Linda Marie (Long) Martinez, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, surrounded by her family at Benefis Hospital.
She was born on August 11, 1948, at St. Ignatius to Dorothy Drebes Long and William Long. Linda attended school in Columbia Falls and graduated in 1967.
Following high school, Linda worked in the service and retail industry in the Flathead Valley. She married Dale Gilbertson, and they moved to Chester, where they owned and operated the Tip-Top Tavern until Dale's passing in 1982.
Linda married Marty Martinez September 19, 1986, starting what would be a life-long adventure. Together, Linda and Marty combined her finely honed business skills with his technical abilities to found and operate Falls Phone Center. Her role as Vice President would encompass many hats. She was responsible for payroll, crew scheduling, and retail operations. Linda's practical experience was tempered by her passionate dedication to her customers; this was instrumental to the success of their company.
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