Linda Gail Tidwell

Sweet angelical angels carried Linda Gail Tidwell to heaven to be with our loving Lord, and to be reunited with her dear husband, Warren Edmiston and her sweet mother, Mary Maxine Tidwell on May 17, 2019. The angels welcomed her home as she was in the tender care of her daughter, Lisa Renae Tidwell at Elizabeth Seton Memory Care. Linda Gail was born in Bossier City, Louisiana on January 23, 1945, the daughter of the late Timothy Jacob & Mary Maxine (Graham) Tidwell, aka Mamaw. Linda was preceded in death by her loving husband, Warren Edminston. Linda is survived by her brothers: Wayne Tidwell, (Vicki), Gerald Tidwell (Cel), and Don Tidwell (Conny); daughters: Donna Tidwell-Guiher (Tom) and  Lisa Tidwell (Robbie); stepchildren: Todd Edmiston (Jen) and Brian Edmiston (Jodie); Grandchildren: Dakota, Hunter & Mackenzie Edmiston, Hope Downing, Danyelle Bartchy, and Grahm Lyon; nieces: Carolyn Tidwell, Ginnette Trujillo, Angela Terry, Julie Pebbler, Julia Tidwell, and Leslie Nichols; and dear to her heart, Britaney Thomas and Ashley Sanner. In her early 20’s Linda moved to the area. Linda wasted no time in pursuing a better life for herself & her daughters by going back to college and receiving honors in both Real Estate & Business degrees while working fulltime at Westinghouse as a dispatcher on the midnight shift. When Linda entered the real estate market in the late 1970’s, interest rates were in the double digits. She overcame the downward market and worked hard to establish herself as a successful real estate agent. Linda received highest sales person award over 40 times. So many awards and not enough room on the wall, but she held them all dearly to her heart. In the early 1990’s, she was blessed to open her own real estate company, Tidwell Realty, which is located on Route 119 in South Greensburg. Linda’s unique Team concept was pivotal in making herself and the entire Tidwell Team a local landmark. Serving Westmoreland and surrounding counties, Linda and The Tidwell Team have helped THOUSANDS of homeowners in making dreams come true.  Lisa Tidwell and The Tidwell Team will carry on her real estate Legacy. She was devoted to everyone around her, including her employees, family, and friends. Linda enjoyed the Laurel Highlands, whether it be kayaking down the Ohio Pyle, skiing the highest mountains, or biking down the endless trails. Linda also enjoyed traveling abroad as she visited several countries to enjoy skiing & scuba diving. Linda also enjoyed sailing and scuba diving in the beautiful Caribbean. Spending time at the family home on the Allegheny river created many unforgettable memories. She was a member of the Westmoreland Ski club for over 40 years where members became her very best friends through the years. Linda Tidwell was a special, one of a kind woman, who brought joy into all of our hearts. Linda will be missed so very much in our hearts and minds forever. Friends will be received Sunday from 12 noon until 4PM and 5 until 8 PM in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 AM in Unity Chapel, 130 Chapel Lane, Latrobe, with her Church of Christ family pastor, Nickolas Rice of the Greensburg Church of Christ, officiating. Everyone please go directly to the chapel. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery. Linda’s family suggests memorial donations be made to Elizabeth Seton Hill Memory Care, 129 DePaul Center Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601.