The Reverend Deacon Linda Fay Goble, age 82, a lifelong resident of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2023.  She was born September 11, 1941 in Valparaiso to the late John P. and Maxine (McNeely) Williams.  A 1959 graduate of Valparaiso High School and National Merit Scholarship recipient, Linda went on to attend MacMurray College in Jacksonville. IL.  She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. L. Howard White, along with other various jobs throughout her career.  A member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Valparaiso, Linda was ordained as the first woman deacon in the U.S. in the Anglican Rite Synod in the Americas in September of 1990.  Family, friends, and faith were the most important aspects of her life.
On May 21, 1960, Linda married her high school sweetheart (Bishop) Ronald Ray Goble who preceded her in death on November 12, 2011.  She is survived by her children, William Rex Goble, Gregory A. (Linda Wiechnik-Goble) Goble, Ronda F. (William) Cook, and Pamela J. (Randy) Tschida; grandchildren, Geremy (Christy Simpson-Rinker) Rinker, Zachary (Karri) Cook, William Lee (Tara) Goble, Stephanie (Josh) Morrisett, Jason (Michael Beechen) Schroeder, and Wyatt Tschida; great grandchildren, Kaley Beckham, Gavin Goble, Zoey Cook, and Evan and Cormac “Tis Himself” Morrisett; sister, Judith (Robert) Mobley; brother-in-law, William E. Davis; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  She was also preceded in death by siblings, John Dennis Williams, Barbara Davis, and Karen (Randy) Taylor.
Visitation will be Monday, November 13, 2023 from 3:30-5:30 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a Funeral Service beginning at 5:30 PM.  A private graveside service will take place at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Moses Caregivers,  693 Dearborn Rd., Valparaiso 46385.


Pam, Ronda, Greg, Rex and extended Family, We are so sorry for you loss. Aunt Linda was so generous and kind to us whenever we came to town. She will be truly missed. Sorry we can't be there but she and you all are in our thoughts. With love, -Shawn, Diana, Joshua and Carter Williams

Just wanted to say Linda was one of the first persons to welcome my husband and myself when we first started going to church. She was a sweet person and will be missed! -Patsy Crider 

Linda had an inspiring, contagious and poetic faith. She will be missed as a fellow church parishioner and as a friend. We were blessed she was in our lives. -Angie Camarata and Toni Sanchez

Dear family members, Linda was a dear friend to all of us at ST. Andrew's. She will be greatly missed, as is Ron. She had the most wonderful smile, that she shared readily. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. -Valerie M. Schlink 

Goodbye to my forever best friend, Linda. We will meet again in Heaven because our Jesus paid for our sins. We will be with your beloved Ron and my beloved Mike and spend eternity together. No greater gift could we ask for! Love, -Roxanne Shutske 

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