Linda Hooper

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Linda Hooper passed away November 19, 2018. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 72 years at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy, and view Linda Hooper’s life tribute at

Linda was born on June 27, 1946 to the late Mac and Doris (Miller) Justus in Rapid City, SD. She loved children and from the age of 7, she knew she wanted to be a teacher. Linda also loved music and was extremely talented. She won first place at All State in soprano. She graduated from Tascosa High School, Amarillo and moved to Lubbock in 1967. She married William Gale Hooper on November 27, 1969. Linda received her Bachelor’s degree in music from Texas Tech University. She got her dream job teaching music and sixth grade at P.F. Brown Elementary where she touched the lives of thousands of children over her 30 year career. She was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, TRTA, LRTA and Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Gale Hooper, daughters, Kim (Larry) Grant of Katy, Tracey Parnell of San Antonio, Dana (Paul) Canales of Boerne, Danee (Trey) Pfeiffer of Richmond; son, Cruz (Anel) Hooper of Boerne; sister, Shirley (Mike) Williams of Lubbock, sister-in-law, Karen Jordan (David) Crook; grandchildren, Chris (Wendy) Holden, Jessica (Chester) Hahn, Lauren Grant, Jennifer Hambright, Brandon Hambright, Ashley Hambright, Sydney Vila, Taylor Vila, Madison Vila, Blake Canales, Brittany (Will) Frank, Jacqueline Pfeiffer, Hannah Hooper, Greyson Hooper, great-grandchildren, Derek Holden, Abigale Holden, Jace Hambright, Brisa Ann Hambright, Layton Hambright, and Wesley Frank; and her best friend, Shirley (Mark) Hutchins of Lubbock.



Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society at


7 thoughts on “Linda Hooper”

  1. I am saddened to learn that Mrs. Hooper passing. She was my sixth grade teacher, and I would see her from time to time in town, she was always so kind and warm hearted. I hope that Mr. Hooper will feel the love of his community, knowing how love Mrs. Hooper was. My condolences to the families.

  2. I am just so saddened by Linda’s departure from this world to Heaven. We had just reconnected as cousins this last April, after many years of life separation. I remember her huge Texas smile, her loving attitude towards her family and wonderful testimony of a previous healing . Her loss is a shock. I will always remember her big Texas heart and loving ways.
    Love, Penny of Claremore, OK

  3. Stephanie, Zac and kids

    Cruz and Family,
    Zac and I wanted to extend our condolences and love. We both know the feeling of this loss and we would never want our friends to hurt like this. Days do not take the pain away, but knowing you’ll meet again is the only comfort at this time.
    We are so sorry for the loss of a wonderful woman in your life and on this earth. She will be among friends in Heaven.
    Take care,

  4. I have only known Linda for a couple of years. We meet mainly because we shared the battle with cancer. This fight we both struggled with created a bond of mutual efforts to try to encourage one another. My condolences to her family and close friends. May God bless you and give you comfort.

  5. My sympathy and prayers are with the Hooper Family at this time. May you find strength in your memories during this trying time.

  6. My sympathy and prayers are with the Hooper Family at this time. May you find strength in your memories during this trying time.

  7. As in any profession you meet wonderful people that enrich your life. In our Educational profession this was where our paths crossed.

    Linda was such a beautiful person. Her genuine love of God and life could be seen, felt especially when she spoke of teaching children. Her dedication did not stop when she retired.

    Linda continued to encourage former students when ever she would see them in her comings and goings.
    With a beautiful voice, she encouraged others stretch their talent(s).

    Condolences to Gail, their entire family and extensive friends. May the Spirit of her love, caring heart bring peace to all who knew her, loved and treasured her life.
    Linda may your soul rest in peace. For we that understand and believe, we shall see and know one another, when we to shall be in the Arms of our Savior.
    In loving memory.
    Omega Cantu-Ash

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