Linda D. Deer
1943 - 2011
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Linda D. Deer
Evansville, IN
Linda D. Deer, 68, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Deaconess Hospital. She was born February 15, 1943, in Evansville.
She was a teacher at Harrison High School for 43 years. She was a member of the Professional Sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma, the National Council of Teachers and Mathematics and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. She sponsored several clubs and activities during her career at Harrison, including Academic Super Bowl, Pep Club and Assistant Track Coach. She loved doing crafts, scrap booking and reading.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Loye and Bettye (Matlock) Deer; and brother-in-law, Clinton Isaac.
She is survived by her sister, Judith Isaac; niece, Jennifer (AJ) Green of Louisville, KY; nephew, Russell (Brooke) Isaac of Lafayette, IN; great-niece, Sienna Isaac; and step-nephew, Todd Isaac.
Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, December 3, 2011, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Rev. Delbert Bryant, with burial in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may visit Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Drive, Evansville, IN 47710. Condolences may be made online at

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Published in Courier Press on Dec. 2, 2011.
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December 22, 2011
Miss Deer was my homeroom teacher when I started at Harrison in 1968 - we all loved her easygoing attitude. I am so sorry for those she left behind. Jill Huber Esser
December 13, 2011
Judy and Family,
May God give you comfort as you grieve the passing of your sister and best friend.
From your former co-worker...
Betty Alexander
December 12, 2011
Miss Deer was probably my favorite teacher @ Harrison HS. I had her for advanced math and also homeroom (wayyyyyy back in the 70s). She always had a kind word for me and time to write recommendations for college applications and high school clubs and organizations. I LOVED math because of Miss Deer. My sincere sympathy to her family. Thank you for sharing her with all the lucky students she inspired. Becky (Ahrens) Black, Chicago, IL
December 7, 2011
Linda Deer you'll be missed she was one of my teachers at Harrison High School. An she was a wonderful teacher and a beautiful person you'll be missed sweet angel .
Ingrid Garrett
December 6, 2011
Miss Deer was a great inspiration to all of her students at Harrison High School. She was able to make learning math a fun and educational experience. miss Deer was greatly loved by all of her students. It is a great loss for the educational comunity.
Debra Capobianco
December 5, 2011
I was saddened to hear of Miss Deer's passing...Math was never my strong suit but she was one of the few who helped me "get it..!" I went into teaching and guess which course I ended up best loving to teach...? Why, Math of course!!! Robin Reeder-Class of '76
Robin Reeder
December 5, 2011
Ms. Deer was a wonderful lady who knew how to draw out abilities in her students that we didn't even know we had. She not only taught me mathematics, but the essentials of working hard and being dedicated to achievement. I graduated from HHS in 1999, and she still crosses my mind to this day from time to time. RIP Ms. Deer, for your journey is now complete.
Marcus A. Granderson
December 4, 2011
We would like to share our sympathy and sorrow with the Deer family. knowing Linda for the short time that we did was very memorable. The love & pride she had in her family was tremendous. As a teacher,she touched many lives with her wisdom. May you rest in peace Linda. The Quakenbush Family
Laura Quakenbush
December 3, 2011
I am saddened to know that a great teacher has passed. She was one of the teachers who made a difference in my life and ultimately inspired me to become a teacher as well. May she rest in peace.
Rhonda Brown
December 3, 2011
Linda was my only sister and best friend. I will miss her terribly.
Judy Isaac
December 3, 2011
ms. deer was such a caring teacher & i know she will be greatly missed. i've enjoyed recalling fun moments in her classes & in her homeroom that i haven't thought of in
many years! she certainly made a positive mark on the world!
lindsey rowe
December 3, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers sent your way.
Donna Isaac Goodall
December 3, 2011
Linda Deer was my favorite teacher in high school. She had an amazing ability to keep our interest in math and deal with the craziness that teaching a group that age requires. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Miss Deer - gone but NEVER forgotten.

