Our loving mother, wife, grandma and aunt Linda Quintana Nabor O’Donnell passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 19,2021 at home, due to complications of Cancer. She fought a good fight and gave it her all until the end. She was a very strong woman.
Mom was born and raised in Ogden Utah, the oldest daughter of Ray C. and Martha Quintana. Her love for her father, mother and her siblings were indescribable. She knew that any of them would be there for her whenever she needed them and she for them. Family was everything and family always came first in her life, she always made sure everyone was ok before herself. She accepted everyone and welcomed them into her home or just basic conversation but she always made her opinion known. Our mom was very straight forward and to the point, she had no filter, we all knew where we stood with her and loved her for being her.
She married Eugene Nabor in Ogden Utah in 1966 and had three children. They later divorced. On December 18,1982 she married Kevin O’Donnell and gained another son. Kevin was stationed at Hill A.F.B. and soon received orders overseas. Mom and Kevin traveled to many foreign places and then Kevin was sent to the first Desert Storm. Mom was in Torrejon, Spain for 9 months by herself while Kevin was in the first Desert Storm, but she made the best of her time volunteering for the Red Cross for the military families going through the same thing as she. She made a lot of friends in Torrejon, Spain and Bitburg, Germany that last to this day. Mom made many lifelong friends wherever she went. She could start a conversation with anyone, anywhere and then they were friends for life. Once Kevin retired from the Air Force, Mom and Kevin came back home to Ogden Utah. Before being sent out overseas and after coming home, Mom worked at McKay Dee Hospital as a housekeeper. She loved her job and her coworkers. She was loved by many people there. Mom was an avid sports fan and supported all her children in all their baseball games and any sports we participated in. She was a season ticket holder of the Ogden Raptors, the team knew and called her Mama Lola. She loved going to Wendover and playing the penny slots. She had the luckiest winning streak and always came home winning jackpots every trip.
A special thank you to Hilda and Gary for all of your every loving friendship for our mom. She enjoyed going to bear lake to your cabin.
She is survived by her loving husband – Kevin O’Donnell Ogden Utah, her children – Gino Nabor (Jana Kearl) - Hooper Utah, Michael Nabor (Jason Lake)- Layton Utah, Ursula Nabor (Chad Gunter)- Green River Wyoming, Michael O’Donnell - Logan Utah. She was so proud and loved her grandchildren – Jade (Logan Hembree) Meridian Mississippi, Trenton Krentz - Green River Wyoming, Darian Krentz - Green River Wyoming and Draaxtyn Kearl - Hooper Utah.
Siblings – Cindy Quintana - Ogden Utah, Ramon Quintana (Bonnie) - Liberty Utah, Leeroy Quintana (Margaret) - Ogden Utah. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Ray C and Martha Quintana, her brother, Christopher Quintana and her niece, Jacqueline Quintana.
She is also survived by so many aunts, uncles, brother and sister in laws and cousins from the Martinez, Nabor, Quintana and O’Donnell families. All her nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces that she truly loved so dearly and each and everyone of them held a special place in her heart, a smile to her face whenever she was with them. Always remember - Aunt LaLa, Aunt Lin and Mama Lola will love you forever. She will be watching over all of us forever!
We would like to thank all the nurses and doctors at McKay Dee Hospital in the Cancer Care Center also the ICU nurses and doctors for being so kind and showing mom compassion at her time of need. Our family would like to give an extra special thank you to all at Applegate Hospice and Nurse Shaunee, Dr Firth for being so supportive to all of our family during mom’s final days.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 10 am at St Joseph's Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden, Utah followed by burial at Ogden City Cemetery..
In the lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations to be made to the American Cancer Society in mom’s name followed by burial at Ogden City Cemetery.