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CORA HOLDEN LINDEBURG Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away December 6, 2012 at the age of 92. Throughout her life she gave unselfishly, loved abundantly, and was devoted to her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was born in Sacramento in May, 1920, the first of three daughters of John T. and Velma Holden. She graduated from Grant Union High School, where she met the man who would become her husband of 71 years Franklin "Lindy" Lindeburg. Together they attended the University of California, Berkeley, where Cora received a B.A. and a Master's Degree in Music, graduating with honors. She played piano, clarinet, and flute. Cora and Lindy married in August 1941 and honeymooned in Carmel. When Lindy joined the Army Air Corps, the couple lived on Balboa Island and began their family there. They moved to Tampa, Florida, where they lived during the war. Next, they moved to Richmond, California, while Lindy earned his Doctorate at UC Berkeley with Cora's help and support all the way through. Then on to Santa Cruz where Cora was a substitute teacher for an elementary school while Lindy taught and coached for Santa Cruz High School. The family moved to Riverside in 1954 where Lindy taught and coached at the newly formed UC Riverside Athletic Department. Cora volunteered for numerous organizations: a docent at Riverside Municipal Museum, a member of Gamma Phi Beta, the Panhellenic Society, and the First Methodist Church. She belonged to several bridge groups, and she also delivered weekly Meals on Wheels. She worked at the UC Riverside Bookstore, and supported UC Riverside Athletics throughout her husband's career there. Cora and Lindy traveled to Europe many times, and vacationed in Newport Beach every year with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is survived by the love of her life, Franklin "Lindy" Lindeburg and her sister Jeanne Holden Mangum Drew, her children, Kathy Linke Wright, Frank Lindeburg Jr., Cindy Watson, and her loving grandchildren Brian Linke, Steven Linke, Dallas Hartley, Lindsay Watson Grijalva, Cory Watson, and nine wonderful great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Dorothy Marino. A memorial service to celebrate the wonderful life of Cora Lindeburg will be held at the Alumni/Visitor Center, 3595 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside, CA 92507, on December 15, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the UC Riverside Music Department.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2012
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