Linda Beers Aydlott

Profile Updated: March 19, 2015
Linda Beers
Residing In: East Jordan, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Jerry Aydlott
Occupation: self employed artist
Children: one child born - Aaron Oct. 12, 1977
Yes! Attending Reunion

I am a barefooted wild child. Only changes since school is I've gotten wilder, fatter, grayer. Age Happens!

School Story:

Went on to Kellogg Community College then Michigan State and then The Detroit College of Arts and Crafts.
I hit the art fair circuit and started to earn a living.
Met my hubby at an art fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, a bedroom community for Milwaukee. It was on May 1st, 1971, we got married between art fairs on September 23rd, 1972. That was 42 years ago, and I am still driving him nuts!
We traveled to art fairs as far as Boston, doing two or sometimes three show a month, hurrying back home, make more jewelry and then back on the road. What a fun way to earn a living. We saw some of this country, met great people and spent quality time with fellow artists. It's almost like being a gypsy.
You may note that I am speaking in past tense... Why? Well in 1995 we finally talked my sweet mama into leaving her home on 38 Taylor St, in Urbandale, to come live with us. She being a very stubborn and independent 90 year old, finally gave in, sold her home and became a wonderful part of our family here in East Jordan. We had 4 more great years with her. We gave up the art fairs to be with her.
A new chapter opened up for us.... In July 1995 we went to a Garage Sale and bought the garage for $1.00....moved it to our property, and turned it into our little Brick and Mortar shop ~ 'Sacred Sparks'. A new venue of earning a living, but totally dependent on local traffic and a few travelers. We did have a following and some of those came to our new little shop, ~ which is not brick and mortar, but wood and glass... just sayin'.
Twenty+ years have passed and things are winding down a bit. We still create jewelry but our buying public has dwindled, gotten old, or died. Age has a way of doing that.
This coming May 9th, we are holding the 12th annual May Day Celebration to welcome Spring, and kick up the dust a bit. Five bands will be here, exhibitors, psychic readers and great local food from Happy's Taco Truck. What does it cost? All we ask is that you bring donations for The Women's Resource Center Safe House. Things like non perishable food, diapers, paper products, shampoo, tooth paste, no clothing though, they have a resale shop for that. And of course monetary donations to help buy perishable foods. There is my little advertisement snuck in here nice and neat. Hope you could come, it truly is a great time. Oh yes, did I mention that I am a practicing Witch... have been all my life, just didn't know it till 1975. Wowzers... it's all out there now. Nothing to hide. I am me and I love my life, poverty and all. If that word "witch' made you cringe... we need to talk. Have a splendedly beautiful day.... Linda

Junior High School attended (NW, SE, SW, WK or other)


What you shared with us in 2005:

For 20 years Linda Beers and Jerry Aydlott were known as Jordan Valley Studios. They traveled the country selling their art at juried shows. In July 1993 they went to a garage sale and bought the garage! A year later they opened as Sacred Sparks. They seldom sit still for long, hopelessly entrenched in what they do and loving every minute. Sacred Sparks is a dream that happened to come true. Have you heard the phrase "Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it?" Visit our website at to enjoy more.

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May 01, 2022 at 9:14 AM

After reading that incredibly wonderful memorial, I was moved to tears.  Carole grew to be a bright Light in our world, and I only wish we could have been friends after BCHS.  But Carole went her way and I mine, to my own loss.  

Thank you Carole, for being part of my early journey.  You are missed very much.  Dance with joy. 

Mar 18, 2022 at 8:41 AM

I am sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing.  I remember Cheryl and her happy bouncy smiles in the halls of BCHS.  We weren't close but did have a friendly relationship as classmates.   

  I send my prayers to her family and friends who have suffered her loss.

I found this article that offers a bit more info about Cheryl,    ...


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Jan 22, 2022 at 5:21 PM

I am so sorry to learn of Mike's passing.  He was such a kind and sweet guy.  I have good memories of seeing Mike in the halls of BCHS.  He will be missed.  ?

Dec 03, 2021 at 4:33 AM
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Nov 30, 2021 at 11:34 AM

I am so sorry to hear of this loss.  May Pamela's family find strength in Love and knowing how special she was, in so many ways.  Blessings

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May 28, 2021 at 7:12 AM

I am sorry to hear of Judy's passing.  We only knew each other from classes or passing each other in the halls of BCHS.  She was a beautiful person, and from her later photo, that continued through out her life.  From the words of her obituary, she lived a rich and active life.  All we can do is hope for that.  Prayers to her family.

Linda Beers Aydlott

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May 15, 2021 at 7:48 AM

I send Julie's family condollences for their loss of a lovely person.  I sadly did not know Julie, but we were in the Class of 65 and that is close enough.  May she rest in gentle and loving Peace. 