Mike Hester HHS '76
December 3, 2011
So sad to hear of Miss Deer's passing. She was my homeroom teacher for four years in the 70's. I always appreciated her guidance and fairness. She was one of a kind! My prayers and sympathy are with her family, may she rest in peace.
Theresa Feldbusch Schneider
December 3, 2011
I had Miss Deer in homeroom. She was a wonderfull teacher and she was always there talking to us. She was a wonderful person.
Jack Noveroske
December 2, 2011
We love and miss you, Aunt Linda.
Russ, Brooke and Sienna Isaac
December 2, 2011
Dear Isaac Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was always so kind and welcoming. She was truly a wonderful person. My thoughts are with you.
Brett Armes
December 2, 2011
Miss Deer was my homeroom teacher in high school. I was very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a great teacher and had a love for her students and an enthusiasm for teaching rarely seen today. She was a wonderful person; the world could use more like her.

Lora Huddleston Thompson
Harrison High School Class of 1988
Lora Huddleston Thompson
December 2, 2011
I had Miss Deer in the late 70's for algebra. "When all else fails, read the directions" was what I remember her saying. She was a great algebra teacher. She made us think.
Leesa (Rummel)Scales
December 2, 2011
Flat out, Miss Deer kept the most impeccable softball/baseball score book I have ever seen. That said, it was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to know her personally. Our condolences to Judy, Rusty, and Jenny.
Ben Strange
December 2, 2011
A generous life/
Filled with love and friendship is/
never truly lost.

Goodbye Miss Deer
Harrison HS Class of 1984
Barbara Martinez
December 2, 2011
Dear Deer Family,
Mrs. Deer was inspiring teacher. I had her at Harrison from 1985-1989 she was truly amazing. She always took time to make sure you knew the material. Her legacy will be amazing.
God Bless,
Rhonda Graham-Brown
Rhonda Brown
December 2, 2011
It is so sad that Ms. Deer passed away. She was my pre-calc and calculus teacher in high school and she retired the year I graduated (2008). She was always so happy and loved what she did. I enjoyed her class every day my junior and senior year! She will be missed!
Marc Hubbard
December 2, 2011
A beautiful soul and wonderful teacher. She will be missed. Roy Stivers (Waikoloa, HI)
December 2, 2011
A Master Teacher.
A wonderful Person
We all loved her at Harrison High School.
Bob Hauselmire, Counselor
December 2, 2011
I am deeply saddened that Miss Deer is no longer with us. I had her as a teacher for two different classes at HHS in the 90s. She was a great teacher and a wonderful woman. (And very patient with me!) She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Jenny Kinney
December 2, 2011
My condolences to Mrs Deer's family. I had her for Algebra and Geometry at Harrison in 1976-77. She was a good teacher. She was fair and funny. She was one of my favorite teachers.
Greg Holland
December 2, 2011
So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was one of the leaders at a Math Camp I attended at IU when I was a high school Junior. She was a great lady!
Ingrid Schmidt Lindy
December 2, 2011
I too am saddened by the news of Miss Deer's passing. I was her student for several computer classes in '85 and '86 at Harrison. She was always kind, always patient, and always ready to challenge her students to do their best. I will keep her family and friends in my prayers, too.
Matthew Silen
December 2, 2011
"I was saddened to learn of Linda's passing. I remember her well from classes at Bosse High School and Dexter Grade School. My sincere condolences and prayers are extended to Linda's family."
Dianna (Bauer) Stewart
December 2, 2011
What a great teacher! She will be truly missed. Sending positive thoughts & prayers to her family, students and faculty of Harrison High School. ~Blessings~
Paula Sexson
December 2, 2011
Dear Judy Isaac and Family:

I was so sorry to hear of Linda's death. Linda and I started teaching at Harrison High School the same year. She will be missed.

Joan Finch
December 1, 2011
I am saddened to see of Linda's passing and will keep her family and friends in my prayers. I did my student teaching with Linda as my supervising teacher back in the fall of '82, and I so much appreciated her guidance and experience! She also demonstrated daily patience in dealing with the Commodore 64 computers with tape recorders that we used to teach computer programming back in those days! She was a treasure whom I feel honored to have known. God Bless!
Robin Sermersheim
December 1, 2011
On behalf of the Bosse High School Class of 1961, our condolences are with Linda's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Shirley Siebers
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