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1953 - 2017
Linda DAVIS Obituary
DAVIS, Linda Kay Crume Linda Kay Crume Davis passed away peacefully September 7, 2017 at the age of 64 after a short battle with cancer. Linda was born June 17, 1953 in Austin, Texas to architect Herbert Crume and his wife Carol Crume. Linda graduated from McCallum High School in 1971 and attended Trinity University in San Antonio before transferring to the University of Texas and graduating with a bachelor's degree in Art Education. She went on to teach nine years at Leander Middle School, instilling in her students an enduring love of art and design. In 1983, she married her former husband, Stephen E. Davis. They had one daughter, Heather Desiree Davis (m. Benton) in 1988. After Heather was born, Linda returned to UT Austin to earn a degree in Interior Design, graduating Magna cum Laude. Linda worked as a Senior Interior Designer for Patti Riley-Brown, Inc. for fifteen years enhancing homes with her personal and professional sense of style. She completed design projects with John Williams Interiors and Copenhagen Imports, working with her clients up until just days before her death. She was an honored member of the American Society of Interior Design, earning a Design Excellence Award for New Residence, 2008; ASID Award of Merit, 2003; and Design Excellence Award for Show House Parade/Model, 2003. She was committed to her clients and took pride in multiple local and national design projects. Outside of her career, she enjoyed a quiet life centered on gardening, art, and her cat Kokomo. She will always be respected for the untold number of hours she devoted to the care of her parents in their last years. Linda is survived by her daughter Heather Benton; son-in-law Scott Benton; mother Carol Crume, who died six days after Linda's death; brother Randall Crume; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special thanks go to those who helped Linda as her health declined, including oncologist Dr. Kathryn Hudson, Seton Central Oncology doctors and nurses, Hope Hospice of New Braunfels, and Vivian Edwards who helped the family take care of Linda at the end. Special thanks also go to Linda's friends and neighbors who took care of Koko and the dozens of plants she had to leave behind; and to the many friends who called and texted throughout her illness, reassuring her that she was not alone but in their thoughts and prayers. Heather extends deep appreciation to her stepmother Carol Pierce-Davis for serving as her eyes and hands, caring for her mother at home and in the hospital when Heather could not be there. Finally the Harmony Group of Brookdale Northwest Hills Senior Living thanks Ms. Davis for her gift of plants to their Harmony Garden. She offered the plants in hopes they would bring the residents as much joy and life as they had brought her. A Celebration of Linda's life along with the life of her mother, Carol Crume will be held in the Club House of Le Montreaux Concierge Community, 3605 Steck Avenue, Austin, Texas 78759, October 7, 2017, 11:00 1:00. RSVP [email protected] In lieu of flowers; please consider a contribution to Hope Hospice at http://www.hopehospice.net/
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 24, 2017
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