Linda White Woodcock passed away during the morning of May 28, 2021. Linda was born in Goodwater, Alabama, on September 20, 1936. She attended Birmingham-Southern and Auburn University and received a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Tulane University in 1960. As a child, Linda loved her dogs, playing outside with her siblings and cousins, and spending time with her grandparents who were never far away. Throughout her life she would share stories of growing up in an idyllic, small town surrounded by the love of a close-knit family. As a speech therapist, she helped adults and children overcome speech disabilities. Some of the children she worked with thanked her later in life, remembering her kindness and encouragement as a teacher and therapist. When her children were born, she became a full-time mother, devoting herself to raising a family and sharing her passion for art, literature, music, nature, and the world with her children. Her love of travel took her far from Alabama. She visited many countries as a tourist and explorer, and also went on mission trips to selflessly help others in need. Linda had true enthusiasm for experiencing other cultures and genuine respect for the diversity and uniqueness of the people she met and places she visited. In her later years, Linda became very active working to advance human rights and protect the environment. She attended protests advocating for social justice, endeavored to protect the waters and wild places in Alabama, and supported countless causes by donating her time and resources. Linda was a loving champion for people and animals. The animals that were fortunate enough to fall under her care were spoiled with attention. From purebred poodles and shelties to scrappy strays she made sure all were treated like princes and princesses, and they were blessed to spend time surrounded by the beauty of her gardens. Year after year, Linda's gardens blossomed and grew, and provided a habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies. Everyone visiting was inspired by the beauty and remarked at the amazing colors and variety. More than anything, Linda valued spending time with family and bringing them together whenever possible. Linda was a loving and generous person, and we were all blessed to have spent time with her. Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen Cutting and her husband, James; son, Gordon Woodcock and his wife, Spencer; two grandsons; two step-grandsons; four step-great-grandsons; a step-great-granddaughter; and her niece, Lin Wall. "One person can make a difference and everyone should try." – John F. Kennedy Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Land Trust of North Alabama, 2707 Artie St. SW, Suite 6, Huntsville, AL 35805.
Published by The Huntsville Times from May 28 to May 30, 2021.