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Linda Uhler


Last updated 2/10/2020 at 3:01pm

Linda Uhler, a vibrant and gregarious lady, died and went to heaven Feb. 5, 2020. Her husband, Michael, was at her side as she slipped away.

She was born Jan. 29, 1940, in Los Angeles, Calif., to the late Clifford and Frances Smart. Her two older siblings, Marion and Allyn, preceded her in death.

She grew up in southern California. Following graduation from high school, she attended Mt. San Antonio College and the Good Samaritan School of Nursing.

After giving birth to her two daughters, Mary Kathleen and Wendy Ellen; and son, Erik, she and her husband began a series of moves in connection with his employment. Their family spent time in Tulsa, Nashville, Kansas City, Reading, Penn., and Cleveland.

She was active in children’s activities, including Girl Scouts, softball, youth baseball, soccer, marching band and theater. She also found time to work as a catering supervisor, coffee expert and word processor.

Eventually retiring to Brevard, she became active in square dancing and choir. She sang in the choir at St. Timothy United Methodist Church and with the Transylvania Choral Society, where she also served a term as president.

Survivors include her husband, Michael E. Uhler; daughters, Mary Finn and husband, Robert, of Franklin, Tenn., and Wendy Holden and husband, Daniel, of LaVergne, Tenn .; son, Erik Uhler and Kristine Leighton, of Parkville, Mo .; grandsons, Patrick Finn, and wife, Leslie, of Columbia, Tenn., Bradley Finn, of Knob Noster, Mo., and Judson Holden, of LaVergne; great-grandson, Walter Finn, of Knob Noster; nephew, Barry Smart, and wife, Susan, of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 1020 Asheville Highway, in Brevard.

A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary gifts be made to the Transylvania Choral Society, designated for the benefit of the Western North Carolina Alzheimer’s Society.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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