September 19, 1940 – October 9, 2021
Linda Lee (Mcleod) Hildabridle, 81 born September 19, 1940 - October 9, 2021 passing away at her home in Burnet, Texas, from complications of Parkinson's. She fought a courageous fight for the last five years. Linda is survived by her husband Jerry Hildabridle of 58 years, her son Courtney Hildabridle, Sister-in-Law Lana Hildabridle of Beaumont, granddaughter Tiffany Garetson (Jarred) and great grand children Kurri, Lili and Kagen. Also, her brothers Sam Mcleod (Vickie) (Burnet), Lee Mcleod (Trisha) (Houston) and Nick Mcleod (Burnet) including many nieces and nephews She is preceded by her parents L.0. Mcleod sr. and Sadie Ruth (Segrest) Mcleod and son Jerry Glenn Hildabridle jr. Linda was born in Jasper, Texas, raised in Port Arthur/Port Acres, Texas attending school in both towns. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1959, attended Port Arthur Business College and then began her dream career as a stewardess for Eastern Airlines, based in Miami, New York and Atlanta. In January 1963 she married Jerry in Virginia Beach, Va., where he was stationed while serving in the U.S. Navy. After Jerry's discharge in June of 63', the newlyweds began their lives together in Atlanta, Linda working for Eastern Airlines-Atlanta, ticket counter and Jerry starting his career with Delta Air Lines, aircraft maintenance. In 1968 they transferred to Houston, Texas. It must be told that during the years of 63' to 68', the couple moved at least 7 times. Linda was not cheap, but frugal, always looking for a cheaper apartment. Their dear friends, Stan and Beth Pullen, were glad to see them leave Atlanta, in 1968 and not be called upon to help with another move. In 1994, after 30 years of part time jobs, and staying home with the boys, Linda once again continued her airline career with Continental Express, today's job title "Fight Attendant". She performed this vocation for several years as "Sky Mom", due to the pilots being much younger than her, loving every minute of that job. After 10 years she decided to retire, be a helpmate, dig holes to plant trees and roses around her home. Linda and Jerry were members of Hill Country Fellowship and First Baptist Church, both of Burnet, making many friends and participating in many activities. The family would like to express their gratitude to Altus Hospice Care for their kind and professional care. Also, thank you to Seton Home Care for their medical care and physical therapy. The funeral service will be officiated by Ivan Chandler, under the direction of Clements- Wilcox Funeral Home Wednesday October 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, and interment Magnolia Springs, Texas on Thursday October 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm.
- Jerry Hildabridle, Husband
- Courtney Hildabridle, Son
- Lana Hildabridle, Sister-in-law
- Tiffany Garetson (Jarred), Granddaughter
- Kurri, Great Grandchild
- Lili, Great Grandchild
- Kagen, Great Grandchild
- Sam McLeod (Vickie), Brother
- Lee McLeod (Trisha), Brother
- Nick McLeod, Brother
Linda is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents L.O. McLeod Sr. and Sadie Ruth Segrest McLeod and son Jerry Glenn Hildabridle Jr.
Funeral Service Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Interment Magnolia Springs Cemetery
Thursday, October 14, 2021
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Ron and Lynn Giesy
October 14, 2021
We have many fond memories of Linda when we shared Bible Study group together and other activities, both in and out of church, at Hill Country Fellowship. We were blessed to have this beautiful lady as a friend.
Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Ron and Lynn Giesy
October 14, 2021
That was a beautiful write up about Linda’s life she was a beautiful lady I know you’ll miss her you’ll be in our prayers come visit us when you’re if you ever come to our area
Melodie Anderson (Belles)
October 13, 2021
I have known Linda since I was born, 65 years ago now. She was my idol growing up. So sophisticated and stylish- beautiful, living an exciting life of travel and fun! I wanted to be just like her. My condolences to her family who seemed extended family to me, and brother Mark, and sister Joi. She was truly a special and blessed woman.