Linda Rose Bernhardt, 55, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 3, 2019. She was a longtime resident of Sterling, VA. Linda was born on Friday, May 29, 1964, in Madrid, Spain to Daryl and Pauline Bernhardt. She was the youngest of four children and the only daughter. Linda was born into an Air Force family and traveled all over the world as a child. She settled with her family in Albuquerque, NM, upon her father's retirement from the Air Force in 1974. Linda attended Manzano High School and New Mexico State University, and went on to have a successful career in public outreach and project management in the Washington, DC metro area.
Linda was preceded in death by her grandparents, Godfrey and Melinda Bernhardt, and Abel and Rosa Trujillo; and by her father, Daryl Thomas Bernhardt. She is survived by her mother, Pauline; brothers Victor (Patricia), Richard, and Randy (Belinda); nephews Michael, A.J., Scott (Jennifer), and Jacob; nieces Trinity and Erin Rose; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Linda was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and trusted friend to many. She enjoyed arts and crafts, puzzles, music, singing, and had a wicked sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Friends may visit Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd NE.
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