Linda Kay Kroupa – July 1, 1951-January 12, 2023, Phoenix AZ. Linda passed away at the age of 71 after a year long battle with cancer. Linda was born in Long Beach CA on July 1st, 1951 to Sally & TJ Kirkpatrick. As a teenager her family moved to Tacoma WA, where she graduated from Mt Tahoma High School in 1969. Linda went on to become a legal secretary and remained in that profession until she retired. She also worked in the tower at Spanaway Speedway where she met her husband, Doug Kroupa. Together they lived in the Eatonville area for 33 years until 2021 when they moved to Phoenix to enjoy the sunshine in their retirement years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sally & TJ and her sister Cheri. She is survived by her Husband, Doug; Sister, Cathy; Children, Shawna (Kevin), Peni (Will), Jason, Anton (Terri), Ben (Dayna), Jimmy (Jill), and Matt (Jamie), as well as 11 grandchildren, and more friends and extended family than can be counted…all of whom she loved dearly. Linda was the kind of person that loved everyone, she was fun to be around and always had people laughing. She will be missed beyond measure. A celebration of her life is planned for the afternoon of July 1st at her daughter’s home in Eatonville. Linda asked that no funeral services be held, but was open to a backyard BBQ with friends. Everyone is welcome to attend, open house style 1-5pm.