Linda Puryear, of Groesbeck, passed away at home on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at age 76.
She will be buried at 9:00 on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen where her husband, Grady Puryear was previously laid to rest in 2016.
Linda was a nurse for many years in San Antonio in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She taught nursing at San Antonio College and Incarnate Ward College in San Antonio for over twenty years, retiring about ten years ago. Her students were her life during her career and her legacy for her lifetime. It was well known to her family how much her students meant to her because she loved to tell them of her enjoyment with them. She kept and treasured every card, gift, and memento given to her.
After she retired and moved to Limestone County, she enjoyed spending her days feeding cattle, especially loving her baby goats, gardening, woodworking, building things for the grandchildren, and time spent with the great grandchildren.
Through the years, her family members have come in contact- in various different hospitals over the country -with nurses who were trained by Linda and doctors who knew her. They wish to thank every student and the staff who were a part of her life through the years.