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Linda Joy Hartwig

February 27, 1949 — August 24, 2023

Asheboro, NC


Linda Joy Hartwig
February 27, 1949 – August 24, 2023

Linda Joy Hartwig, age 74, of Asheboro, transitioned to her heavenly home on August 24, 2023.

Linda was born on February 27, 1949 to Joseph and Mary (Hutzaluk) Lukowski in Fort Meade, Maryland, and joined her sister, Priscilla (McClellan of Chesapeake, VA), in many adventurous family travels while her father served as an Army Chaplain. Fiercely proud of her Ukrainian heritage and immigrant grandparents, she was a first-generation female college graduate in her family, earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

After initially rejecting him as her date after an ill-fated summer camp banquet when they were just 10 years old, Linda accepted a second date several years later with Roger, when they ended up attending different colleges in the same town. Roger eventually became her college sweetheart and they were married for more than 53 years, sharing many moments filled with love and laughter. Linda maintained a passion for education and was a gifted, yet humble, musician, devoting her talents to being a teacher and pastor’s wife, striving to show the love of Christ to others in many different areas in which she served, often in the background supporting others. She was loyal, generous, brave, and unwavering her in faith and hope in the Lord. Her laughter could fill a room with joy. 

Linda cherished her family and devoted herself to being a loving mother to her children when they were young (and out-swimming them in the pool), and cheering them and their spouses on in adulthood: daughter, Holly Moorhead, and her husband, Andrew, of Asheboro; and, son, Ryan, and his wife, Jill, of Tustin, CA. More than anything else however, she delighted in being “Grammy” and spending time with, and telling others about, her completely beautiful, talented, smart, funny, and deeply loved grandchildren: Graham and Anderson Moorhead; and, Halle, Alia, Katelyn, and Matthew Hartwig. She also is survived by her sister, Priscilla McClellan, and niece, Erin (Michael) Bean of Chesapeake, VA. Her unwavering prayers for her family throughout her life continue as reminders of her presence and love in the lives of her family.

Linda’s family is deeply grateful to the compassionate caregivers who have lovingly and patiently cared for her, and especially every kind hand that has recently touched Linda’s life and her family’s hearts in North Pointe Assisted Living of Asheboro and Hospice of Randolph County exemplifying Colossians 3:23-24.

The family will celebrate Linda’s life in a memorial service at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, NC, at 2:00 pm on September 10, 2023. 

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, September 10, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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