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Linda Rae Clark Marshall

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Linda Rae Clark Marshall Linda Rae Clark Marshall, a long-time resident of Austin passed away August 18, 2010 at the age of 84. She was born December 12, 1925 to Ray Rodney and Linda Ellinda Clark in Bishop, Texas. Linda spent many years on the farm in Bishop and the family later moved to Kingsville. Linda graduated salutatorian from Bishop High School in 1943. She attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville and worked for many years in the A&I business office. Linda married Phillip Marshall in May 1948 at Kingsville First Baptist Church. This began their lifelong mutual commitment to Christian living, church involvement and love affair with life and each other. During their 55 years of marriage, Linda and Phil lived in many places. The Air Force stationed Phil in San Antonio, Dover, and Puerto Rico. They moved to Austin in 1958. They joined Hyde Park Baptist Church in November 1958 and were involved teaching classes for many years and participating in various activity groups. Linda's exuberance for life was exhibited through her many hobbies. Her artistic abilities were evident at the early age of eleven with pencil drawings and watercolors. In Puerto Rico, she learned the art of copper tooling. For years, she was a member of the Austin Municipal Art Guild taking classes and participating in juried art shows. Many of Linda's paintings hang on the walls of longtime friends and family members. She was an expert seamstress creating beautiful clothes from Vogue patterns. Family members have fond memories of retiring to the family room after a delicious meal and Linda's special pies to hear her play the organ and have a family "sing along". Linda's favorite pastime was traveling. Linda and Phil started traveling in a motor home in 1980 with a goal to travel in each of the 48 contiguous states; they accomplished their goal in 1990. Linda's favorite states were New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Her travels spurred a love of "Indian jewelry" which she collected and wore on special occasions. Linda Rae joins her husband, Phillip and sister, Billie Jean and many family members and friends who preceded her to Heaven. She is survived by her brother-in-law Leland Wilson of San Marcos, nephew David and wife Vicki of San Antonio, niece Sara and partner Lorette of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, great nieces Chesney Woods and husband Trey, Chantry Vander Zee and husband Jacob, great nephew Cade Wilson and wife Chelsea, grand nieces and nephews Quade and Molly Woods and Tynlea Wilson. The family will receive friends Saturday August 21, at 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Cook Walden Funeral Home. The memorial service will follow beginning 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Bishop Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Pastor Dan Gardner of Hyde Park Baptist Church will officiate. Chesney Woods and husband Trey, Chantry Vander Zee and husband Jacob, Cade Wilson and wife Chelsea and grand nephew Quade Woods will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the Hyde Park Baptist Church or the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. "May your memory bank bulge with remembrances of happy times and pleasant days shared with family and friends." Condolences may be left at www.cookwaldenfuneralhome. com

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 19, 2010
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