Linda McClain Kaps
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of Dayton died Saturday, December 15, 2012. Services are 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.
Linda was born August 16, 1939 in Anahuac, Texas to parents: Vaughn Freeman White and Lammie Ann Jones White. She married Charles M. McClain in 1958 and they were married for 26 years until his death in 1984. Linda married Jess Kaps in 1991 and they were married until his death in 2008. She and Charles owned and operated Dayton Vacuum Truck Service. She also worked alongside Jess at Kaps and Chaddick accounting firm. Linda was active in the Dayton community for many years, serving as Dayton city councilwoman, election judge, a director of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, board member of the DCDC and the Dayton Public Library board. She was a member of the DAR, Genealogical Society, and the Magnolia Ridge Ladies Golf Association.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Cheryl L. and Robin Bradford of Dallas; her son: Vaughn W. McClain of Harker Heights; daughter-in-law: Kay McClain of Harker Heights; her grandchildren: James and Sophie Bradford of Dallas. Condolences can be sent online at
Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 18, 2012