Waterville-Linda Diane Fraser, 61, of Waterville left us all too soon in late June of this year. Mom believed in the continuum of spirit and we, her family, are comforted in our grief by this knowledge.\r\n\r\nBorn in 1956 to Paul and Dale Hamblen, Linda lived the majority of her life in Maine where she felt embraced by it's natural beauty and quiet way of life. She attended Husson College in Bangor and later returned to school for her nursing degree while a wife and mother. \r\n\r\nThe best of our mother could be found in her compassion and empathy for the human spirit in her palliative care specialty. She felt a profound sense of honor to be invited into the fabric of a family as they wrestled with terminal illness in a loved one. Years later, this same trait generously resurfaced in offering 'forever homes' to several dogs and cats in need. She loved and nurtured them unconditionally.\r\n\r\nMom was also committed to maintaining private time, a place where she sought solace and peace in her being. It was during those times that she found expression in her paintings which depicted her feeling of connectedness with the natural elements of this world, while reflecting on the never-ending cycle of energy and spirit. \r\n\r\nThere are many recollections and memories of her infectious laughter, her 'impish' grin and the twinkle in her eye. She was also very determined to chart her own course in life and was never in any perceived rush to be someplace else other than to be present with you in a moment.\r\n\r\nLinda was predeceased by her parents Paul and Dale Hamblen and is survived by her two loving sons, Benjamin Wayne and Jacob Paul along with his wife Courtney Jo Fraser and Linda's granddaughter, Margaret Eleanor Fraser. She will also be remembered by her brother Steven Hamblen and her sisters Paul Hamblen and Dona Kanyock along with brother-in-law Steve Kanyock and nephew Weston. \r\n\r\nHer family and close friends will hold a private memorial in her honor on Saturday, July 8. The family would like to thank Gallant Funeral Home for their thoughtful and professional services. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Waterville Area Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, Maine 04901 in her name.