OBITUARY

Linda Kay Turk

July 23, 1955February 1, 2019
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Linda Kay Brown Turk was born July 23, 1955 in Ganado Texas to the late Nettie Mae Callis and the late Cleophus Brown, Sr. Linda and her family later relocated to Bay City, Texas. Linda attended Bay City public schools, where she excelled in academics. Linda also developed a lifetime love of basketball and managed the high school Women’s Basketball team during her senior year of high school. She also received Christ at an early age and attended services at Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church in Bay City.

After graduating from Bay City High School in 1973, Linda attended the University of Houston on an academic scholarship. She eventually married and spent several years working and raising her daughter before moving to the greater Austin area.

In 1983, Linda became employed with the Railroad Commission of Texas. During her 31 years of service to the state, she made several dear friends whom she loved like family. Her honesty, sharp wit, and sense of humor made her instantly likeable.

During her retirement, Linda took advantage of the extra time she was given to pursue her interests. Linda made it a priority to stay connected with her loved ones. She was also very passionate about politics and the NBA. Linda was also an excellent cook and enjoyed spoiling friends and family with her creations.

After a life well-lived, Linda transitioned to Heaven during the afternoon of Friday, February 1st, 2019. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and brother, Timmie Brown of Bay City (LaVernn).

Linda leaves a lifetime of memories to be cherished by her daughter, Taanya Turk of Austin; brothers: Cleophus Brown, Jr. (or “Cookie”) of Lake Jackson (Ethel), Alvin Brown of Houston, and Gerald Brown of Bay City (Sharmane); sisters: Paula Brown of Bay City and Adrienne Montgomery of Austin, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends who will miss her dearly.

The family of Linda Turk wishes to thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy during this difficult time.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Cleophus Brown, Jr.
  • Marcus Brown
  • Demerius Fletcher
  • Cass Price
  • Chad Price
  • Deric Rutherford
  • Alvin Brown, Honorary
  • Brandon Brown, Honorary
  • Chasse Brown, Honorary
  • Gerald Brown, Honorary
  • Justin Brown , Honorary
  • Kenneth Rutherford, Jr. , Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Linda Kay Turk

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Sharron Hebert

February 10, 2019

We grew up singing in the church choir at Evangelist Temple COGIC in Bay City where her grandmother... better known as "Sweet Thang" & her great grandmother, "Ms. Narcis Gatson" were members. She always had that beautiful smile & warm personality.

Flo Lombrano

February 9, 2019

Yes, also met Ms Linda at the RRC, 1983.
And yes, beautiful smile she had.
I remember, always going thru her P-5 office and always cutting a joke w/her and left her with a big smile/laugh behind me. She WAS something else. Just loved her. Sad when I heard of the news of her passing. RIP my friend❤️
Flo

Paul Wiggins

February 9, 2019

Linda, our classmate of 1973 “we are the best as you can see senior class ‘73”. I hadn’t seen Linda as for I could remember, back in high school always meek and sweet. Rest In Peace classmate.

Linda Borden

February 7, 2019

I worked at the Railroad Commission from 1978 till 1999 when I retired. While I didn’t know Linda personally I would see her often in the halls and lunch room. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. I pray she passed peacefully. Condolences to her daughter and family. Rest in peace Linda Kay. You have left many memories for your loved ones.

Evelyn Rivera

February 6, 2019

Linda was a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out. She was a wonderful coworker that knew her job forwards and backwards. I used to call her Ms. P-5 Financial Assurance due to the form she worked on all day and she would call me Ms. Evie. The RRC lost a great person when she retired. Her smile was and is what I will always remember her by. Rest In Peace my dear friend until we meet again.

David Triana

February 6, 2019

Linda was one of the truly wonderful people I had the privilege to work with at the Railroad Commission. I will always remember her smile and laughter! Eternal rest grant unto her O' Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her!

Doreatha Clark

February 6, 2019

My friend, my classmate you touched my lifein,a very special way. Your smile was like a ray of sunshine which would brighten up my day. The care, support and love you showed. Meant more to me than you will ever know. LINDA, you were a very special friend and classmate our bonding is everlasting on this side and the next. I want to share how much I valved our friendship and the joy that you brought. R I P my friend.
Friend, Doreatha Spencer
CLASS OF '73

Rhonda Jenkins

February 5, 2019

I am at a complete loss for words and heartbroken. We met back in 1992 and who would known we would develop a friendship of over 25 years and boy did we have some fun!!! Linda Kay....you will be truly missed! Rest well my sweet friend!!

Kathy Way

February 5, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was like a sister to me. The very first day she started at the RRC we became friends. She was a hard worker, honest and a true friend. She had the most beautiful smile. I will miss her dearly. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Requejo

February 5, 2019

Linda was a beautiful person inside and out, she had the most wonderful smile (sunshine). Heaven gained an amazing person, she will be missed dearly. May god bless her entire family.

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Biography

Linda Kay Brown Turk was born July 23, 1955 in Ganado Texas to the late Nettie Mae Callis and the late Cleophus Brown, Sr. Linda and her family later relocated to Bay City, Texas. Linda attended Bay City public schools, where she excelled in academics. Linda also developed a lifetime love of basketball and managed the high school Women’s Basketball team during her senior year of high school. She also received Christ at an early age and attended services at Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church in Bay City.

After graduating from Bay City High School in 1973, Linda attended the University of Houston on an academic scholarship. She eventually married and spent several years working and raising her daughter before moving to the greater Austin area.

In 1983, Linda became employed with the Railroad Commission of Texas. During her 31 years of service to the state, she made several dear friends whom she loved like family. Her honesty, sharp wit, and sense of humor made her instantly likeable.

During her retirement, Linda took advantage of the extra time she was given to pursue her interests. Linda made it a priority to stay connected with her loved ones. She was also very passionate about politics and the NBA. Linda was also an excellent cook and enjoyed spoiling friends and family with her creations.

After a life well-lived, Linda transitioned to Heaven during the afternoon of Friday, February 1st, 2019. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and brother, Timmie Brown of Bay City (LaVernn).

Linda leaves a lifetime of memories to be cherished by her daughter, Taanya Turk of Austin; brothers: Cleophus Brown, Jr. (or “Cookie”) of Lake Jackson (Ethel), Alvin Brown of Houston, and Gerald Brown of Bay City (Sharmane); sisters: Paula Brown of Bay City and Adrienne Montgomery of Austin, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends who will miss her dearly.

The family of Linda Turk wishes to thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy during this difficult time.