June 8, 1936 - Jan. 25, 2019
Linda W. Howell , 82, of Fair Oaks Ranch peacefully joined loved ones in God’s paradise on Jan. 25, 2019, after a long and arduous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare neurological disorder. Linda was born June 8, 1936, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Andrew and Melva Way. She was preceded in death by her parents and older brother, Donald, and two wonderful husbands: Gordon Johnson, a kind intellectual, who helped her raise two precocious daughters and Mark Howell, her high school sweetheart and love of her life with whom she reconnected and shared 17 years of marriage.
Linda leaves behind not only an amazing legacy in her career and sports accomplishments, but also three daughters she loved very much: Sarah (David) Forsman of Boerne, Courtney Frisbie of Hayward, California, and Cara (Mike) Lind of Chandler, Arizona. She was also blessed with four granddaughters, Lindsey, Taylor, Makenna and Kyndall and one grandson, Mark.
Linda lived a full and social life. After attending the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, she pursued a successful career in interior design in the San Francisco Bay Area. She persevered to earn the special ASID designation for her design endeavors. Linda was also an accomplished golfer and tennis player. She perpetuated the love of golf by coaching and encouraging the game in the Bay Cities League of Juniors in Northern California.
Linda was also an active member of the Junior League wherever she resided. She was an accomplished pianist and loved to travel and entertain. Linda was a devoted and caring friend with many treasured, lifelong friendships. All who knew her will miss her infectious sense of humor and tremendous smile. She lived life to the fullest. Next to family and friends, some of her favorite experiences include attending several Masters golf championships, a Kentucky Derby and Wimbledon and extensive world travel. Beautiful inside and out, her passion for people and life will be missed.
A private family celebration of Linda Howell will be arranged in the spring. Our special thank you to Ann Jenkins and the caregivers support group at Spring Creek United Methodist Church. Also our love and appreciation to the in-home caregivers who gave so much to help Linda remain at home in the Hill Country as long as possible. Amazing gratitude to the owners and staff at Changing Seasons, The Cottages at Danny Kaye memory care facility for their genuine and unending devotion, love, care, and support of both residents and their families and to the dependability of CIMA Hospice.