Margaret Linton Memorial Service this Saturday


You’re invited to a memorial service for
Margaret Gerhardt Linton

detail of drawing of mom - 2003

August 6th 2011

service at 11am

at Tustin Presbyterian Church
225 West Main Street, Tustin, CA 92780

11am service in the church sanctuary
followed by reception with light refreshments
reception in the church Fellowship Hall

no rsvp – just bring yourself and join her loved ones in celebrating Marge’s life

in lieu of flowers,
we suggest a modest donation in her name
to theater programs she greatly enjoyed:
The Garage Theatre or UC Irvine Drama Department

Marge Linton passed away on July 31st 2011 after a brief hospitalization. She is survived by her four children and their families:

  • her son Matthew William Linton, his wife Liz Linton, their children Lauren and Daniel
  • her son Joseph Russell Linton
  • her son Mark Fletcher Linton, his wife Laura Archer Linton, their children Rachel and Owen
  • her daughter Elizabeth Linton Gastil, her husband Tom Gastil, their children Garrett, Miles and Paige
Updated 10 August 2011. Here are links to talks given at the service, subsequently posted. A few more may be forthcoming:
Lastly, here’s the text of the Marge Linton bio/obit sheet (or the printable pdf version) that Laura Archer Linton got started and that we all collaborated on – distributed that day.

Marge Linton with her granddaughter Paige Gastil

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2 Responses to “Margaret Linton Memorial Service this Saturday”

  1. Charlie Little Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. I truly enjoyed Marge during the time of my ministry in Tustin. She and all of you were wonderful to me – letting me crash at her house on Saturday nights, playing Mozart Sonatina Duets, being introduced to Gilbert and Sullivan, many talks, hanging out, and feeling part of your family. Her generosity in including me in the life of the Linton family was a rich blessing to me, and I treasure those memories to this day. My love to all of you.

  2. jessie clark Says:

    Jessie Clark to Liz and family

    Liz, my heart aches for you at the loss of your precious mother and I’m sorry not to have responded sooner. I was checking my e-mails daily looking for confirmation of her passing and it was not on the prayer chain. Last night Shawna alerted me that she saw it on facebook and showed me how to get reconnected. Now I have seen all the happy family pictures of great times together and Marge in the center of many of them! Marge always had a great smile and it seemed to be contageous. What wonderful pictures you have of her as you recall all the special times together. I would love to have known her better as she must have been a very strong person. Liz, as her only daughter I’m sure you had a very special place in her heart and was a blessing to her even as you have been to me on so many occasions. I, also was an only daughter with two older brothers so I know about that special bond! Even now I tear up whenever we sing her favorite hymns. Thank God for that blessed hope of one day being reunited together in Glory! May God continue to comfort and strengthen your faith in His Sovereign way in all things. I wish you joy and happiness as you see Garrett off to TCU in Texas as a new era in your life begins!! I hope to see you at the memorial service on Saturday. Love to all the Gastils and Lintons. Jessie Clark and Phil also sends condolences.

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