Linda Marie Bauer

Linda Marie Bauer – Linda Lou, Linda Binda, LeeLee – left this world on November 30, 2023. She left with her parents Paul and Patty by her side. 

Linda loved and was loved by many – her staff at ARC who knew her for over 20 years, her aunts, uncles, and neighbors both in Kirkwood and where she lived on Jamieson. She especially loved and was loved by her parents Paul and Patty, her sister Maddy and her “big little” brother Will, her “sister” and “brother” Renee and Evan, her cousin Michelle and her friend Lydia (aka Lida). 

She leaves behind her Aunts Cathy (the late Mike), Colleen (Dennis) and Tracy (Al), Joan, and Annie (Riley), her Uncles Chris, Michael (Angie) Eddie, and Danny (Mamie). She also leaves behind too many cousins to list – the Bauers, Bradys, and Humlers, and her first friends the Schmidt family as well as her friends and roommates Kerry, Kenny, and David. 

Linda loved cars, long car rides, unicorns, anything pink, purple, or blingy, her cats (Leroy (aka Elwood), Puddy (aka “the mean one”) and her dog Juno/Ellie/JoJo. She also loved shopping for all of the above. She could not pass any dog without asking to pet it, and she could not pass a baby without saying it was cute.

Special thanks to all of the staff at ARC, especially her best best friends Asia and Tracy, and at Barnes Jewish Hospital, who all did so much to care for her in life and in her final moments.

Everyone will remember Linda when they see a unicorn or a nice car. She touched the lives of everyone around her and holds a special place in our hearts.

A celebration of her life will take place at a future date to be announced. To best remember her, please make donations in her name to St. Louis ARC.


  1. Tracy Brady on December 3, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Love you Linda!

  2. Danielle & BriElle-Mari Brady on December 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    You will be missed Linda!

  3. Chris bauer on December 3, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    So. True. I’ll never see something sparkly red without thinking of Linda.

  4. Tracy M. Brady on December 5, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    You will always be my Favorite person LeeLee, in this life and whatever comes next. Not even death can change that . The world could learn so much from you, from the way you lived and the way you loved . I could write a book about all the ways you made this world a better place, but for now I will only share a few of your remarkable qualities and lessons from Linda.

    Love with all your heart

    Smile with all your might

    There is no such thing as a stranger in this world

    Obstacles In life might slow us down but they don’t have to stop us, it’s our choice

    Fast Cars are fun, but always wear your seatbelt

    All dogs are love, most cats are too but the ones that are mean, love them anyway but be careful petting them

    Don’t tell your parents everything, unless they ask, if they ask ALWAYS be honest

    Forgiveness is Love

    Eat the cake, buy the shoes and share your sparkle

    The greatest and most important lesson you left us with before your time on this earth was cut too short:
    Life is short, tell your family and friends how much you love them every chance you get. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed to any of us so live everyday like it might be your last .

    The stars will stop shining before you are ever forgotten my sweet girl . You made the world a better place and you inspired me to be a better human. You will live forever in our hearts.

    Rest in Pink our beautiful Angel.

    With admiration and all my love

    Your most proud Aunt !

    Tracy M. Brady

    In honor of Linda we should all try to Be more like Linda ! Always Be Kind, always have a smile on your face, love in your heart and always be willing to lend a helping hand and don’t forget, mean cats need love too.

  5. Jamie Brady ' Mathis on December 5, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    From my Family to yours our Deepest Deepest Condolences.

    Love & Light

    Jamie and Family ❤️

  6. Tracy Brady on December 5, 2023 at 8:19 pm


  7. Faith Beckermann on December 10, 2023 at 9:23 am

    I miss you Linda, so much. I will think of you when I see pink and big earrings and boy did you love big earrings and sparkle. You also liked the scarier shows that I could hardly watch! Lol. I will miss your room with all the cool stuff you had in it and your music. You had good taste in music. Most of all I’ll miss your smile when I came in the door at Jamison. May you rest in Peace and I will see you again in Heaven.
    With Love,

  8. Jan Wieczorek on December 17, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    I was so shocked to see Linda’s name in the obituaries. How sad. She was such a sweetheart and one of our best workers. She will be remembered by her teachers and friends at Southview. Rest in peace, Linda

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