OBITUARY

Linda Florence (Pedigo) Foreman

August 20, 1934May 27, 2020
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Linda Florence Pedigo Foreman, a proud descendant of Texas’ "Austin's Old 300" organization, departed peacefully from this world on May 27, 2020.

On August 20, 1934, Linda was born in a small house in Elmo, Texas to John Haskell and Esther Irene (Warren) Pedigo. She was the second of four children. In her high school years, Linda attended Terrell High School (Go Tigers!!), where she enjoyed playing on the tennis team. She also devoted herself to her studies and graduated Salutatorian of her senior class in 1951. After high school, Linda worked as a secretary for the late Mr. Frank King in his law office in downtown Terrell, Texas.

During her senior year, Linda was invited to go out on a blind date, where she met the man she was to marry, Harold Deen Foreman. They married in 1952 and were blessed with three children, Terrie Sue, Steven Wayne, and Nancy Lynn Foreman.

When the marriage ended in divorce, Linda gathered her children and moved to the Stevens Park area of Oak Cliff in Dallas. She was a fierce parent and determined to keep her family together. Through the years, Linda worked as a secretary for various companies. She landed a job in the city offices of Coppell, Texas, where she stayed until retirement. She was an active community volunteer, starting the Coppell Christmas ‘Make a Child Smile’ donation campaign. She also played Mrs. Santa Claus in the Coppell Christmas parades for several years. Her favorite parts of the parade were riding on the back of the Coppell Fire Truck with Santa and welcoming the little children to ‘Santa’s House’ at City Hall afterwards. One of her favorite activities was taking her young granddaughter, Katherine, to the Coppell Library, where they could find their inscribed brick ‘Katherine and Granny’. Linda purchased the brick in the early 1990s to be put on the entry walkway, when the library was being built.

Throughout her life Linda continued her enjoyment of reading and learning, mostly about American History. The Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, and World War II were her favorite topics. Hobbies included making Christmas fudge, cross stitching, and embroidery needlework. Her needlework won many awards in the State Fair of Texas Creative Arts competitions over the years. Linda loved the word game " Scrabble" where her knowledge always played to her advantage.

Linda was laid to rest in the Old Elmo Cemetery next to her father, John Haskell Pedigo, and close to her grandparents, Joe M. and LeeAnn Pedigo. She and her father are under a shade tree, on top of a hill, overlooking their beloved little town.

Linda is preceded in death by her mother Mrs. Esther Irene Pedigo Mitchell of Coleman, Texas, her father Mr. John Haskell Pedigo of Elmo, Texas, and her brother Mr. Joe Lawrence Pedigo of Dallas, Texas. She is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Wanda Jewel Pedigo Robertson of Elmo, Texas, and Mrs. Janis Carol Pedigo Flanagan and husband Roy Flanagan, of Bastrop, Texas. Her surviving children are Mrs. Terrie Sue Foreman Aune and husband Jim Aune, of Coppell, Texas, Mr. Steven Wayne Foreman and wife Cindy Foreman, of Rowlett, Texas, and Ms. Nancy Lynn Foreman Petesch and husband John Petesch, of Austin, Texas. Grandchild is Mrs. Katherine Taylor Aune Urbach and husband Bryan Urbach, of Coppell, Texas. Great-grandchildren are Marjorie Kate and Jack Haskell Urbach of Coppell, Texas. Nieces and nephews, and fur-babies KoKo, Toby, and Charlie are included among those who loved her.

Linda will be greatly missed by us all. We pray that Jesus wrapped his loving arms around her as he welcomed her home. We are grateful that she is free from the struggles of this life.

We love you-our Sister, Aunt Linda, Mom, Granny and Great-Granny.

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Nancy Petesch

June 12, 2020

Dear Nancy,
Your Mother was a unique person.
She was beautiful without knowing it,
smart, wise; and yes, there is a difference
between smart and wise---Linda was both.
She was honest, very kind and gracious.
She was my definition of " a real lady".
I know that everyone who knew her
loved her. I did.
She was a good friend, a true one, and I will
remember her with love.
And let's not forget this, she gave this world
3 wonderful children!

