Linda Jean Roach Little passed away peacefully in he sleep after a long illness on December 14, 2019. She was born to JA and Nessye Mae Roach June 5, 1943 in Big Lake, Texas. She was the oldest of three sisters. Linda was preceded in death by her sister Mary Kathleen Roach, her parents JA and Nessye Mae Roach, and her husband Chris Little.
Linda graduated high school from Fort Davis High in 1961. During High School she played basketball, was a class officer, and won the State Ready Writing title. She attended Sul Ross State University.
She married George E. Grubb, Jr. in 1962. They were blessed with two daughters. She married Christopher T. Little in 1985. They were married until his death in 2018.
Linda was an avid reader and loved the library. She was an excellent seamstress and cook much to her family's delight! She loved her cats, her garden and the wild birds that sowed the seeds of her flowers. She was active in local theater and performed many productions in the area. Her crowning glory was her music. She played the piano and the guitar. She was known for her beautiful voice. She sand for many couples's weddings, in church, with the Midland Symphony and with the Clancy Brothers for many years. She loved he Irish heritage and sang with a full heat about it. Many remember her singing on the stairs of Sutler's Boarding House as they dined. She wrote several plays, poems and stories never veering far from her state writing title.
Linda is survived by he sister Karen Gayle McGuire and husband Brad of Alpine, Texas, daughter Dr. Tamara L. Grubb and her husband Bill of Uniontown, Washington, daughter Lana R. Hickok and her husband Ray of Crawford, Texas, step-daughter Meg Pratt of Marble Falls, Texas, step-daughter Suzanne Hansen of Gillette, Wyoming. four grandchildren and three step grandchildren.
Linda will be honored in a private ceremony at a later date. The family asks for memorials to be sent to the Alpine Library, The Sunshine House, Micheal's Mountain Ministry, the Alpine humane Society or the charity of your choice.
Alpine Memorial Funeral Home was entrusted with her services. Online condolences may be left at: www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com.
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