Linda Lee Filener
Linda Lee (Reed) Filener was born in Pendleton, Oregon. She lived most of her childhood on the Imnaha (em-nah-hah) River in North Eastern Oregon.
Linda's family is very musical. Her brothers Dan, Tom and Tim are very active with their music and the jammin' lasts til the wee hours when Linda has a chance to make a visit back home. Her mother and step father used to play for Grange Hall dances on the Imnaha River and often got together and jammed with other folks along the river including, Lloyd "Tommy" Doss of the Sons of the Pioneers who at the time owned the Imnaha General Store, one of 3 businesses in the town of Imnaha. The other businesses included Hotel 3, named so because there were only 3 rooms and a cafe/gas station. There was also a Post office (postmistress Naomi Doss, Tommy's wife), and a 2 room School house across the river, where Linda went to school. There was 21 kids from the 1st thru the 8th grade.
Linda and her family moved around quite a bit during her teenage years and worked with her family on several different cattle ranches, some of which were the RAF Ranch (upper Imnaha river), Bensons (lower Imnaha River). The Bar Heart Ranch (Drake, AZ - 27 miles north of Prescott). The Flyin' M Ranch on the Anderson Mesa (Twin Arrows, AZ - 20 miles east of Flagstaff and 18 miles south). Later she lived on the D5 Ranch at Twin Arrows, AZ where her Son and Daughter and their families still ranch today. One of her most exciting memories was Hazin wild cows for Monk Maxwell on the Walkin' J Ranch near Winona (Wy-no-nah) AZ.
Today her and her husband Casey run cattle on their ranch north of Cortez, Colorado in Yellow Jacket.
Linda plays music for a local dance club on Thursday nights and at the American Legion Post # 75 on Saturday nights, as well as campouts, reunions, receptions and get togethers' at the areas RV parks.