Love and God Bless,

Aunt Ro May 31 2020

nancy petesch

June 12, 2020

One of the oldest and fondest memories I have of my Mother was when we lived in the Stevens Park area of Oak Cliff.
We lived close to a golf course. Rolling greens with beautiful trees. One year, I was about 15, we had a heavy snow in Dallas, beautifully fallen and covering the ground. As I put on my boots to go for a snow walk, Mom asked if we could go together.
It was a quiet day, noises muffled by the fallen snow. My hand in hers, we passed the creek and onto the untouched golf course: beautiful in it's simplicity a marvelous sight to behold. We shared our smiles as we gazed at one another in appreciation for the wonder and majesty of nature.
Moms appreciation of nature...is just one of the great gifts Linda gave me.
Mom was a country girl at heart.
The memories she carried throughout her life were of growing up in Elmo. Memories she would tell me Many times of she and Wanda catching the lightening bugs in the warm spring and putting them on their fingers as if they were diamonds...then shash-shaying around like the Rockerfellers!
Linda marveled at the biggest brightest Milky Way that could be seen in the clear dark sky on her grandfathers farm.
She loved the ocean and longed to go back again someday.
Someday never came.
Linda would see the beauty of nature everywhere...trips to the doctors office were opportunities for her to point out the beautiful canopy on that tree, oh.....
what a beautiful field of flowers.
I can see a rabbit in the clouds up there, do you see it?
In the last few months of Linda's life, as the dementia took over, Linda believed I was Wanda, and she would converse with me as if I were her sister, calling me " her little sister".
It became apart of our relationship, apart of me.
Yes Linda, I am your Little Sister, forever.
Thank You mom for your natural spirit.
For your beautiful, wonderful gifts....loving gifts, of yourself, your devotion....and your love.
It has been an honor and privilege to live this life with you.



Lou Ann McMillin Richardson

June 6, 2020

Sending my thoughts of peace and grace to the beloved family. As the best friend of Linda's eldest daughter, Terrie, for 50+ years, I have many fond memories of Linda (Mrs. Foreman to me). She was always delightful with witty remarks and jokes to make me laugh. As a teenager, I was always welcomed for sleepovers and had fun staying up late talking and laughing. She will be in my heart forever for her abundant kindness and comfort when I was a very young, pregnant teenager in 1970, experiencing major changes in my life. I could visit any time and be received with open arms, good advice and loving comfort. When other school and church friends were not so welcoming, she helped me feel true joy with my new baby girl. She imparted so many good qualities to her daughter, Terrie, that I sometimes hear her voice. Linda will always be a very special person in my life. I can see my parents welcoming her through the holy gates of Heaven and thanking her for being my special support.

With loving memories,
Lou Ann McMillin Richardson

Claudia Adams

June 6, 2020

Ray and I send condolences to the family. Since we were neighbors with Terrie and Jim in Coppell, we would talk with Linda occasionally. She had a fun and mischievous spirit which was great to listen to when we were talking. She enjoyed life and always seemed to find something good with each day.

Beyond the tears and sorrow, may you find a place of comfort and hope.

Claudia & Ray Adams

Ken and Larraine Oden

June 5, 2020

Ken and I are so sorry about your mom.
Unfortunately, I did not know your mom, but from what I have heard and read, she was a warm, loving, kind person who gave so much to family and friends.
It must bring you and your family so much strength and comfort to know how much she was loved and admired.
Ken and I send to you our fondest thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Ken and Larraine Oden

Barbara and Ted Kiss

June 3, 2020

I know that as family and friends of your mom gather in days to come you will be sharing all those memories you hold so dear. Hold on to them , they will always be a comfort to you.

Ted and I wish you peace and strength to face the days ahead.

As I always say, “You never forget , you just learn to accept Gods plan.

Ted and Barbara Kiss

Joanne Windbigler

June 3, 2020

My condolences to you, Terrie, Steve, Nancy, and all your family.
I did not know Linda very well, but I do know that she was a good friend to my sister, Bunny. I also know that she loved her children dearly and went to great lengths to take care of them. I got to know her better when John and I moved to Arlington, so I expect I know where Terrie got her talent for winning at the State Fair - and her courage!!
Losing your mother has created a void in your lives that seems unfillable, but in time that void will be filled by the memories you have of her, and they will bring sweetness to your remembrance.
God is with you. You are not alone.
With love.
Jodie

Miriam & Joe Pedigo

June 3, 2020

I (Miriam) met Linda when she came to our July 4 get togethers. Linda was a delight to visit with. We always enjoyed her“ back when “ stories.
She will be missed.
Miriam & Joe


JIM AUNE

June 3, 2020

I am blessed to have had Linda in my life. Her gentle and kind approach to her friends, and her family were unmatched. I will miss and love my mother-in-law the rest of my days!

Mary Burkhalter

June 2, 2020

Terri our hearts go out to you and your family during this time , I know that you will have such awesome of your life and time with your Mother , She is now with God and other family members. Our love and prayers to you and your family .

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