Linda Faye Boudreau was born on October 28th 1946 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, second of three children, to Lela Faye and Clebert Thomas Wood.

The family moved to California when she was two years old and relocated to Kerman, California when she was in elementary school.  Linda graduated from Kerman Union High School in 1964, and subsequently graduated from Fresno City College in the summer of 1966. Years later Linda returned to California State University, Fresno, earning both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree

In the intervening years, Linda married and gave birth to two children, Christopher Aaron and Alicia Marie

Linda’s career path has allowed her to meet and work with a diverse demographic; additionally, following retirement from the State of California, it is her honor and pleasure to volunteer at the Veterans Memorial Museum (on Tuesdays in the Legion of Valor Office with Ed, and on Wednesdays in the Library with Don and Ron).

Linda has enjoyed 31 years as a volunteer ski patroller, she is an 8 year member of the Fresno Community Emergency Response Team; over the past 15 years has participated in the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew.  More recently she is actively involved as a member of the Central California Animal Disaster Team (deploys to fires to set up/man pet shelters for Red Cross evacuees’ household pets), and joined the California Fish and Wildlife’s Natural Resource Volunteer Program last spring.

It is Linda’s joy to volunteer at the Veterans Memorial Museum in honor of her father, who proudly served in the Army Air Force during World War II.

Linda thanks all of the brave men and women who have fought, and to those who have died for the freedom of Americans, and to ensure the freedoms of all people worldwide.