Linda M. (Frego) Yarger, 62, formerly of Massena
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 7:57 am

September 30, 1950 was a lucky day for the world. On that day Linda M (Frego) Yarger was born to Larry and Lillian Frego in Massena, New York.

On September 14, 2013 heaven became more complete when Linda entered through its gates.

Although Linda's own life was difficult and the last twelve years were filled with far too much pain, she spent each and every day doing her best to make things easier for everyone else.

Putting others first is something much easier said than done. Yet it was something that Linda accomplished with grace and ease. The world has never known a better wife, mother, or grandmother. Our lives were made orders of magnitude richer by her presence, and will be undeniably poorer with her loss. The world seems far less bright without her light in it.

Linda grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York. After graduating from high school and moving to Washington D.C. she worked for the FBI in the finger print identification department. She worked at a bank for several years.

She truly began her career at Gallup as a Systems Analyst. Linda was a dedicated and talented employee. She sometimes would work all day and night to finish a project before a deadline. She was a master at juggling the various elements of her work for Gallup, never losing focus of even one. She was amazing.

Linda was someone who cared deeply for her friends and family, and she was always interested to learn of new developments in their lives. Her compassion and understanding always brought people together. Her positive attitude and charm allowed her to connect with people quickly, and in meaningful ways.

When she was able, Linda loved to have visitors at the house in better times, and she would often hold conversations with them long into the night. She had a true gift in her ability to convey her warmth and love, as well as dispensing advice that was practical as well as noble.

Linda is survived by her husband Kent, her son Josh, daughter-in-law Patience, daughter Jessica, son-in-law Micah, her one year old granddaughter Vera, as well as honorary son Kevin. She also leaves behind a sister Laurie and brother-in-law Tony, brother Leo with sister-in-law Ann, and brother Lee with sister-in-law Michelle, along with a great many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Although heartbroken to have her gone, we are all exceedingly thankful to have had her in our lives. As previously mentioned, she was the best wife, mother and sibling a person could possibly ask for. More than that though, she was truly a person of the highest caliber. If we could all muster even a tenth the compassion, a fraction of the optimism, or a slice of the joy that she exuded with each and every breath, the world would be a far better place. She truly was an exceptional person. She will be missed.