Linda L. Wetherwax, 66, Antwerp

ANTWERP, NY — Linda L. Wetherwax, 66, of 36281 S. Main St., Antwerp, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2018 at home where she was surrounded by her loving family.

Born Dec. 26, 1952, in Watertown, NY, the daughter of William E. and Mary E. Gardner Ashley, she attended Carthage Central School.

She married Donald C. Wetherwax on March 1, 1965. Mr. Wetherwax worked for the Roofers Union 195 out of Syracuse and for Farley Roofing in Gouverneur for several years.

Linda started out her career as a nurse’s aide at Mercy Hospital. For most of her life she has been a cook and worked on Fort Drum at the Officer’s Club, NCO Club and at the Fort Drum Chapel Drive Child Development Center up until she retired.  She has been an avid Kyle Busch Nascar fan, she loved spending time with her grandchildren, doing cross-stitch, drinking coffee and going to the casino.

Among her survivors are her beloved husband, Donald C. Wetherwax, Antwerp, her three children, Earl K. Wetherwax and his companion Ava Riley, Black River, Todd P. and Jodi Wetherwax, Philadelphia, Bobbi Jo Wetherwax and her companion David Prashaw, Antwerp; six grandchildren, Derek, Brianna, Jeffrey, Kailee, Blake and Jackie; two great-grandchildren, Katelynn and Tanner; two sisters, five brothers-in-law and three sisters- in-law, Bonnie J. Ashley, Calcium, LouAnne and Edward Charlton, Pamelia, Ken I. Mitchell, Carthage, Gerry R. Walts, Evans Mills, Judy  Ashley, Robert and Merle Wetherwax, Rodman, William and Carol Wetherwax, Avon, NY; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by two brothers, David E. and George C. Ashley and three sisters, Sharon M. Ashley, Jackie L. Ashley and Tina M. Mitchell.

Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Bruce Funeral Home, 131 Maple St, Black River. The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be held in the Evans Mils Cemetery in the spring.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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