Teresa (Tracy) Gean Linderman, age sixty-six, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. She was born in Hondo, Texas, to James Ray and Glenda Faye Walls Cox on July 30, 1956.
Tracy devoted her entire life to the service of others after openly expressing her desire to be a nurse at a young age. Her family fondly recalls that her favorite childhood book was the Little Golden Book, Nurse Nancy, and that she loved wearing paper nurse hats created by her mom. She attended nursing school first at Texas Women’s University, eventually attending Texas A&M and Angelo State University, receiving her RN and master’s degrees. As a registered nurse for over thirty-five years, she was compassionate, devoted, respected and admired by her patients and healthcare associates. Later in her career, Tracy left fulltime nursing to become a healthcare administrator, project manager and grant writer. One of her greatest personal and professional achievements was when she was selected as Bexar County Citizen of the Year due, in great part, to her seventeen-year tenure as Director of Clinical Programs for the underserved HIV/AIDS community in San Antonio, Texas.
Tracy was an unwavering, faithful follower of Jesus and that faith sustained her through several years of serious medical challenges. She embraced all of humanity and her tender heart extended to all facets of her life. She was a lover of animals, generous with her time, eager to help those in need, and active as a deacon in her church. She was artistic and enjoyed painting, as well as knitting handmade gifts for family and friends. Gardening, fishing, cooking, hosting Bible study and investing time in her family brought her joy – especially time dedicated to her grandchildren. Tracy was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Texas Aggie football fan, was fun-loving and eagerly welcomed new experiences.
Tracy was preceded in death by her brother, Matthew Neal Cox, maternal grandparents, Loyd David Walls and Nellie Dee Walls, and paternal grandparents, James Alvin Cox and Vernest Odessa Cox. She is survived by her spouse, Chris Linderman; son, David Lex Lucas Talley and wife, Rachel; daughter, Amelia Elizabeth Littlefield and husband, Andrew; three devoted sisters – Darla Greene and husband, Michael; Lori Husband and husband, Roger; Molly Hedgpeth and husband, John; her parents – James Ray Cox and Glenda Faye Walls Cox; four grandchildren – Vivian, Ava, Sean and Miles; sisters by marriage, Susan Swain and Diana De Leon; brother by marriage, Lee Linderman; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 7, 2022, in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors in Lubbock with Minister Debbie Cummins officiating.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorials be made in her honor to the following – MCC Helping Hands, MCC – Lubbock | Helping Hand Ministry (mcclubbock.com) ,San Antonio University Health Fund, Donate to a Fund | San Antonio | University Health (universityhealthsystem.com) – AIDS Fund, or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA | American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals