Linda Joyce Cerva passed away December 29, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with heart disease and sarcoidosis. Linda was born April 29, 1950 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to James and Betty Jo Scheets. In 1964 she moved to Boise with her family. Linda met and married the love of her life Dean Cerva in 1973. Linda was as beautiful inside as well as on the outside. She modeled for The Mode Department store in the early 1970’s. She loved to sing and performed professionally over the years. Linda loved people, everyone she met was her friend. The barbecues she and Dean had were legendary with plenty of music, laughter and great food. She was crazy about children, she was a wonderful mother and adored her daughter Laura and five step-children. Linda worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Lundy for many years until his retirement. Linda’s health began to decline in the 1990’s but even when she wasn’t feeling well she would greet you with a smile and ask how you were doing. Linda is survived by her husband Dean Cerva, daughter Laura Cerva (Brad Dundon), step-daughters Glenda (Nick) Young, Cheryl (Dennis) O’Dell, step-son Michael (Debra) Sower. Seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Siblings Ann (Chris) Ives, Kirk (Vonda) McGinnis. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jim Scheets, step-sons Ron and Bruce Cerva. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Boise at 1:00 p.m.