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 Yvonne Phyllis <I>Linderman</I> Levesque

Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Levesque

Birth
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Death 25 Mar 2010 (aged 85)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Somerville, Burleson County, Texas, USA
Plot Jackson Family
Memorial ID 50395980 · View Source
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Yvonne Phyllis Linderman (Burgess) (Levesque), daughter of Harry William Linderman & Phyllis (Birth spelling: Phylis) Eugenia Adele "Phyl" (Palen) Linderman, named for her Mother.

Born in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. Christened in June 1924 Dubuque, Iowa at the Lutheran Church.

Graduated from Westfield High School in May 1942, Westfield, Indiana.

Sister of Yvarra (Billie)Irene Linderman Jackson, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill, and Patricia (Patsy) Mae Linderman Cooke.

First husband: Albert "Al" George Burgess, married November 20, 1943 in Westfield, Indiana. Divorced: 1960 in Dade County, Florida.

Children: William "Bill" George, Peter Franklin "Pete", & Paul Howard Burgess.

Second husband: Colby Edrian Levesque, married 17 June 1960 in Miami, Dade County, Florida.

Children: Cynthia Ann (McKinney), Tina Marie (Carusillo), & Edward Harry Levesque.

Divorced: 19 September 1968 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Aunt Yvonne worked for American General Life Insurance, Houston, Texas up until she retired.

Graduated in May 1980 from Houston Community College, Houston, Texas as a Paralegal.

If it weren't for my dear Aunt Yvonne, we would not have been blessed to adopt my son, in 1982. She always had a big heart, and she took in a friend of her daughter, Cynthia. The woman had lost her job, was 7 months pregnant, living in her car, and the car was being repossessed because she couldn't afford the payments. She told us that she was raped. She didn't know who the Father was and told my Aunt that she never wanted any children, and that she was just going to leave the baby at the hospital. Since she told my Aunt, that she asked if she would consider allowing her niece and her husband to adopt the baby. She agreed. We paid all her medical expenses, and she kept her word, and allowed us to adopt him. God blessed me with a good-hearted Aunt, who tried to help others. And...a beautiful baby boy.
Poor Aunt Yvonne suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. She resided with her son Edward Harry Levesque in Houston, TX up until he could no longer care for her, and she was moved to Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center in Houston, Texas.

"Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Burgess Levesque
Born in Dubuque, Iowa on Jun. 17, 1924
Departed on Mar. 25, 2010 and resided in Houston, TX.
Service: Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010
4:00 pm
Cemetery: Oaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, TX.
Yvonne Phyllis Levesque
June 17, 1924 ~ March 25, 2010
Graveside services for Yvonne Phyllis Levesque, 85, of Houston, are set for 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Section S-4 of Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville with Rev. Virgil Pecht officiating. Interment will follow. Mrs. Levesque died Thursday at Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center in Houston. She was born June 17, 1924 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Phyllis Palen Linderman. She worked as a paralegal during her lifetime and was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Albert George Burgess; a son, Peter Franklin Burgess; second husband Colby Edrian Levesque; and two sisters, Yvarra Irene "Billie" Linderman Jackson and Patricia Mae "Patsy" Linderman Cooke.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, William George and Rebecca Fey Burgess of San Saba, Paul Howard Burgess of Houston and Edward Harry Levesque of Houston; daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia Ann and Ken McKinney of Scottsdale, Arizona and Tina Maria and Michael Carusillo of Huntersville, North Carolina; a sister, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill of Houston; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Family members have requested that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville."


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Gravesite Details No headstone-buried behind her sister Yvarra and brother-in-law Kenneth Jackson
  • Created by: Sally Frederick-Tudor
  • Added: 29 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50395980
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Levesque (17 Jun 1924–25 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50395980, citing Oaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, Burleson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sally Frederick-Tudor (contributor 46931048) .