July 14, 1952 - November 12, 2017

Linae Suzanne Halstead Kruis was born July 14, 1952 in San Jose, California. Linae graced the world with her gentle presence for 65 years. She passed away at dawn Sunday, November 12, surrounded by her loving family, their songs, and their prayers.

Linae married Philip Kruis June 24, 1972. She gave birth to their first son, Elisha, on the 4th of July in the Bicentennial year, 1976, then to Jesse, Moriah, and Keilah. Raising godly children became her top priority.

In 1996 she started working for School District 9 as a teaching assistant. She worked in several schools throughout the district, and touched many troubled lives with her kind and faithful heart.

Many people have told the family that Linae was the most Christ-like person they ever knew. She reached out to others with a tender, loving, and serving spirit. Her godly legacy lives on in her husband, her children and grandchildren, and every person who knew her.

Linae was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Halstead; her mother, Vivienne Ross; and her brother, Fred Keith. She is survived by her brother, Marty Mingus; her husband, Phil; her sons, Elisha and Jesse; her daughter, Moriah and her husband, Andrew Burns; and her daughter, Keilah and her husband, Beau Jeska. Linae leaves eight beautiful grandchildren who adored her, Isabella, Lilian, and Silas Kruis; Jasmine Kruis; Carson, Jase, Lukas, and Emalyn Linae Burns; and Adalyn Jeska.

Please join us as we celebrate Linae’s life at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 25 at Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 OR-62.