Lynda Gonzales-Ceja passed away Dec. 7, 2008, after a short illness. She was born to Patricia (Pat) Nye and Roy Harman in Long Beach on May 19, 1959.
She grew up in Kansas and returned to California after graduating from Chanute High School in Kansas. She spent most of her adult years in Santa Rosa with her companion Angelo Rodriguez. She moved to Crescent City in May 2007.
She loved to take pictures and collected anything connected with Winnie the Pooh. Her favorite pastime was talking on the phone to her family and friends. The love of her life was Chip, her long-haired chihuahua. When she moved in her wheelchair, he moved with her.
Lynda is survived by her grandmothers, Marie Nye of Brookings, Ore., and Lottie Harman of Fredonia, Kansas; her parents, Pat Nye of Crescent City, Roy Harman of Kansas City, Kansas and step-father Andrew Hernandez of Crescent City; siblings Dona Harman (Pedro Aparicio) of Hopland; Monica Harman and Denise Hernandez (Joerinda Severa) of Crescent City, Oliver P. Randall (Kotomi) of the U.S. Navy, Bremerton, Wash., and Roy D. Harman of Chanute, Kansas.
She had three adult children, Luis Gonzales-Ceja of Coalinga, Calif., Adelina Lua (Jorge) of Port Arthur, Texas, and Sergio Gonzales-Ceja (Feliz) of Windsor, Calif. Her four grandchildren are Linda and Mereya Lua of Port Arthur, Texas, Adelina Gonzales-Ceja of Camp Meeker and Sergio Gonzales-Ceja Jr. of Windsor. She also leaves numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins in her large extended family.