Beverly Ann Linton
July 16, 1950 – July 21, 2020
On the morning of July 21, 2020, Beverly Ann Cross Linton passed away peacefully from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was a resident at Avalon Memory Care and Loving Hope Hospice. Beverly was 70 years of age.
She was born on July 16, 1950 in Olney, Texas at Hamilton Hospital to father Milburn Elmer Cross and mother Roeda Eurine Baker. Beverly attended school at Springtown high school and graduated with honors in 1968. She played basketball in high school and showed a great interest in health care. Her best friend in high school was Susan Carson. After graduating from high school, she attended nursing school and received her registered nursing license in her early twenties. She met and married Dr. James W. Linton of Hurst, Texas. They were married for approximately thirty years and had one son, David Patrick Linton.
She dedicated her life in the care of others in her community initially working as a nurse in the private general medical practice of her husband, Dr. James W. Linton in Hurst, Texas. Eventually, she would transition to an even more demanding role as a hospice nurse in Henderson County and Arlington, Texas. She met and fell in love with her dear friend, John Prindle. They shared many years together enjoying travel, spending time at her lake house at Cedar Creek Lake, and annually participating in the hummingbird festival in Rockport, Texas. John independently cared for Beverly with love and kindness as long as he could after Alzheimer’s disease set upon her.
Beverly was a devout Christian who was raised in the Church of Christ. As a young adult, she became a worshipping member of the Anglican Church. She loved attending services, singing hymns, and contemplating the sermons with reverence. She was attentive to the importance of faith in her life and impressed upon her family this essential value. Beverly enjoyed nature and the outdoors especially gardening, camping, fishing, boating, and water skiing. In her youth and young adulthood, she was an avid tennis and soccer player. Her favorite music was classical rock & roll and country & western. Her favorite musical instrument was the piano which she enjoyed playing at her home in Arlington. Her greatest contribution in this life was her love, compassion, and empathy for others in her care. She gave a tremendous amount of her time dedicated to the health and welfare of her patients as a registered nurse. Her sacrifice for others has alway been a source of inspiration and admiration to us all. She was a loving and supportive mother and grandmother. She always encouraged a dedication to education, integrity, industriousness, and family. She inspired her son to the profession of medicine and taught the value of a life of sacrifice in the care of others.
She is survived by her son, Dr. David Patrick Linton, her daughter-in-law, Kristan Linton, granddaughters, Gabriella Beth Linton and Madeline Claire Linton, her partner and best friend, John Prindle, nieces Michele and Kristy Cross, cousins Teresa Brown, Shelly Boyd, and Terry Cross, nephews Michael, Jacob, and Dustin Cross and her brothers, Lanoy, Denny, and Ricky Cross. Her brother, Gaylon, preceded her in joining Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grandprairiefh.com for the Linton family.
Monday, July 27, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020