Linda Joyce Smith-Alexander

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Linda was born on July 6, 1948, to Nolan and Grace Huffhines in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated from Coronado High School in 1966 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas Tech University in 1970. Linda started her career as a home economics teacher. In 1982, Linda got a realtors license and was a successful realtor for a few years. In 1986, Linda decided to take her financial interest and became a stockbroker. Linda was still not satisfied and went back to school and obtained both an accounting and law degree in 1996. Linda practiced law for many years and still sold a house or 2 on the side. On December 23, 1996 Linda married Jim in Lubbock, and they lived life to the fullest until his passing in 2014. In 1999 Linda was diagnosed with a rare lung disease, Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Syndrome. In March of 2010, Linda was blessed to receive a double lung transplant, which gave her many more years to enjoy with Jim, and the grandkids. After Jim’s passing, Linda moved to Houston to be a fulltime grandmother. Her laugh was contagious and her strength was inspirational. Survivors include: her sisters, Chris Pitzer and Darlene Kinsey; her sons, Brant Smith and Cuyler Smith; her thirteen Grand-children: Amanda, Will, Kevin, Kamy, Braden, Briley, Sophie, Canon, Whitby, Norah, Cosmo and Bryce, Shayne, Brooklyn and Maddox; and her dog, Nellie. Linda was preceded in death by his parents, Nolan and Grace, and her loving dogs Cocoa and Cherokee. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations should be made to the Alpha-1 Foundation.


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