Linda Joy Drachenberg
February 22, 1968 – November 4, 2019
Linda Joy Drachenberg, age 51, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019. She was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, on February 22, 1968.
Linda graduated from Plano Senior High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana Tech University. She married Kevin Drachenberg on August 2, 1997. Her son, Caleb, was born on October 6, 2004.
Linda had a career in insurance (CNA Insurance) and education (Cy Fair ISD and Tomball ISD). She was a member of StoneBridge Church, as well as community book clubs and women's Bible studies. Linda had a passion for family, reading, travel, and baking. As soon as her son Caleb was old enough to appreciate travel, she spent months planning all the details for their European adventures in London, Germany, France, and Italy. Kevin and Linda had honeymooned in Hawaii; later when Caleb became an avid fan of Hawaii Five 0, they returned to enjoy the islands, including locations of the TV show, with him. Her skills in the kitchen were expanded as she researched and learned to prepare foods that were gluten-free and delicious. Her family benefited with every bite. Her family’s favorite was her tasty chocolate chip cookies. Realizing that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, she was truly successful. She is survived by her husband Kevin Drachenberg, son Caleb, parents Norman and Sue Clausen of Spring, TX, brother Matthew Clausen of Baton Rouge, LA, and brother Andrew (Delma) Clausen of Pflugerville, TX.
If you would like to honor Linda, please consider a donation to Stonebridge Church, The Woodlands, TX (www.gostonebridge.com/give. Choose Other/Linda Drachenberg Memorial).
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestparkthewoodlands.com for the Drachenberg family.
- Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019
- Committal Service Monday, November 11, 2019
Linda Joy Drachenberg
November 8, 2019
I've known Linda since 1987 when we met in college. She was one of the most genuinely friendly people I knew and she loved to socialize! As her housemate for two years, I saw her dance like no one was watching and enjoyed many many moments of laughter because she laughed at all my jokes (even if they weren't that funny) and she tolerated my messy behavior better than most! We went to and hosted parties, ate lunch on campus, and otherwise kept each other sane through college! After college we always kept in touch. Right out of college, we both took our first (self-paid) vacations--a Carribbean cruise where she got dangerously sunburned and I got nauseated from the ship and our tee-tiny cabin--but somehow we both had a marvelous time on our first "pretending" to be grown-ups. After we both married, I had to go to New York on a business trip--so I invited Linda and she almost didn't come because she had just found out she was pregnant with Caleb. Her sense of adventure won over and she met me there and we were lucky to book an "Applegreeter" tour by a local, but she had morning sickness and I in turn also got nauseated again (seems like a pattern), but we still had a wonderful trip with lots of (you guessed it) laughter! Even though we didn't see each other often, Facebook made us feel we were just a private message away. She would comment on my sunrise photos on the lake and I would enjoy "traveling with she and Kevin and Caleb" on their many very interesting and exotic vacation experiences. Ironic that Joy is her middle name, because if I had to pick one word to describe her, "Joy" definitely would be it! Her spirit was always welcoming, friendly, warm, genuine, and full of a zest for life! As her friend, I will attest that Linda made an impact on those who knew her and I am thankful that I am among those who call her my friend.
November 7, 2019
Kevin and Caleb, Allen and I are so very saddened by this sudden loss. Linda had a witty sense of humor and a sharp mind. My memories of her are happy ones from the boys' birthday parties. Caleb, it was a treat to get to see you this summer. You are a fine young man and a credit to your parents. We hope you can come again next time you visit. We are praying for the Lord to give you the comfort and strength no one else can. We love you.
November 6, 2019
I never knew Linda’s middle name was joy, but Oh how fitting it is. No matter what she was going through health wise, she never complained and was always joyful! She was always laughing, smiling and having fun. She drew her joy from the Lord, this I am certain. We sat together at our son’s games over the years and shared many laughs and stories. I’ll never forget my dear friend and she will always be with me at the games to come. I love you Linda. 💕