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Linda (Byrd) Alsept

June 29, 1956 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 65)


Linda Beth Byrd Alsept, 65, of Williston, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.  As a family we have decided that it would be irresponsible to hold a large public Celebration of Life at this time. Instead we would like to postpone the service until the threat of community spread has lessened dramatically... Maybe by the spring? We are hopeful.
This will also give us time to establish an Arts and Science Scholarship Fund in mom's honor. In lieu of flowers, we will ask that donations be made to the scholarship fund when it becomes available. Mom was always a giving heart. We see no reason why that can't continue.

Born in Allendale County, SC, she was a daughter of Norma Davis Byrd and the late James Cleo Byrd and was married to Vencent Earl Alsept. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was the pianist at the church for over 30 years. Linda received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from USC-Aiken and later received her M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Lesley University. She taught Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at Williston-Elko High School for many years. She was known for making something out of nothing on a regular basis, by putting on great musicals in a small town with little arts resources. She was the director, music director, choreographer, set designer, costume designer, performance accompanist, and so much more for all of her productions. She wore whatever hats necessary to put on a musical year after year. She brought musical theatre to a town that might not have experienced it otherwise. She meant so much to so many people during her time at WEHS. She was a life-long reader, enjoyed sewing, and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her loving husband of 46 years, Vencent Alsept; two daughters Betty (Aaron) Bohmer of Woodruff, SC and Rachel (Lt. Brad) Albers of Carrollton, VA; a son Aaron (Terri) Alsept of Estero, FL; her grandchildren Andrew, Rya, and Grace Bohmer, Corrin, Charli, and Carson Albers and Emmalyn Alsept; her sister Becky Richie of Delta Junction, AK; her brothers Jim (Alicia) Byrd of Somerville, MA and Bruce (Shirley) Byrd of Yulee, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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