Born Dec. 28, 1992, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Linzi Brianna Dudding came into this world a beautiful, one-of a-kind daughter of God. She was lent to her parents, Sharla and Brian, for a brief 18 years before her return home on Aug. 4, 2011.
As a child in a military family, Linzi was able to see and live in numerous states and different countries throughout the world.
From the time she was born, Linzi was an intelligent girl. She graduated from Mountain Home High School with high honors. She was awarded a special distinction in debate and was also selected by the Mountain Home Idaho Ladies' Auxiliary of the American Legion to attend Girls State.
With Linzi's grades and accomplishments, scholarships were offered to her to attend college, but it was her passion for hair that kept her vacillating back and forth between the University of Idaho and The Paul Mitchell Academy.
Never judgmental, never questioning of character, always willing to help regardless of person or circumstance, her mother Sharla says it best: "Linzi's greatest distinction was her passion for people." No matter if it was for fun, to share tears, or to lend a helping hand, Linzi was there to share her compassion.
She will always be her Daddy's "Scooby Doo," her Grandmas' "Honey Bunny" and "Linny B," her Mommy's little girl, Sister and Cousin's "Link." She will be an irreplaceable loss to us all. We will remember Linzi for her ambition and general love of life.
She loved listening to music, being with friends and family, camping, riding 4-wheelers, turning boring moments into fun ones, being outdoors and laughing.
She is survived by her parents, Brian and Sharla, sister Hailey, brothers Robert and Bradley, of San Antonio Texas, grandparents Garn and Sue (Bingham) Dye, of Mackay Idaho, and Bobby and Hazel Dudding of Racine, Ohio, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 9, 2011, in the Lost River Valley at the Moore, Idaho LDS Stake Center with her final resting place at the Lost River Cemetery.