In Loving Memory of

Linda Susan Rengarts

05/22/1954 - 04/18/2016

Linda Susan Rengarts, 61, of Gainesville passed away April 18, 2016. She was born in Orlando, FL on May 22, 1954 to Norma Rengarts and the late Dr. Robert T. Rengarts. She was a retired administrative assistant in the University of Florida Dept of Engineering. She was an active volunteer at Dudley Farm State Park, was involved with Gainesville Rose Society for many years, and also volunteered with Dance Alive.

Linda attended UF and had previously owned Rose Petals Nursery. She had two beloved dogs. She had also had show dogs and horses in the past. Among her many talents and skills, she was an avid gardener with a showcase yard that everyone admired. She loved to cultivate flowering plants and roses and give them as gifts to family and friends.

She is survived by her mother, Norma Rengarts of Gainesville, her brother, Andrew P. Rengarts (Roberta) of Chestertown, MD, her sister, Karen Thomas of Gainesville; and three nephews, an aunt, and several cousins. She also had numerous beloved friends.

The family will plan a memorial service at Dudley Farm at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Linda’s name to Friends of Dudley Farm. Arrangements are by Forest Meadows Funeral Home

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  1. Mary Gowdy at · Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She iuse to be a neighbor a few years ago. Mary Gowdy

  2. Sally McDonell at · Reply

    Linda was my best friend for over 23 years. I will miss her so much. Her talents were many,her accomplishments vast. The world has lost a truly gifted, loving, sharing person. Rest in peace my friend. My life is truly better for having known you., Sally McDonell

  3. Deborah (Sperry) Wetzel at · Reply

    Linda & I were best friends through college. She was a wonderful person, very loving & giving. I will miss her but have so many wonderful memories if her.

  4. Barry and Carol green at · Reply

    Barry and I had so many fond memories of Linda. Her passing is a shock and a loss. She was simply a nice person. She never spoke unkindly of others….even if it was deserved. We will always recall a special day when we bought roses from her, had a lovely lunch, then visited her office and other areas around the U of F. Her love if roses was a special focus of her life. So sad at her passing…..

  5. Pamela Greenewald at · Reply

    I was shocked and saddened by the news of Linda’s passing. She was a good friend to me in the world of roses and helped me to get started growing them. We had fun visiting and sharing our mutual love for roses and I will never forget her kind smile and helpful hand. May she be busy in a Heavenly Rose Garden in love and Joy forever. She left too soon.

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