Former Juneau resident Linda Gale Goldsmith Landingham died on June 21, 2010 at her home in Wasilla. She was 45.
Born on March 18, 1965 in Selma, Ala., Gale spent 30 years of her life in Juneau. She was well known in Alaska for her tireless efforts in animal rescue and advocacy.
She is survived by her husband, Matthew Landingham; son, Randall Wolfenberger; daughter, Amanda Grace Cross; parents, Beverly and Stanley Churchill; sisters, Jose Kirkland-Rhine of San Francisco, Calif. and Mitzi Kirkland-Ives of Springfield Mo.; brothers, Robert Goldsmith of Reno, Nev. and John Kirkland of Bothell, Wash., and many friends and relatives in Alaska and other states.
A Juneau memorial for Gale is to be announced.