LINDA PRAAMSMA

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LINDA PRAAMSMA LINDA PRAAMSMA passed away in Pahrump on March 7, 2014, at the age of 64 after an eight-month battle with liver cancer. Born Rosalinde Lydia Esseline Praamsma in the Netherlands in 1949, as a baby she emigrated with her parents and brother and sister to Australia, where they lived for nine years. In 1959 the family came to the States, settling in Los Angeles where Linda spent most of her life. She attended Hollywood High and spent two years at Croft House School in Shillingstone, Dorset, in England. The daughter of Dutch comic strip artist and animator Siem Praamsma, Linda worked as a cel painter in the cartoon industry, beginning with Hanna-Barbera Studios in 1972. Through the years she was employed in most of the animation studios in Los Angeles, including Filmation, Don Bluth, and Walt Disney Animation. Her numerous screen credits (as Rosalinde Praamsma) include Hercules, Tarzan, Treasure Planet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Pocahontas. A born traveler who loved history and archaeology, Linda visited most of the European countries, as well as Turkey, Israel and Russia, and Peru. Her favorite hobbies were quiltmaking, reading science fiction and genealogy. Together with her sister she created a website for her Praamsma family roots: www.praamsma.org. Taking an early retirement in 2004, Linda moved to Nevada, dividing her time between her home in Pahrump and her summer cottage in Holland. In Pahrump she was a member of Women of the Moose and Pahrump Grange #18. Linda passed away at the Beehive Home in Pahrump and donated her body to medical science. She is survived by her parents, Simon and Laura Praamsma of Pahrump; son Jacob Alifrangis and daughter-in-law Irma Aceves of Los Angeles; partner Edward Oades of Eastbourne, England; sister and brother-in-law Saskia Raevouri and Matthew Block of Pahrump; brother Michael Praamsma of Hilversum, Holland; and niece Lydia Praamsma of Dundee, Scotland. A memorial gathering is planned at Linda's Pahrump home on Saturday, April 26, from 2-6 PM. All who knew her are welcome. Please contact (818)497-8042 or (818)468-3131 for details. Another remembrance for Linda is scheduled on May 4 in the San Fernanado Valley for her Los Angeles friends.

Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Apr. 11, 2014
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