Linda Veltman (b. 1943)

Linda was born in 1943 in Portland to Rae Honeo Popick and Hyman Popick. Hyman Popick was born in Odessa, Russia and came to the United States when he was three years old. Ray Honeo Popick’s family came from Rhodes, Greece in 1910. 

Linda and her sister, Susan Popick (Mosler), grew up in northeast Portland and graduated from Grant High School. She belonged to Queen Esther’s Daughters, K’maia and B’nai B’rith Club. Linda went to University of Washington, where she met her husband Larry Veltman the summer after her freshman year. She transferred to Portland State University where he was in school and they married in 1965. Linda took classes in shorthand and business machines, and worked as a secretary at OHSU after graduation. She did transcription work from home after her first child was born. Linda’s husband Larry was an obstetrician and gynecologist, and when they moved to Portland there was no mohel, so he trained to do brit milah. Linda and Larry had two daughters, Amy and Julie. The family moved to California after their first child was born, and lived there for ten years. They returned to Portland for good in 1975. The family belongs to Congregation Neveh Shalom.