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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX

OBITUARY

Linda Cansler

December 28, 1944August 18, 2019
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Linda Cheryl Cansler died August 18, 2019, at the Yaya House in Beaumont. Born December 28, 1944, in Beaumont, Texas she was one of three children of Jack Weldon Cansler, Sr. and Sadie Cansler. She was preceded in death by her parents; She is survived by her three children: Samy Kamel Soliman of Beaumont, TX, Hany Kamel Soliman and wife Ling Hong Cai of Sugar Land, TX, Henry McArthur Soliman and wife Sarah Kathleen Soliman of Herndon, VA, her five grandchildren: Mikayla Tristan Sowder-Soliman of Bellingham WA , Roshdy Nagy Soliman of Imperial Beach, CA, Adam Hany Soliman of Sugar Land, TX, Sarah Ling Soliman of College Station, TX, and Ryan Haney Soliman of Sugar Land, TX, her uncle Donald Patureau of Amelia, LA, and her two brothers: Jack Weldon Cansler, Jr. of Hartford, CT, and Charles Thomas “Tom” Cansler of Austin, TX. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Linda served in the Peace Corps in Uganda, earned her Master’s at the American University in Cairo Egypt, and her Law Degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

She was a young age adventurer and world traveler, and made a career as an attorney. Linda was active with the Melody Maid Foundation, the Colonial Dames XVIIC, and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Her Catholic faith was important to her.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday September 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment of her ashes will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

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Mary Kathryn Ingram Perrio

September 5, 2019

That smile, that melodic voice, always cheerful, brilliant and beautiful. We will always miss you, Linda....

Sandra Ray Burrell

September 4, 2019

Linda and I have been friends since the 70s and 80s when we both became involved with the Melody Foundation as exMelody Maids. As a lawyer she even helped me with some legal issues. Our phone calls to each other will be missed. Now you are at peace.

MITZI JIMENEZ

September 3, 2019

I was so sad with the news of Linda's passing. Such great memories from South Park High School and such a sweet and highly intelligent girl. God has a new angel. Condolences to all her relatives

GALE Sachitano. Nelson

August 29, 2019

Linda Will be missed , she was A fellow Melody Maid, friend and ATTORNEY , PRAYERS for her FAMILY, Gale Sachitano Nelson

Lynda White

August 23, 2019

Linda and I have been friends since high school. I admired her brilliant mind. She was so smart and always had a twinkle in her eye. When we traveled together in the Melody Maids, she was always looking for the most recent publication of Time or News Week. I on the other hand, was checking out the Seventeen magazine. Our mothers made fudge for us to sell, to finance our Melody Maid trips. We had such fun going from business to business selling our little boxes of fudge. She made me feel special! I know she is with our Lord, free from all earthly limitations. God rest her soul, and bless all her family. Lynda Ferguson

Sharon Andrews

August 22, 2019

Linda and I have been dear friends since our early teens starting in 1959. We both went to South Park High and were in Melody Maids together. We visited every time I was in Beaumont and the last time was the end of May. She was like a sister and I will miss her terribly but I know she is in a better place now and free. Samy, her oldest son, was so committed and good to her and I hurt for him now in his loss as well as her other two sons, their wives and all her grandchildren whom she loved so dearly. I know she is at peace now and is probably going to the library to find a good book.
Sharon Andrews
Jacksonville, Florida

Cookie Brown

August 22, 2019

Peace and love to all those who were honored to call Linda friend. She was a person of unlimited curiosity, diligence and justice. Open to help those she could. She cared for her mother. Doing God's work. She loved her father dearly, who was gone too soon. I know she is soaring now free from earth's limitations and has true peace and freedom in heaven.

Caroline Goodrich Caine

August 21, 2019

Linda was one of my closest friends through high school and college and beyond. Bright, funny, loyal, and more. And what a beautiful singer! I miss her. My heart goes out to her family as they deal with this loss.

Carol Corbin

August 20, 2019

Linda was a cherished friend to me in high school and in college. My memories are very fond. With special affection I recall the time I went with Linda and her mother to visit their extended family in Morgan City, Louisiana. The hospitality was generous; the good times rolled!

Please accept my condolences.

Carol Achenbach Corbin

Janice Christensen

August 20, 2019

Linda & I are double first cousins. Sadly we have been estranged, but I am very sad to hear of her passing. I remember a time when we were close and we had some good times. I mourn those days. 😪

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Volunteering services and representing Colonel George Moffett Chapter, NSDAR, at the Temple to the Brave, 2014

FROM THE FAMILY

Volunteering on Genealogy Days at Tyrrell Historical Library 2014

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Linda wins door prize at Constitution Luncheon, 2014

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Volunteering services and representing Colonel George Moffett Chapter, NSDAR, at the Temple to the Brave, 2014

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Linda attends Fall Forum for DAR in 1014

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Assisting visitors at the Temple to the Brave 2014

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George Washington Tea, 2014

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Installation of new officers for Colonel George Moffett Chapter, NSDAR, 2013

FROM THE FAMILY

George Washington Tea, 2014