Linda Kay Hultz was born on October 17, 1954 in LaCrosse, Kansas to Everett & Lucille Shepard. Linda passed away on August 5, 2017 in Paradise, California. She worked as a caregiver for 30 years. Linda was a a hardworking midwestern girl who loved her family more than anything. She was a good person with a kind heart. She will be deeply missed and was loved beyond measure. She is survived by her long time partner Vince Stack of Oroville, CA; her brothers Terry Shepard of Elllinwood, KS; Jim Shepard of San Antonio, TX; her sister Melissa Shafer of San Antonio, TX; her children Patrick Franks of Salina, KS; Joseph Burgardt of Foley, MN; Christopher Gerber of Garden City, KS; Amanda Bryan of Newton, KS; Heather Hultz of Hawaii, and Rocky Hultz of Oroville, CA. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents. A Celebration of LIfe will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Palermo Grange, 7600 Irwin Ave. Palermo, California. Arrangements are entrusted to Ramsey Funeral Home 530-534-3877.