband, Hawk; children, Terri Pappas, Mike (Shari) Pappas, Chris (Leslie) Pappas, and Sam (Heather) Pappas; stepchildren, Jerrod (Krista) Beckstead, Sheriti (Craig) Dial; grandchildren, Ella Hamme, Evan Pappas, Paige Pappas, Ethan Hamme, Abby Pappas; step-grandchildren, Terha Beckstead, Allysa Beckstead, Ashton Crowther, Stephen Crowther, Lillee Dial, Craig Dial Jr; great-grandchildren, Zoe Morrison, Elias Morrison; siblings, Alene Hughes, Dee (Karen) Peterson, Morgan (Jonna) Ray, Kelli (Larry) Bowen; 10 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 12:00 Noon, at Canyon Rim 3rd Ward Chapel, 3051 South 2900 East. Friends may call at the church prior to services from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South.


Sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Our condolences to her family. Always enjoyed Linda and her sunny disposition.

- Kim and Irene Tomsic

So sorry and sadden for your loss, she was such a neat and fun, fun lady, she will be missed.

- Judy Sullivan

So sorry for your loss we never know when it’s going to be our turn I know you had a wonderful relationship it’s hard to go on but we have no choice take care and each day at a time

- Lynda peterson

Our heartfelt condolences are going out to Linda's family.
She was such a lovely, kind, generous woman and a wonderful ESA sister and friend.
She will be missed.

- Carolyn Lema, ESA Utah State Chaplain

To Linda's family:
I am VERY shocked and saddened to see the passing of Linda. Such a beautiful lady. We were best friends way back in junior high school days. Lots of fun and fond memories. I pray that comfort surrounds ALL of her family at this sad time. (Dee, I send you my sincere condolences).
♥ Barb Belman

- barbara a belman

Harold, I am so so very sorry for your loss of your eternal companion. May Heavenly Father put his arms around you and bless you with peace and comfort at this time

- LaRae White

Harold and family: I can't tell you how sorry Linda's passing makes us. What tragedy. I had no idea she was ill. She looked in the best of health at the reunion. So sorry !! Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Love you both,
Don & Lorelei

- Don & Lorelei Lund

My heart is broken. I have MANY - MANY HAPPY MEMORIES in my friendship with Linda. We traveled together to ESA Meetings locally, in and around Utah, as well as to INTERNATIONAL Meetings where we roomed together for the week!! We LAUGHED, WE CRIED, we WALKED many miles for ST JUDE together! We planned and hosted INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS. We worked together, we supported each other holding different offices, local Chapters, City Council (years ago) State offices and Linda even held an INTERNATIONAL office.
We have been friends for 50 plus years. We are "sisters" in MANY ways.
Thanks, for the memories, Linda.

- merrilin R. Gassman