Linda Silliman Glidden passed away peacefully October 28th after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in 1940 to Houston D. and Jamie L. Silliman, she grew up in Falls Church, Virginia and lived for many years in Waterford, Virginia. She is survived by her loving husband Tim Glidden, brother John Silliman, daughters Adrienne and Paige Cox and grandchildren Luke and Eliza Stup, and Cole and Carson Praver.
An accomplished non-profit executive, she helped shaped preservation efforts in Virginia’s Piedmont region and Loudoun County. She was an Executive Director of Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, and served in leadership roles on the boards of the Preservation Alliance of Virginia and the Piedmont Environmental Council. She was also an active member of the Waterford Foundation in Virginia, and was its Executive Director. Professionally, she was well known for her intellectual abilities and devotion to historic preservation. Earlier in her career, she taught social studies and history for 20 years in Fairfax County schools. She earned her undergraduate degree in History at the College of William and Mary and Masters degree in Urban Planning from Virginia Tech.
She is remembered by her family and many friends for her warmth toward others, her zest for life and intellectual energy.