The Woodward News

Obituaries

October 22, 2012

Linda Young

Woodward, Okla. — Linda Young went to be with her Heavenly Father October 16, 2012 surrounded by loved ones.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am  Monday, October 22, 2012 in the First Baptist Church with the Reverend Tony Barros officiating.  Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Linda Jane (Walker) Young was born November 5, 1951 in Watonga, Oklahoma to Lloyd Keith and Sarah Pauline (Bowman) Walker.  She attended Greenfield Public Schools for 11 years and graduated from Watonga High School in 1970.  She attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. 

Linda was married 37 years to her soul mate, Tommy Ray Young on July 31, 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  They made their home in Watonga, Oklahoma for four years before moving to their current home in Woodward, where they have resided for the past 33 years.  Linda and Tommy worked and played side by side operating their cattle and oil business, fishing, quail hunting, golfing and going to horse races.

Linda adored her large family and cooking holiday meals for everyone.  She believed in the tradition of sending each family member birthday cards.  “MaLinda”, as her grandchildren called her, made Christmas special with her scavenger hunts, the green pickle ornament hunt, and the amazing talent of finding the perfect gift for everyone.  Linda always wore mums with her grandson’s name on it to all their homecoming football games.  Her beloved nieces and nephews eagerly anticipated Aunt Linda’s Easter pinatas’ at their annual Easter picnics and the unique and different gifts she would come up with.

Linda was member of the First Baptist Church of Woodward.  She was also former President of PEO, Gamma Club of Woodward, and Northwest Cattlewomen’s Association from which many lasting friendships were made.

Linda is survived by her husband Tommy of the home; three sons, Mike Young and wife Melody, Greg Young and wife Lorinda, Steve Young all of Woodward; two daughters, Beverly Garman of Ft. Worth, Texas, Kathy Young of Oklahoma City; brother, Doug Walker and wife Jan of Greenfield;  two sisters, Patty Neely and husband David of Woodward, Sandra Perkins and husband Keith of Duncan; grandchildren Melissa Scandariato and husband Brian of Austin, Texas, Michelle Garman of Austin, Texas, Heather Garman and Nicole Garman both of Houston, Texas, Chris Young and wife Kelly of Weatherford, Vince Young and wife Lindsey of Blanchard, Tyson Young and wife Laura of Tahlequah, Lake Young and Tanner Young both of Woodward; nine great-grandchildren, 18 nieces and nephews, 22 great nieces and nephews, one great-great niece, one great-great nephew; and brother-in-law, George Young.  Linda loved her dogs, Chauncey and Sterling, and considered them part of the family.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Pauline Walker, mother-in-law Fern Young, and son-in-law Gerald Garman.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Woodward or a charity of choice with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

Remembrances may be made online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

 

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