Linda A. Grieb, 75, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, passed away Monday, May 29, 2023, at Monument Rehab and Care in Scottsbluff. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Mitchell Berean Church in Mitchell, Nebraska with Pastor Luke Worden officiating. Cremation has taken place in accordance with her wishes. Memorials may be made in care of the family and will be designated later. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.reverencefuneralparlor.com.
Linda was born June 15, 1947, in Scottsbluff, to Willard and Donna (Lowe) Dalbey. She proudly graduated in 1965 with one of the biggest classes in Scottsbluff High School’s history.
She married Ted Grieb on September 5, 1969, in Oberlin, Kansas. They lived in Oberlin a short time before moving to Scottsbluff where they welcomed their only son, Billy Grieb, on November 16, 1970.
Linda was a remarkable cook. She spent the majority of her working years sharing her culinary gifts and serving up the most delectable dishes in the area. Her homemade chicken and noodles and cabbage burgers were some of her family’s favorites. Linda was employed at the Western Cafe for eighteen years. She easily transitioned into a caregiving role when she began working at DOVES providing support and resources to single mothers and victims of domestic violence. Linda was with DOVES for ten years and then started a position at her best friend Mary’s restaurant, The Red Barn Cafe. She also worked for CAPWN and Head Start for six years. A short time later she found herself in her favorite job yet when she was hired as a lunch lady for Westmoor Elementary. She truly adored the students as well as her co-workers who became very close friends. Amidst her various jobs, Linda was a reliable and dedicated crossing guard at the 5th Avenue and Highway 26 intersection. She was recognized with a twenty-year plaque in February 2023 for her service to Scottsbluff Public Schools.
Linda enjoyed going to garage sales nearly every weekend of the season. She delighted in collecting different vintage treasures and knick-knacks. Bowling was another pastime that Linda liked, participating in several leagues over the years. She remained a top Beatles fan from the time she was a teenager throughout the remainder of her life. Her rescued chiweenie, Daisy, gave her so much joy and was her beloved, furry companion.
Linda had countless qualities that made her incredibly special to everyone who met her. She was naturally nurturing, a giver, and gave the best, honest, non-judgmental advice. She loved her family and friends fiercely and people unknowingly gravitated towards her kind, caring, sweet personality. No one could ever duplicate the wonderful, incredible gal that she was, and her memory will forever be remembered with love.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Ted Grieb of Scottsbluff; son, Billy (Shannon) Grieb of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Brandon Grieb of Denver, CO and Ashton (Kate) Kipp of Scottsbluff; her beloved great-grandchildren, Embyr and Paisley Kipp of Scottsbluff; sister, Peggy (Kevin) Segelke of Bayard; nieces, Katie (Tonia) Segelke, Kim (Nate) Graves, Kassie (Trevor) Harris, and April (Nate) Strom all of Scottsbluff and Debra (Steve) Hajek of Littleton, CO; great nephews and great nieces, Kacey (Mark) Segelke, Nicolaus Absalon, and Kobe and Alayna Strom all of Scottsbluff; along with many other extended relatives and a host of friends.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Donna Dalbey; in-laws, Don and Bernice Zimmerman; and sister-in-law, Collette Hessler.