Linda Dianne (Ragland) Regenhardt, 71, from Vienna, Virginia died October 22, 2017, while on a cruise ship off the coast of Spain. Regenhardt grew up in Nottoway County, Virginia.
Following graduation from Business College, she worked in the U.S. Senate as a secretary to Sen. Harry Byrd. In 1968, Linda and Don Regenhardt were married in Crewe, Virginia. After several family moves due to Don’s Air Force assignments, she returned to the Washington, D.C., area, where she resumed her education, graduating from Northern Virginia Community College (1982), George Mason University (1984) and Georgetown Law School (1987).
Later, she earned a degree from George Washington University in mediation and advanced dispute resolution, and became a member of the American Arbitration Association. Linda practiced as an attorney from 1987 until her retirement in 2017, specializing in civil litigation, bankruptcy and mediation. She worked for several firms in both Washington, D.C., and Virginia before establishing her own practice.
In the early 2000s, Linda developed an interest in painting that led to opening the White Squirrel Gallery in Queenstown, Md., with her sister, Nancy Thomas. She also served on the Vestry of Wye Parish in Wye Mills, Maryland.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Donald Regenhardt.