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Linda Louise "Finkle" Kirby Becker
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1924
Garrett County
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 2010
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA

Frances "Linda" Louise KIRBY

When Linda "Finkle" KIRBY was born on December 15, 1924, in Kitzmiller, Maryland, her father, Frank J. Kirby (1893-1943), was 31, and her mother, Elsie Clem (1895-1931), was 29.

She was born Frances Louise Kirby and changed her name on April 16, 1947 at Los Angeles Superior Court to Linda Louise Riend.

She married Lawrence "John" Gilbert Tuckwood/Riend, the son of Oscar Willard Tuckwood (1897-1962) and Ina Laura Eleanor Hubbard (1903-1997), on February 21, 1944 in Washington, District of Columbia. They had two children together.

She also had one daughter with Sidney Norman Esterman (1932-2004), the son of Harris Lewis Esterman (1904-1988) and Anne Klien (1908-?).

She died on November 10, 2010, in INOVA Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, at the age of 85. She was cremated at her request and her ashes were scatterd on the graves of her parents, grand parents and at the Kitzmiller bridge.


Linda Louise Becker, 85 of Arlington, VA died Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at INOVA Hospital in Alexandria, VA.

She was born December 15, 1924 in Kitzmiller, MD. and was the daughter of Frank Jacob Kirby and Mary Elsie Clem.

Linda Becker was a long time resident of Arlington County and a former IBM dispatcher. She had a gift for gab and will be missed by all her relatives and friends.

She is survived by three children, John Riend of Granada Hills, CA, Charles Kelly Riend of Placentia CA and Cyd Mombourquette of Woodbridge, VA; three sisters; Margie Shaia of Ohio, Jean Ray of Pennsylvania and Shirley Boyce of Virginia; five grandchildren, Kelly Ann Atkins, Eleanor Riend, Rachel Crowe, Melissa Purcell and Eddie Purcell; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey Riend and Kyra Rae Crowe. She was preceded in death by three siblings, Beryl Wilson, Frank "Shannon" Kirby, and Ruth Bounds.

At Linda's request her ashes will be scattered in Kitzmiller, MD.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made to the American Diabetes Association by calling 1-800-DIABETES.

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 18, 2010

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Frank L Sturgess [Frances L Kirby]
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1926
Race: White
Birthplace: Maryland
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Home in 1940: Kitzmillersville, Garrett, Maryland
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Central Avenue
Inferred Residence in 1935: Kitzmillersville, Garrett, Maryland
Residence in 1935: Same House
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 3B
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 1st year
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Frank J Kirby 46
Frank W Kirby 21
Elie R Sturgess 18
Vivian V Sturgess 16
Frank L Sturgess 14
Margery E Sturgess 13
Shirley L Sturgess 9
Elsia L Sturgess 27

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Frances L Kerby [Frances L Kirby] [Frances Louise Kirby]
Birth Year: abt 1925
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Maryland
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Home in 1930: Kitzmillerville, Garrett, Maryland
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: Front Street
Dwelling Number: 170
Family Number: 170
Attended School: No
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Frank J Kerby 36
Elsie Kerby 34
Williard Kerby 11
Ruth E Kerby 8
Vivian V Kerby 6
Frances L Kerby 5 
Family links: 
  Francis Jacob Kirby (1893 - 1943)
  Elsie Mary Koontz Clem Kirby (1895 - 1931)
  John Gilbert Tuckwood/Riend (1923 - 1973)*
  Beryl Gladys Kirby Wilson (1914 - 2009)*
  Frank Willard Kirby (1918 - 1972)*
  Ruth Elsie Kirby Bounds (1921 - 2002)*
  Vivain Virginia Kirby Ray (1923 - 2016)*
  Linda Louise Kirby Becker (1924 - 2010)
  Marjory Elizabeth Kirby Shaia (1927 - 2011)*
  Shirley Lee Kirby Boyce (1931 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered at Kitzmiller bridge and on the grave of her parents and grandparents in Kalbaugh Cemetery .
Created by: Charles Riend
Record added: Aug 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75037982
Linda Louise Finkle <i>Kirby</i> Becker
Added by: Charles Riend
Linda Louise Finkle <i>Kirby</i> Becker
Added by: Charles Riend
Linda Louise Finkle <i>Kirby</i> Becker
Added by: Charles Riend
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