Linda Ann Barfield Flynn

Flynn, Linda Ann Barfield 9/26/1941 - 4/10/2014 Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with COPD. Linda was born in Demopolis, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her mother Estelle McCauley Barfield, her father Arbra Andrew Barfield and her beloved brother Arbra Andrew "Andy" Barfield. She met her loving husband Jim 53 years ago in Baltimore, MD while he was attending the Unites States Naval Academy, and they married shortly after. She was devoted to her family and felt especially blessed to have been given twin grandsons six years ago. Growing up in Alabama, she had a love of the the Gulf of Mexico, where almost every year she returned to its gorgeous beaches and liked to have frequent family vacations. Her priority was her job as homemaker, wife and mother; however, few knew that in her 30s she became a quite accomplished amateur photographer, and had a published photo of Orange Beach, AL in a local newspaper. She was a good tennis player and could shoot a mean game of pool. She bested many friends in backgammon, bridge and scrabble. Later in life she enjoyed the challenge of gathering a good collection, ranging from Lalique crystal to Beanie Babies. She loved doing the daily NYT crossword with her husband, and she loved animals, supporting many charities and the local zoo. Linda is survived by her husband James A. "Jim" Flynn, her daughters Sheila D. Flynn, Lisa Flynn Bridle and Laura Flynn Grace, and son-in-law Tom G. Grace; her adored grandsons William Flynn Grace and Hudson Thomas Grace; her sister Sherry Baker and nephew Josh Baker; her cousins Jerry Harrison and his son Eric, Tommy Harrison and his daughter Mary Grace, and Mike Harrison, his wife Jean and son Zack; and many loving friends. A celebration of her life will be held at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas on Thursday, April 17th from 5pm to 8pm. A private family memorial will take place this summer at Alabama Point at the Gulf. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the COPD Foundation or the .

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Apr. 13, 2014