Linda Anne Potter, 62 of Bryan, Texas, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her daughter in Bryan, on the morning of Tuesday January 24th, 2017 after battling two autoimmune diseases and lung cancer
Linda was born June 25th, 1954 to her father Billie Gene Ray & Mother Tokiko Tanaguchi on a United States Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. She then moved to the United States & grew up in the small town of Ephrata, WA on her family’s farm, where she made many memories and friends. She graduated from Ephrata High School in 1972 then went on to attend Big Bend Community College.
Shortly after, she moved to the SF Bay Area. It was there that she met Stephen Potter who she married & had two children, and she loved being a mother. The Bay Area was home until October 2002 when she moved to Houston, Texas. Then she met Kelly Pattinson & moved to Bryan, Texas.
Linda is survived by her daughter Nicole Lusk of CA, son Casey Potter of CA, Husband Kelly Pattinson of TX, her father Billie Ray of AK, her brother Tony Ray of AK, her 3 beautiful granddaughters, Kyla, Taleah & Paisley, and many friends she considered family.
She had an inviting and nurturing presence and often met people in various places where a simple comment could spark a friendship. It was as though she was here to help others that needed a friend, love or just someone to listen. She was that person for many.
Linda loved nature and all creatures big and small. She saved many animals, she wouldn’t even kill a spider or an attacking wasp! As sweet as she was, she always said how she felt & what was on her mind as she never sugar coated a thing.
She had all sorts of amazing talents & hobbies, such as beading, wire & metal work, & many other projects, but her incredible gift was making the most beautiful beaded jewelry. She loved her beads! She enjoyed going out to eat and we often joked about how a woman of her small size could put away so much food.
In 2004, Linda’s first grandchild was born and becoming a grandmother was her new found love. She was in pure bliss and was the best Grammy a child could have. She lived for her children and now her grandchildren
She was a woman of adventure and achievements. She was a woman with a heart of gold, who will be forever missed. She can now be reunited with her mother she lost to cancer in 1989.
Linda has requested no flowers but would rather donations be made in her name to
Pit bulls & paroles Villalobos Rescue Center vrcpitbull.com
We Love You Bunches & Bunches Momma. We will see you in our dreams.
Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station, Texas.Print This Obituary