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Linda Williamson (Harkey)


Linda Carol Williamson Harkey, 65 years old, of Austin, Texas passed away October
10th, 2019 peacefully in her sleep at home lying next to her loving husband Gene.

Linda was born in Plainview, Texas to Bill and Naoma Williamson on July 21st, 1954.
They moved to Pampa Texas shortly after where Linda grew up with her siblings
Brent, Lagayla, and Sharon. She graduated from Pampa High in 1972. 

Linda was briefly married to Craig Snell and had Eric Jason on January 11, 1972. When Eric was 2 years old, Linda and Eric moved down to Kyle, Texas where they made some longtime friends. She was the head bookkeeper and payroll administrator at Thermon Manufacturing. She loved Austin so much that she moved here. She started her new medical career at Dr. Greenwood Wooten's office, then a few years later she went back to the business aspect of the medical field and was the Office Manager for Dr. Hal Moore and Dr. Taber.

Linda met the love of her life at a mutual friend's house (Floyd and Suzie Green).
Her and Gene, or better known as "Spanky", were friends but for Gene the sparks
were real and Linda wasn't amused, she could see straight through it. Obviously, his
charm ended up working because her and Spanky were married on February 12th,  
1983, and then six months later Renee' "Rosebud" was born on August 28th. Then
they had Eugene on February 1st, 1986; he went to heaven in August of that year so
he could watch over his family. 

Gene and Linda started their catering business shortly after. It had some ups and downs, but Linda held it with Gene, and they made that business happen for 25 years. 

On June 27th, 1992 they were surprised unexpectedly with another bundle of joy, Bobbye Naoma Fern. Linda had such a close relationship with her mother in law, Mozelle who lived in Bastrop. That was perfect because Renee' and Bobbye kept their parents on their toes. Mozelle came in and snapped everyone into shape and Linda loved that. Eric would come down and visit in the summer. He had started his own life as a young man by then. Linda also loved her parents and siblings. She was big on family.

Linda was such a strong woman, for many years she suffered from kidney failure,
lost her bodily functions and even lived in an assisted living facility for a couple of
years. She had to re-learn how to walk and feed herself. Gene fed and helped her
until she regained her full functions again. She managed and got back to her original state. She was cured from diabetes, still dealt with kidney failure and fought with Rhabdomyolysis till death.

The last few months Gene & Linda spent their time and company together. They
were so much in love, they reminisce of the past and spoke of future plans. The last
few days she was in such high spirits. She still had an enormous and loving heart till the end. Gene didn't realize he would give her his last 2 kisses the night before she passed away.

Linda is survived by her husband, Gene "Spanky" of Austin Tx. Eric Snell and
family of Amarillo. Renee' and her family of Kyle. Bobbye Hamilton and her family of
Driftwood. Brother, Brent and wife Nita. Her sister, Sharon. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son Eugene Whaley III,
sister La Gayla Park, mother and father Naoma and Bill Williamson, mother-n-law
Mozelle Caldwell. Mom and Dad Naoma and Bill and sister LaGayla Park.
Let's remember her last words "I will love you forever" as Gene responded "I Will
Always Love You".

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