Lynda Patricia Williams Altman
1939 - 2020
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LYNDA PATRICIA WILLIAMS ALTMAN Lynda Patricia Williams Altman, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the LCFHCC. She was born in Wilmington, NC on November 24, 1939 the daughter of Winston Wallace (Wink) Williams and Mary Patricia (Pat) O'Sullivan Williams. Lynda grew up in Sunset Park and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1958. She attended the Church of the Good Shepherd and lived her entire life in Wilmington. She is survived by her husband Carl Frederick Altman (Fred), three children, Fredrick Alan Altman (Freddie), Kimberly Lynn Altman (Kim), and Kenneth Winston Altman (Kenny), six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and many cousins. She had many wonderful friends, most of whom were childhood and early adult lifelong friends. Lynda loved her family and loved spending time with them grilling on the waterfront, celebrating birthdays, or hosting holidays at her home. She was an excellent cook and her Thanksgiving and Christmas rice and gravy was the biggest hit with the grandkids! She was an avid horsewoman who rode, trained, and showed horses all of her life. She was Rodeo Queen when she was 15 years old. She exercised harness racing horses at Legion Stadium. In 1964, she and her husband Fred provided the horse for Michael Landon (Bonanza's "Little Joe Cartwright") to ride in the Azalea Festival Parade. In 1965, they provided the horse for James Drury ("The Virginian") to ride in the parade. She raised, trained, and showed champion German Shepherd Dogs and was one of the early members of the Azalea Dog Training Club as an obedience instructor. She loved the water and was an excellent water-skier, participating in competitions and exhibitions. She loved to sail her various sailboats, ride her jet ski, and enjoyed relaxing boat rides. She loved to fish (surf fish or pier fish—it didn't matter to her) and would brave the elements to wet a hook—even on the eve of a hurricane that later that night took the end of the pier she and her friend Rae Sandy had been fishing on! She was a dancer with the renowned Cressettes (headed by a former Rockette) and entertained troops all over the eastern seaboard in the 1950's and early 60's, dancing and singing. She played piano and guitar and was an excellent singer. She was always there if you needed her, lived an incredibly full life, and was loved by many. Due to Covid restrictions, there will be a private service Saturday, November 7 at Andrews Valley Chapel followed by a graveside service, open to all friends and family, at 3 PM, Saturday at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one's favorite charity.

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Published in Wilmington Star-News on Nov. 5, 2020.
Graveside service
03:00 PM
Greenlawn Memorial Park
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November 24, 2020
Sharing in your sorrow over the loss of this dear, wonderful lady. I know how greatly she will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her, but we must be comforted in knowing that she is experiencing a greater peace and joy than we can ever know here on Earth and we will see her again.
Barbara McAbee
November 10, 2020
Omg! To all the Altman family Kim Kenny . Freddie and Uncle Fred this saddens me so much my Aunt Linda was a breath of fresh air a ray of sunshine and sweet as honey as I look back and remember all of our Thanksgiving and Christmases together and how we loved eating and singing and just being together. Those were such happy times and those are memories that I've never forgotten . I love you Uncle Fred May God surround you with his grace and Glory so you and your family will be able to get through this love to all and my deepest condolence to you Kim Osullivan.
November 8, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
gerard j dowling
November 7, 2020
Lynda, you gave me the confidence I lacked and always helped, even before I learned to back a trailer you did it for me. Thank you. You will be missed.
Patt Lenfestey
November 7, 2020
Fred sorry to hear of your loss. Take Care
Jim Waldrop
November 5, 2020
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David Reardon
November 5, 2020
It was Christmas 1959 when I met Lynda. My husband Bill introduced me to her. We lived in San Antonio. Tx and were in the Air Force. When we moved here in 1960 after Bill got out of service we moved back. She lived around the corner from Bill's family. From there we became the best of friends and watched all the kids with mine growing up and having kids of their own..We were always cooking spots when we caught them . Riding horses, fishing, you name it we did it !! 60 wonderful years we had together. Fred, Kim, Kenny and Freddie we know your grief and know we love you all and are here for you. Love, Kitty & Bill Williams
Bill & Kitty Williams
November 5, 2020
So sad to hear about this. Much love to all of the family at this time.
Susan Dingler
November 5, 2020
She had such a beautiful smile for everyone she met and always had very long big hugs for everyone. She will surely be missed .To Fred, Freddie, Kim and Kenny, I am truely sorry about her passing ... Sincerely , Cousin Brenda Williams Clark
Brenda Marie Williams Clark
November 4, 2020
Loved Your Mom Kim!! Prayers and Live Sent!
Tim Perry
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