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Linda Yvonne Freeland

October 26, 1943 — July 16, 2023


Linda Yvonne Freeland

Linda Yvonne Freeland was born in Phoenix, Arizona on October 26, 1943.

She was born to Elmer McDonald and Thelma E Minter McDonald. Linda lived her life in Tucson Arizona where she was a beverage manager to Stuart Anderson Black Angus Restaurant where she worked for twenty-five years raising two girls as a single mother to Kim and Carrie. She later moved to Sahuarita Arizona, then to Arivaca Arizona where she became the beverage manager for Dessert Hills Quinoa III Golf Course. There she loved working, her horses, the art, and being a member of the Arivaca Baptist Church. She came to Texas to live with her daughter Carrie Tomlinson and son-in-law, Gary Tomlinson when she learned she had lung cancer. She had since retired and moved to Alba, Texas where she attended the First Baptist Church of Alba. She was known for her love of horseback riding, art, and painting.

She is preceded in death by her father Elmer A McDonald and her mother Thelma E McDonald; brother John McDonald; and her son-in-law John Patrick Watson.

She is survived by her daughters, Kim Watson of Shelby Township, Michigan, and Carrie Tomlinson and husband Gary of Alba, Texas; her sister, Joylee Lee; her brother, Jud McDonald; her grandchildren, Jake Watson, Luke Watson, Tara Watson, Candace Buckner, Taylor Elliott, Levi Buckner, Schyler Tomlinson, Chase Buckner, and Tristan Tomlinson; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and her dear friend, Nancy Christian of Arivaca, Arizona.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


We love you and will miss you until we are together again.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 AM on August 25, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Alba for her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society (201 N Hall St, Dallas, TX 75226).

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, August 25, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Alba

219 Holley St, Alba, TX 75410

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