July 3, 1942 – February 4, 2020
The Lord answered prayers of Linda Nell (Guinn) Offutt and she made the transition to her heavenly home on February 4, 2020, after several years of declining health.
Linda, an identical twin to Wanda Gail, was born to Wilkie and Margie Guinn on July 3, 1942, in Seymour, Texas. After attending first grade in Wichita Falls, Texas, her family moved to Munday, Texas in 1948 where she attended and graduated from Munday High School. Linda played clarinet in band. She and her sister were twin drum majorettes of their award-winning high school marching band.
Weeks shy of age fourteen she began a life-time friendship with her soul-mate, George Q. Offutt, and they were married four years later after Linda finished high school. A week later she enrolled in Abilene Christian (College) University, and three years later at age of twenty obtained a degree in elementary education. She taught second grade for four years until the birth of their first child, Brad. Three years later God blessed them with another son, Brian.
Through hard work and regular lessons, Linda became quite a good tennis player and won many trophies in the championship division as a competitive doubles partner. After her sons were in middle school she became business confidant and executive secretary to her husband’s various business ventures. After marriage, Linda & George lived their entire lives in the Texas towns of Abilene (25 years), Clarksville (2 years), Lubbock (15 years), Horseshoe Bay (11 years) and Meadowlakes (6 years). Until declining health took a toll, Linda loved taking her family for a skiing vacation each year and enjoyed many interesting and fun trips with her husband, sister and brother-in-law.
The family would like to make known its appreciation for the devoted and competent professional attention of Dr. Amy Offutt, visits of close friends, three wonderful ladies who lovingly cared for Linda during the last months of her life and for the attentive staff at CelesteCare of Horseshoe Bay and for Kindred Hospice of Georgetown for professional services provided in the final weeks.
Linda is survived by her husband, George, son Brad & wife Dr. Amy Offutt, son Brian & wife Melanie Offutt, six grandchildren: Colby, Dylan & Halley; Nathan & wife Kelsey, Noah, and Hannah; her twin sister, Wanda Walton, and brother JR Guinn & wife Linda, six nephews: Montie and Kyle McAfee, Craig Guinn, Aaron, Jacob and Dent Offutt and four nieces: Camille Hailey, April Guinn, April Barnett & Angie Harrington. Linda also had a loving relationship with George’s siblings: Sara & Frank Eggleston; Dan & Becky Offutt and Joe & Charlotte Offutt as well as many friends made in school, church, and a variety of social activities. She is preceded in death by her parents, a still-born younger sister and one niece, Andrea (Guinn) Williams.
Visitation will be Friday February 7, 2020 from 5-7 PM at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas. Funeral Service will be February 8, 2020 at 2 PM at the Marble Falls Church of Christ, Broadway at U.S. Hwy 281.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to either: The George and Linda Offutt Endowed Scholarship Fund at Abilene Christian University, ACU Box 29130, Abilene, TX 79699-9130; Faith Academy 3151 FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654; or a favorite charity.
- Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020
- Burial Saturday, February 8, 2020
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Patti Perkins Henry
February 8, 2020
Mrs. Offutt was my 2nd grade teacher at Valley View. I loved her. She was so beautiful and sweet. I wanted to be just like her. One day her sister drove up and she went outside to talk to her. Everyone in the class went to the window to see her sister. We couldn’t believe there was someone else that looked just like her. When we took our individual school pictures everyone was exchanging their small pictures. I gave her my picture and she gave me one of hers but told me she was only giving one to me and not to tell anyone. I never did except my Mother. I was so proud of that picture. I still have it. I also still have our class picture that she was in.
Maurice and Gayla Peeples
February 7, 2020
Dear George and family,
We have known you since we were all about 19 years old, meeting at ACU. Later, living in San Antonio, we loved getting to know and love Brian and Melanie. I hosted a baby shower for them.
Then upon moving to Horseshoe Bay, how we loved and appreciated getting to know Brad and Amy who was our tender and caring doctor. How happy we were to spend the last 19 years here at Horseshoe Bay with you - going on golfing outings, Going to see the musical, “Cats” ( even though you accidentally got the tickets Super Bowl night) going to Branson, and on Friday nights listening to Bubba Clark sing country.
God has blessed us with you and Linda and your sweet family. May he bless you all with peace and comfort as you morn the loss of Linda.
Our love and prayers.
Gayla and Maurice Peeples
February 6, 2020
George, Ann and I want to express our sympathy on the passing of Linda. We remember the good times with you and Linda here in Lubbock. Praying for you and your kids during this sad time.
February 5, 2020
George, remembering the good times we had with you and Linda when you all lived in Lubbock. Praying for God to help your family find peace and comfort during this time,
God Bless ,