Linda Louise Menzel Aranda, 71, of Port Neches, Texas passed away at her home on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. She was born on October 5, 1941 to Gertrude and Herbert Menzel in Port Arthur, Texas. Linda was a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1959 and Port Arthur Business College in 1961. Linda retired from Great Lakes Carbon as a clerical worker in the office after 14 years. She worked part time at Brentwood Country Club and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Arthur with Rev. Timothy Dinger, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Pete Aranda, Sr. Linda is survived by her daughters, Lauri Moore and husband Mark of Port Neches, Texas, Lisa Sparks and husband Eugene of Austin, Texas, Lesli McElroy and husband David of Spring, Texas, her son, Pete Aranda, Jr. of Round Rock, Texas, five grandchildren, Scott Moore, Kayli Moore, Kenneth Sparks, Mallori McElroy and Abbie McElroy, two great grandchildren, Cason Moore and Alana Moore. She is also survived by her brother, Chris Menzel and wife Kathy of Boerne, Texas, several nieces and nephews.
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Clayton-Thompson Funeral Directors
5200 39Th St
Groves, TX 77619
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 5, 2013