Linda Johnson Schwartz, 79, of Fredericksburg, Va., died Friday, April 1. 
She was born in Philadelphia, August 1, 1942, to Howard W. Johnson and Jane Johnson. After graduating from the Frankford Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia in 1964, she began a career in nursing that lasted more than 40 years. During the 70s, she worked at Lakeland Memorial Hospital in Woodruff and later Howard Young Medical Center as an operating room nurse, a medical surgical nurse and in the hemodialysis unit. Her last nursing job before her 2006 retirement was as a medical claims evaluator at GEICO offices in Fredericksburg, Va., and Honolulu.
A Navy wife, she loved to travel, and was most fond of her time living in Hawaii. In recent years, her favorite place was at her summer home on Hill Lake in Minocqua, where she was surrounded by a steady stream of visitors, among them family and close friends. 
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Henry J.C. Schwartz; two sons, David Schwartz and Michael Schwartz; a daughter, Nancy (Bruce) Lichtman; a brother, Howard W. Johnson, Jr.; and three grandchildren: Sarah, Benjamin and Samuel Lichtman.