OBITUARY

Linda H. Cram

July 11, 1939June 25, 2018
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Born in July of 1939 to Thomas Henderson Sr, and his wife Mary Frances Surbaugh Henderson, Linda Cram passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018 just a few weeks short of her 79th birthday. Married 57 years, she was the proud mother of three children, and lived in Texas for over 50 years. She lived with multiple sclerosis since 2003 and lived life to the fullest despite her physical limitations.

Linda was a cheerleader in high school and member of the Thespian Club. She graduated from Marshall University of West Virginia with a bachelors degree in teaching, with specialties in math and speech. She met the love of her life, Milton Cram, on a blind date in college, and never looked back.

A staunch believer in serving others, Linda took on many roles during her lifetime. She taught high school math, led the Houston chapter of the Delta Zeta sorority, led the Lakeside Forest homeowners association, worked as a treasurer for multiple churches and organizations, and led fundraising efforts for The Briarwood School of Houston for many years. Linda supported the Assistance League of Austin in a variety of roles. She volunteered as “Foxie the Clown” to entertain hospitalized children. She was a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers Women’s Auxiliary, Colonial Dames Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Austin Newcomers. She also sold and supported ACS Software for managing the books of numerous churches.

Linda was a regular churchgoer, and served as either a Deacon or Elder for Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church of Houston and Hope Presbyterian Church of Austin.

Linda bowled, and was an avid and competitive player of dominoes, bridge, mahjong, and bunco. A long-time fan and player of tennis, Wimbledon was her favorite tournament to watch each summer.

Linda was a friend to many, and loved nothing more than to bring them to her home and cook for them. Entertaining was a lifelong pleasure for her. Linda also enjoyed traveling with her husband to countries across the globe.

She is survived by husband Milt; sister Mary Henderson Hodges of Huntington WV, brother Thomas Henderson,Jr and his wife Marilyn of Macedon, NY; son Marc Cram and his wife Jody Cram; only grandchild Addison Cram; son Brian Cram; and daughter Lorie Cram.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the National MS Society or The Hope Presbyterian Church Generation to Generation Fund.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com for the Cram Family.

  • FAMILY

  • Milt Cram, Husband
  • Mary Henderson Hodges, Sister
  • Thomas & Marilyn Henderson Jr, Brother
  • Marc & Jody Cram, Son
  • Addison Cram, Grandchild
  • Brian Cram, Son
  • Lorie Cram, Daughter
  • DONATIONS

  • National MS Society
  • The Hope Presbyterian Church Generation to Generation Fund.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Betsy Vanderbilt

July 4, 2018

I met Linda at a Newcomer’s coffee back in 1997, shortly after Jerry and I retired to Austin. We immediatly discovered that we both had married young,both had 3 children fairly quckly, including one “special” child. We both had been teachers,and had traveled widely. Linda was my dear friend for many years. I respected her organizational capabilities, and her deep faith in the Lord. She was my sponsor on my Walk to Emmaus which changed my life. I will miss our phone chats, and will always remember her warm spirit. Rest in Peace. Betsy Vanderbilt

Gloria Wilburn

June 29, 2018

Knew Linda in Houston at Memorial Drive Presbyterian but really reconnected after both of us moved to Austin and joined Newcomers. We were close in the Caregivers group, Computer Club,Games, and social groups. She kept the books for our Investment club and was such a detailed mathematician. Her strength , determination and courage were a model for all and she will be missed and remembered by all who knew her.
Fondly, Gloria Wilburn

Peggy Christner

June 29, 2018

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.”

Sheila Gaeschke

June 28, 2018

Linda and I didn't always agree on everything but we shared some long talks over the past couple years. Linda was always one to reach out to others. She will be missed.

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Biography

Born in July of 1939 to Thomas Henderson Sr, and his wife Mary Frances Surbaugh Henderson, Linda Cram passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018 just a few weeks short of her 79th birthday. Married 57 years, she was the proud mother of three children, and lived in Texas for over 50 years. She lived with multiple sclerosis since 2003 and lived life to the fullest despite her physical limitations.

Linda was a cheerleader in high school and member of the Thespian Club. She graduated from Marshall University of West Virginia with a bachelors degree in teaching, with specialties in math and speech. She met the love of her life, Milton Cram, on a blind date in college, and never looked back.

A staunch believer in serving others, Linda took on many roles during her lifetime. She taught high school math, led the Houston chapter of the Delta Zeta sorority, led the Lakeside Forest homeowners association, worked as a treasurer for multiple churches and organizations, and led fundraising efforts for The Briarwood School of Houston for many years. Linda supported the Assistance League of Austin in a variety of roles. She volunteered as “Foxie the Clown” to entertain hospitalized children. She was a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers Women’s Auxiliary, Colonial Dames Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Austin Newcomers. She also sold and supported ACS Software for managing the books of numerous churches.

Linda was a regular churchgoer, and served as either a Deacon or Elder for Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church of Houston and Hope Presbyterian Church of Austin.

Linda bowled, and was an avid and competitive player of dominoes, bridge, mahjong, and bunco. A long-time fan and player of tennis, Wimbledon was her favorite tournament to watch each summer.

Linda was a friend to many, and loved nothing more than to bring them to her home and cook for them. Entertaining was a lifelong pleasure for her. Linda also enjoyed traveling with her husband to countries across the globe.