Linda "Kim" Witter

February 7, 1939June 9, 2021

Linda Kim Witter went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2021. Linda was born on February 7, 1939 in Seoul, Korea. Her parents were Bong Kyong Kim and Cha Hee Chang. Linda’s name while living in Korea was In Sook Kim. When Linda became a U.S. citizen in 1972, she changed her name to Linda Kim Witter.

Linda met her beloved husband, Forrest while he served in Korea during the Vietnam War. Linda and Forrest married in 1968, lived in the Dallas area following Forrest’s military service and moved to Austin in 1990. Linda was known as “Kim” at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in Austin where she worked for ten years.

After Forrest’s passing in 2013, Linda moved to Washington for a year only to return back to the warm Texas weather that Linda loved. Her return back to Austin allowed her to root for her beloved Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys and to enjoy her vegetarian enchiladas at Chuy’s.

Linda loved to stay active by walking, gardening and traveling.

Linda is survived by her nephew Jung Kim (Victoria), niece Helen Kim, and niece Grace Kim who affectionately called Linda “Komo.” Linda is also survived by her caregiver and friend, Grace Timmons and Grace’s daughters, Mekenzy and Kelsey that affectionately called Linda “Grandma Kim.”

A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held on July 17, 2021 at 10:00 am at Cook-Walden Funeral Home 6100 N. Lamar Austin, TX.

Interment will be in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas at a later date. Linda’s family extends a special thank you to Linda’s physician, Jody Powell, FNP, the staff at Onion Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation & Gracia Hospice.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 17, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, July 19, 2021


Linda "Kim" Witter

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Rose Snider

July 7, 2021

I have known Linda since 2005 and considered her as a good friend. We traveled together on several trips and had some fun times together. My condolences and sympathy to the family. She was a sweet sincere person.

Margo Barba

July 1, 2021

It was an honor to help care for Ms. Linda (jun2020-nov2020). I remember that Ms. Linda loved going to BINGO & taking strolls outside (when the weather was good). Ms. Linda will be greatly missed.
~Margo (Margaret Barba)
(Synergy HomeCare -CareGiver)

Bill Dally

June 16, 2021

I worked with Kim at Housing and Community Affairs. Every time I visited with Kim I came away laughing. Kim had a quick sharp wit and always cut to the heart of the matter. She was very intelligent and had uncommon common sense. She spoke English with an accent that was delightful to hear. We are the poorer after losing Kim but Heaven is the better for having Kim.

It takes a special family to be a caregiver for another at end of life.
Thank you Grace and Mekensy and Kelsey.

Sheron Everett

June 15, 2021

Working with Kim at TDHCA was a joy and a blessing, she was funny, smart, loved hearing about her garden, and Forrest. After all you've done and been through you can take your eternal rest, so rest in heaven my friend.🙏🙏🙏🌹