Dec 03, 2020 at 4:33 AM
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Dec 01, 2020 at 10:36 AM

Fifty-five years is a long time to try to remember someone.... but there are a few sparks of good people that has made that bright mark in our memory.  For me, Kay was one of those.  Although we lost contact with each other after graduation in 1965, her kindness and lovely demeanor lingers to this day in my thoughts of her.  In that, I know her family will miss her very much, as will her students who got to see her dedication and love for her profession.  
Kay was a beautiful person in so many ways, and because of her loving and caring heart, she will be fondly remembered for years to come.  A good life well lived, is what we all strive for.  Kay succeeded!!!

Blessed Be....

Nov 19, 2020 at 8:15 AM

It's always so sad to lose someone we love and care for.  I do remember Barbara Jean's smile and kind greeting in the halls at BHS.  I wasn't close because our classes were different, but that doesn't mean that her pressence wasn't noticed.  From what I have read here, Bobbie's life was rich and full and she enjoyed every minute.  That's what we all wish for.  It is always good to keep in our hearts the joy of someone's life lived well, and Bobbie's was one of those.  Blessed Be and travel well dear Bobbie. May Peace and comfort embrace her family, who are feeling her loss so deeply.   

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Sep 24, 2020 at 1:54 PM

With deep sadness we bid farewell to a wonderful and loving person.  I haven't seen Judyann since highschool, but I keenly remember her kind welcoming smiles and sweet greetings.  She was a jewel, and will be sorely missed.  Go well into the Angels Arms, and be at Peace. 


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Jun 23, 2020 at 8:12 AM

Even though I didn't know Fred very well, I still remember his beautiful smile.  He always smiled when we passed through the halls at BCHS.  His goodness beamed through his eyes.  He will be missed dearly.  We have lost a bright soul on our side, but Heaven has gained an added brilliance.  Blessed Be dear Fred, may those left behind find Peace and Solace in knowing you lived a good life, often giving selflessly to others, even in your humble and genuine smile.

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May 21, 2020 at 12:33 PM

I am sorry to hear of Frank's passing.  I remember passing him in the halls of BCHS, and he would always smile with that winning smile of his.  It was great way to start the day, if we saw each other in the morning. 
May his family be strong in this time of great loss.  Frank will hold a special place in my memories.

May 15, 2020 at 12:33 PM

It's always difficult to lose an beloved family member, especially in these challenging times.  I send healing prayers of strength to the family of Carol Ann.  I didn't know Carol personally, but I do remember passing her in the halls at BCHS.

Dec 03, 2019 at 4:36 AM
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Jan 22, 2019 at 12:33 PM

I didn't know Kathy personally, but I do remember passing her in the halls at BCHS.  She always had a nice smile.  I offer my condolences to her family.  She will be remembered fondly. 

Dec 03, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Dec 03, 2017 at 4:34 AM
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Jul 12, 2017 at 8:33 AM

I too do not recall Jim, but I am sure we passed each other in the halls of BCHS on our way to classes.  I wish his family to know that I send them love in this difficult time.  Losing someone who is closely a part of your life is deeply painful.  May you find peace and solace in your loving memories.  Blessings to you.

Linda Beers Aydlott has left an In Memory comment for Janet Thorpe Hepler.
Jul 04, 2017 at 12:33 PM

I was surprised to find this memorium for Janet.  I basically grew up with her in Urbandale.  I lived around the corner from her on Taylor Street, and her back yard butted up with mine.  We often talked over the fence untill supper time.

One thing about Janet is she grew up fast and had little time to play in those days.  She was responsible for her brothers and was basically a mom to them.  Her parents were working full time leaving Janet in charge of the household duties of cleaning, fixing dinner and minding her brothers. 

We would walk to Urbandale Elementary together and in those walks we would discuss many things that were currently happening..  She was much older than her age, probably because of her responsibilities at home.  She taught me a lot in those walks and I have always admired her for that.

There were a couple of summer vacations that we spent together having a great creative time producing neighborhood shows.  We planned our production, made props, acquired the background music, and advertised our events.  How did we do that?  We decorated up our bikes with bright crepe paper and rode around to the houses and sold tickets that we made ourselves on a toy printing press.  There were a couple other kids involved and we all had a lot of fun.  The money we made from ticket sales went into a cast party afterwards.  What a great way to spend summer vacation... and Janet was part of that.

. As we grew up and made it to high school, our relationship grew more distant.  I was pretty much 24-7 art and seldom saw her in the neighborhood, or in school.  She had to leave in the 12th grade to start a family of her own, she was not ill. She was radiantly pregnant and full of life.  Her loving spirit made a great mom.  The atmosphere in those days frowned on pregnancy out of wedlock, making it shameful.  Janet felt that shame rendered by others, at a time when she needed to be loved more than ever.  She obviously made it through that time and blossomed into a stellar example of humanity.. It is my hope, that those who knew Janet, and the incredble example of love and integrity that she displayed throughout her life will realize what is important to take with us to the other side.

I am blessed to have known her and be a part of her early life here on Earth.