27 October , 1942 – 23 May , 2019
Mary Linda (Jones) Kahlich, 76, of Smyer, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. She was born in October of 1942 to Woodrow and Mary (Hickmott) Jones in California. Her family moved to Smyer where they farmed for many years, and she married Albert Kahlich at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Levelland in 1961. She and her husband were active members of the church where they were instrumental in starting the annual Sausage Festival. She was retired from the USDA Farm Service Agency, was active in the Smyer Senior Citizens Program, the Daughters of the American Revolution and other civic organizations in the Ropes and Smyer area.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Christopher of Salinas, California, and her husband, who passed away in 2005. She is survived by two children; Greg and Tammy Kahlich and Angela Kahlich; five grandchildren; Erica Baker and husband, Cody, of Lubbock, Addison Kahlich, Mason Kahlich, Megan Kirksey, and Nolan Kirksey and two great grandchildren; Mikaela Baker and Nick Baker.
Rosary service will be at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Levelland on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00 am with interment following at the Smyer Cemetery. Arrangements are under the compassionate care of George Price Funeral Home of Levelland. Online condolences may be offered at www.georgepricefuneralhome.com.
- Woodrow and Mary Hickmott, Parents (deceased)
- Albert Kahlich, Husband
- Christopher ~, Son (deceased)
- Greg, and Tammy Kahlick and Angela Kahlich, Children
- Erica baker and husband,Cody and Addison Kahlick, Mason Kahlich, Megan Kirksey, and Nolan Kirksey, Grandchildren
- Mikaela Baker and Nick Baker, Great Grandchildren
- Cody Baker
- Ricky Steffens
- Rodney Kirkland
- Travis Albright
- Ed Donaho
- Mason Kahlich
- Rosary Service Sunday, 26 May , 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, 28 May , 2019
Cheryl Gaydos Shaw
4 June 2019
Our sincerest sympathies for the loss of your loved one...May God grant you all peace and comfort in the coming days, and may your fond memories of Linda bring a smile to your hearts.
Cheryl Gaydos Shaw & family
(I am a daughter of Gustie Dworaczyk Gaydos, Irene Kahlich was my Aunt, Linda was my first cousin by marriage to Albert).
28 May 2019
My Sincerest Condolences to Greg and Tammy...Tammy always spoke highly of Linda. I work with Tammy, I am saddened for their loss. May Peace find you all. And may she rest in Peace.
26 May 2019
Back in 1986, Linda was the first person I met from Dale's family (Dale is Albert's youngest brother). She always made me feel so welcome and loved. Linda was such an amazing role model and friend. I’m going to really miss my sister-in-law. Much love to my amazing Kahlich family.
Johnny and Leona (Chris) Whipple
25 May 2019
Johnny and I would like to send our condolences. Johnny is the brother of
Wanda Dworaczyk and we met Linda at some of the family gatherings. We knew Linda and Albert and Irene and they were all wonderful people.
Wanda would like to speak to some of the family but has lost all contact and she has been unable to contact Sharon.
Wanda lives in Fruitvale, Tx., now near her daughter, Linda (Dworaczyk) Allen and son Gary Deishler.
If possible could someone contact Wanda at 1-903-962-3837.
Again we are all very saddened by your loss. We send our love and Prayers.
25 May 2019
When my brother Albert first brought Linda to the farm to meet his family, I liked her right away. She was funny, full of life, open and warm hearted. Through the years that never changed, but indeed grew. As the little brother, I truly appreciated that she seemed to acknowledge me just like the adults. It was always a pleasure to see or speak with her. On this first visit, we found out about her fondness for cats. At some point during the day she wandered out to the barn area where she encountered the infamous cat gang that we kept mostly for catching mice and they made their home in and around the barn for that purpose. But being a "city" girl from Ropesville, Linda attempted to befriend the felines. Needless to say, they did not quite appreciate her as much as I had and she returned with multiple scratches....but still full of smiles. We need more of her in the world. Wishing her great peace.