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 Phyllis Eugenia “Phyl” <I>Palen</I> Linderman

Phyllis Eugenia “Phyl” Palen Linderman

Birth
Clearwater County, Minnesota, USA
Death 27 Dec 1963 (aged 59)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot 511
Memorial ID 21069658 · View Source
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My maternal grandmother, Phylis "Phy" Eugenia "Adele" (Palen) in Bemidji, Clearwater County, Minnesota to Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Clausen Palen.

Americanized the spelling of her name Phylis to Phyllis. Daughter, Yvonne Phyllis and Granddaughter, Phyllis Jean Frederick were named after her.

Raised as Catholic and attended St. Mary's Catholic schools, until high school when she went to Dubuque High School. (St. Mary's had its beginnings in 1854, when Irish, German, and Luxemburg Catholics who settled in the Caledonia area began making plans to create a parish. The first step was to dedicate a cemetery, now known as Calvary Cemetery. Having a school has also been important since the earliest days. The first Catholic school in Caledonia opened in 1870, and when there were two parishes, there were also two schools. In 1927 the schools were merged into the Central Catholic School System, which included Loretto High School. The first Catholics of German and Luxembourg descent to settle in the Caledonia area did not speak English, so in 1870 two parishes were formed. The German-speaking Catholics constructed St. Peter's Church from limestone hauled by wagon from Brownsville, then a 14-mile trip uphill over rough roads. This church, now known as St. Mary's, remained essentially unchanged from its dedication in 1872 until 2002.

Palen ancestors emigrated from Luxembourg in 1855.

Met Harry William Linderman at Dubuque High School. He was a Lutheran, not a Catholic.

Daughter of Frank Joseph Palen & Emma Elsie Clausen Palen.

Pianist, Artist, Homemaker, and Singer.

Wife of Harry "Billy" William Linderman.
Owned "Linbar, Inc." in Houston, Harris county, Texas. Resided at 4002 Arnold St., Houston, Texas 77005, in West University Place, from 1943-1963.

My Grandmother and Grandfather were members of the First United Methodist Church-Downtown, at 1320 Main Street, Houston, Texas, up until 1963.

CO-Owned Saturday's Tavern, in Gayhill, Texas during the 1950's. They spent many a weekend there.

Died of Hodgkin's Disease in December 1963.
Harry & Phyl were quite the host and hostess. They had many friends and family.

Phyl was the Mother of four girls, Yvonne Phyllis, Yvarra "Billie" Irene, Jean Marie and Patricia Mae "Patsy" Linderman.

Phylis & Harry loved to travel, and attended the Republican Conventions. They were both Republicans. Grandpa Harry Linderman was the 1954 Harris County Republican Chairman in Houston, Harris County, Texas. He was one of the Republican Delegates to the Republican Convention in San Francisco, California, 1954-1956, from Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Her family was so broken up by her death, that they couldn't force themselves to visit her gravesite.
There is no headstone for Grandma Linderman. She is buried underneath an old, Oak tree and beside a Doctor.
PHYL AND HARRY MOVED AROUND A LOT, BECAUSE HARRY WAS A SALESMAN. I KNOW THAT THEY LIVED IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, DUBUQUE, IOWA, AND INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. PHYL WOULD FIX UP AND SELL THEIR HOME FOR A PROFIT,AND THEY WOULD BUY ANOTHER HOME IN WHATEVER TOWN THEY MOVED TO.
GRANDMA PHYL WAS AN ARTIST, PIANIST, HOMEMAKER, MOTHER AND SOMETIMES EVEN FATHER. HARRY WAS ON THE ROAD A LOT. HE WAS A SALESMAN.
PHYL WAS A VERY CREATIVE, INTELLIGENT WOMAN. SHE LOVED HER FLOWERS, ANTIQUES, ART, AND MUSIC. PHYL ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT HER WEIGHT. SHE AND HARRY LOVED TO DINE, DRINK, AND DANCE. THEY COLLECTED ANTIQUES. THEY HAD VERY EXPENSIVE TASTES.
PHYL AND HARRY'S HOME TOGETHER WAS AT 4002 ARNOLD STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS. THEY LIVED TOGETHER AS MAN & WIFE UNTIL PHYL DIED OF HODGEKIN'S DISEASE IN 1963. SHE WAS BURIED AT THE FOREST PARK- LAWNDALE CEMETERY, HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS. THERE IS NO HEADSTONE FOR HER GRAVE. SHE LOVED YELLOW DAISIES, AND THAT WAS THE LAST PICTURE SHE EVER PAINTED BEFORE SHE DIED IN 1963. NEITHER HARRY OR THE DAUGHTERS COULD BRING THEMSELVES TO VISIT THE GRAVESITE, THEY SAID THAT THEY CHOSE TO REMEMBER HER WHEN SHE WAS ALIVE.~~source: Sally Ann Frederick Fallin Brown Tudor


Gravesite Details No headstone or marker. Buried in front of Oak Tree. Buried between Dr. John H. Eganhouse and William J. Turner. Section Lone View 23, Plot 511, Burial no. 52138. Grave no. 4.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phyllis Eugenia “Phyl” Palen Linderman (31 Mar 1904–27 Dec 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21069658, citing Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sally Frederick-Tudor (contributor 46931048) .