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Linda Dean

Linda Ruth Dean born December 10, 1941 in Dallas, TX was the only child of James and Cleone Green. She grew up in the Dallas area and graduated as the co-valedictorian of South Oak Cliff High School Class of 59. She was a National Merit Scholar and the first person in her family to ever go to college. Linda attended Rice University in Houston, TX where she met her future husband of 50 years Alexander L. (Larry) Dean.

Linda and Larry were wed on July 23, 1961 in Dallas and then moved to St. Petersburg, FL. where their first child, Ema Lou Dean, was born in 1962. Following a move to Schenectady, NY, Alexander (Sandy) L. Dean was born in 1964. In 1965, Lindas third child, James Jefferson Dean, was born. After her three children were in school, Linda sold real estate and studied at State University New York - Albany. The family moved to Trumbull, CT for three years in the 1980s, and then in 1987, Linda completed her degree in Psychology with honors from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY.

Linda and Larry moved to Santa Rosa, CA in 1988, and she discovered all things California, in particular new age thinking. In 1998, they moved to Davis, CA where they resided at the time of her passing.

From 1990 to 2008, Linda Dean was the co-owner of K&M Bark & Sawdust, a trucking company based in Woodland, CA.

Following retirement Linda enjoyed: family especially grandchildren, friends, new age activities, her writing and acting classes, and recently discovered the joys of cruising.

Linda passed away suddenly on June 28, 2011 and is survived by her: husband (Larry), three children (Ema, Sandy and Jeff) and five grandchildren (Kyle, Ryan, Sarah, Thomas and Emma).

Visitation hours will be held from 5-7pm Friday July 1st at Wiscombe Funeral Home 116 D Street Davis, CA 95616 (530-758-5500).

A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday July 2nd at the Davis Senior Center 646 A Street (Corner of Seventh and A Streets) Davis, CA 95616.

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Dear Larry and the Entire Dean Family, Our hearts and prayers reach out to a very special family at this time of need. Linda will be dearly missed. From Dan and everyone here at Armstrong.

Daniel Bertrand Dec 31 2011 12:00 AM

I regret not knowing Linda better. I enjoyed her presence in the drama group. Her delightful smile and her pleasure in the activities enhanced our work and provide poignant memories. My thoughts and sympathy go to the family.

Sandy Weiss Jul 7 2011 12:00 AM

Time passes so fast that you never really think that you are getting older. I am so sorry that I was not able to come to Texas when Linda and Larry were there. My sincerest sympathies to the family. We will all miss Linda.

Diane Peterson Jul 6 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Larry: Our thoughts are with you in this time of loss. --Your Neighbors, Pamela and Clarence across the street

Clarence Major Jul 4 2011 12:00 AM

I know all of you will miss Linda. She has been so much support since losing Bobby. She was not only my cousin but also my friend. May the Lord comfort all of you at this time. She loved you all so much.

Darlene Pritchett Jul 1 2011 12:00 AM

Sandy and Family, Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Heidi Gorrebeeck Jul 1 2011 12:00 AM

Linda was the best friend and cousin anyone could ever have. I will cherish all my memories from this incredible woman!

Vicki Petty Jul 1 2011 12:00 AM

Dean Family, Sorry for your loss

Jim Pelkey Jun 30 2011 12:00 AM

Larry, Ema, Sandy and Jeff, I am so very saddened by the news of my cousin, Linda's passing. She was a very precious lady. I am so thankful that I was able to visit her late last year while she was in Dallas. I will forever cherish those few hours we had to chat and reminisce. I have a great picture of us together that I will always cherish. My deepest sympathy and prayers are certainly with you all at this time of sorrow. Love you all!

Beverly (Burlison) Abbott Jun 30 2011 12:00 AM