FREDERICKSBURG -- A couple more years would have been nice but not meant to be. Oh well! I, Linda, died peacefully at my home in Fredericksburg surrounded by a wonderful family on Monday, July 3, 2017, after a 10-month illness.
I was told at the beginning that I had four to six months and for all who knew me, I added the four with the six and lived 10. I did it my way!
I've done lots of things, been lots of places and even managed to live with Harold for more than 50 years. Together we had two great sons, Bill Alexander and Kelly Alexander.
Kelly and his wife Laura blessed us with three granddaughters, the triplets, Katherine, Alicia and Nicole. In my eyes, they are almost perfect, which is a grandma's privilege to say, but it is really true. I loved being able to enjoy them many weekends and enjoyed the troops that they brought with them from college.
Together Harold and I owned the Horse n Harness Pub in Fredericksburg for more than 25 years where we met a lot of terrific people. I didn't always love the work involved but truly enjoyed the customers. We had many great employees also.
My parents, Albert and Edith (ne Martin) Carr; brothers and sisters, Betty Bill, Albert Jr., Robert, Lawrence "Chesty", Ray, Art, Phyllis Fulton and Jo Plant preceded me in death, as did Harold. My only brother, Rich Carr, survives along with my many nieces and nephews, way too many to mention. The ladies at the coffee shop will miss me and the newspaper and the Friday afternoon break time bunch better also miss me!
There was a memorial service on Saturday, July 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with Darcy "I think that's her name" Miller, the associate pastor at Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church officiating. A meal followed at the Fredericksburg American Legion.
Burial was private in Fredericksburg East Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Fredericksburg Library, a neat little place operated by great volunteers, 108 S. Mill St., Fredericksburg, Ohio; or to the Fredericksburg Fire Department, 288 N. Mill St., Fredericksburg, Ohio 44627.