Linda Gayle McKinney was “one of those very special people that God puts on Earth,” said her husband, Dan. “She was outgoing and friendly and never met anyone she didn’t like.” McKinney was born in Ada on Aug. 10, 1947. She was a 1965 graduate of McLish High School and attended Draughn School of Business. She loved arts and crafts and was especially fond of quilting. She also enjoyed fishing, her husband said, “if I baited the hook for her.” She was employed as office manager for the Secret Service on the ninth floor of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.