Linda Gay, a compassionate and caring Registered Nurse known for her dedication to helping others, has passed away at the age of 77. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. Linda's life was defined by her selflessness, love for nature, and joy in spending time with her great-grandchildren.
Born on October 30, 1945, in the serene city of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Linda grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Midwestern landscape. This love for the natural world stayed with her throughout her life, serving as a source of inspiration and rejuvenation.
Outside of her profession, Linda found immense joy in nurturing relationships with her family and loved ones. She treasured every moment spent with her great-grandchildren, engaging them in playful games that brought smiles to their faces. One of her favorite pastimes was observing deer graze peacefully in her front yard—an activity that never failed to fill her heart with serenity.
On October 16, 2023, Linda left this world peacefully from her residence. She is survived by her daughter Lori Flores, along with her spouse Clay Martin. Linda's grandchildren, Cristal and Amanda Carey-Hicks, David Carey, Sarah Carey, Destiny Chavez, Zack Martin, and Mary Martin. Additionally, Linda's great-grandchildren Mark, Nevaeh, Alen, Charolette, Tatiana, Demitri, Mateo, Julianna, Maleya, Gracie, Manny, Santiago, and Sarah will carry forth the love and kindness she bestowed upon them.
In addition to her immediate family members who will forever cherish memories of their time together, Linda leaves behind a legacy that extends through generations.
She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Mary Hulbert; her beloved son Wayne Wilkie; loving daughter Kathy Carey; caring son Larry Wilkie; devoted husband Howard Gay; and supportive brother Fred Hulbert.
In this time of profound loss, let us remember Linda Gay as a woman whose concern for others knew no bounds. Her compassion touched the lives of many and her legacy of selflessness will continue to inspire us all. As we mourn her passing, let us also celebrate the beautiful memories she has left behind and be grateful for the warmth and care she brought into our lives.
Rest in peace, Linda. Your spirit lives on in the hearts of all who knew you.
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Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas.