Linda Horton Evans, age 66, passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. She was born March 2, 1944, in Houston, to the late Ralph F. and Dorothy Mae Nelson Horton.
Linda was raised in Hallettsville with her five brothers, Donald Lee, Wayne, Richard (Dick), Ralph, and David. She cherished her childhood and the wonderful memories of growing up in a loving home. As a child, she adored her grandparents and treasured the time spent with them and with her aunts, uncles, and many cousins. She loved her many nieces and nephews and enjoyed watching them grow up from little kids to young adults- with families of their own.
Linda lived her life full of energy and always had a smile on her face, and something funny to say. She was strong, courageous, and tough when she needed to be – and kind and gentle and showed her tender side to those closest to her. She enjoyed spending time with her grandbabies, tending her many animals – her dogs, horses, and cattle, being outside in her yard, with her plants and enjoying the sunshine. She was always ready for an adventure – a road trip, a shopping spree, or anything to get out and do something. She touched the lives of many people; she was very giving and helpful, and always ready to lend a helping hand. She was quick and witty, and just a joy to be around – there was always something to laugh about!
She was very special her family and will be deeply missed by her husband of 46 years, Joe Lee Evans; son, Jeff and Shannon Evans; daughter, Kim and Mark Phillips; grandchildren, Makayla Evans and Garrett Evans; and many extended family members.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m., Monday evening. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at the Hallettsville City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank her special caregivers, Gloria and Hope; Dr. Jesse DeLeon and Dr. Richard Sawyers and their staff; and the nurses of Victoria Nursing and Rehabilitation for all of the tender care that was given to Linda during her short illness.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Texas, a local pet adoption agency, or donor’s choice
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home