Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) Obituary

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Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton

(May 17,1922-November 14,2012)

Obituary (unedited)


LINTON & BIRD CHRONICLES, Volume VI, Issue 4, Winter © 2013, ISSN 1941-3521


Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton

Born: May 17, 1922, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

Died : November14, 2012, North Richland Hills, Tarrant County, Texas


Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, 90, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 11:15 am, at the North Hills Hospital, in Tarrant County, Texas, after being in a coma for 17 days. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Chapel, Fort Worth, Texas. A second funeral will be held at Benchmark Baptist Fellowship, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with burial in the Mount Comfort Cemetery near Alexandria, in Fairfax County, Virginia.


Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in honor of Evelyn Linton to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association or the Haltom the City Church of Christ or the Benchmark Baptist Fellowship.


Mrs. Linton was known as "Polly" to her Texas relatives and friends and as "Birdie" to her friends and relatives in Virginia. She was the fourth born of 16 children, eight boys and eight girls. Mrs. Linton was born in the Birdville area of Fort Worth on May 17, 1922, to Jeff Augustus "Gus" Bird (1893-1954) and Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988).


In 1940, after graduating from Riverside High School, she traveled to Washington, D.C., to find work. She met and married Kirk Louis Linton in 1944. Mrs. Linton was a housewife for over 30 years on the family farm located in Fairfax County, Virginia. In 1985, they moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia, after her husband's retirement from the Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad. She returned to Texas in 1988, after her husband's death.


Mrs. Linton worked at the Library of Congress cafeteria and then in the Pentagon's Railroad Department during the early years of World War II. She served as the secretary of the Great Meadows Little League baseball league in the Mount Vernon, Virginia, area for 19 years. She also served as secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 years. She too, was the secretary of the Great Meadows Civic Association during the 1950s. She was the Vice President of the Linton Research Fund Inc., from it’s establishment in 1987.


Mrs. Linton became a talented porcelain painter in the 1970s, winning over 50 prize ribbons at the local county fairs in Virginia between 1975 and 1985. She served as secretary of the Mount Vernon Porcelain Guild during that time, as well as being a lifetime member. Her hobbies included sewing clothes for relatives and friends, reading, doing word puzzles and traveling the country.


Mrs. Linton was a "born again Christian" and was baptized at the Haltom City Church of Christ.


Survivors: Sons, Kenneth Edward LINTON of Bedford Texas and Terry Louis LINTON of Fredericksburg, Virginia; brothers, Jeff August BIRD of Hawthorne, California, and Franklin Delano "Buddy" BIRD of Haltom City, Texas.


sisters: Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood of Riverside, Fort Worth, Texas; Frances Dell BIRD Shivers of Southlake, Tarrant County, Texas; Mary Louise BIRD Gill of Haltom City, Texas; Patricia "Pat" Marjie BIRD Bronstad of Austin, Texas; Beatrice "Betty" Jean BIRD Jensen of Kerrville, Texas.


grandchildren: Nancy Suzanne LINTON Hall of Madison, North Carolina; Karen Ann LINTON Hinkson of Poolsville, Maryland; Travis Louis LINTON of Wellington New Zealand; Wade Faris LINTON of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Creation Marie ROBINSON, of Florida; Autumn Diane ROBINSON of Florida.


great-grandchildren: Blake Alexander Linton HINKSON of Poolsville Maryland; Trent Anthony Linton HINKSON of Poolsville Maryland; Alexandra Louise LINTON, Jacqueline Zoe LINTON and Elijah Daniel LINTON of Wellington, New Zealand.


Pallbearers: Wade Faris Linton, David Alan Beavers, William "Jeff" Hall, Marco Trenton Hinkson, Blake Alexander Linton Hinkson and Trent Anthony Linton Hinkson.


Published in Star-Telegram on Friday, November 16, 2012

Published in The Free Lance - Star on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Published in the Alexandria Gazette on Wednesday, November 21, 2012