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Evelyn Linton

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Date published: 11/21/2012

Evelyn Linton

Evelyn Virginia Bird Linton, 90, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

She was known as "Polly" to her Texas relatives and friends; and as "Birdie" to her friends and relatives in Virginia. She was the fourth born of 16 children.

Evelyn was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 17, 1922. In 1940, she moved to Washington, D.C. She met and married Kirk Louis Linton in 1944. In 1985, they moved to Fredericksburg after her husband's retirement from the RF&P Railroad. She returned to Texas in 1988.

Evelyn worked at the Library of Congress cafeteria; at the Pentagon's Railroad Department during the early years of World War II; as secretary of the Great Meadows Little League baseball league in Mount Vernon for 19 years; as secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 years; and as secretary of the Great Meadows Civic Association during the 1950s. She was a talented porcelain painter, winning over 50 prize ribbons at the local county fairs in Virginia between 1971 and 1985. As a lifelong member, she served as secretary of the Mount Vernon Porcelain Guild.

Evelyn, a born again Christian, was baptized at the Haltom City Church of Christ in Texas.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth E. Linton of Bedford, Texas, and Terry L. Linton of Fredericksburg; two brothers; five sisters; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Benchmark Baptist Fellowship, Fredericksburg, with burial in Mount Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a memorial donation in honor of Evelyn Linton to Benchmark Baptist Fellowship.

Online guest book is at legacy.com/funerals/green wood-fortworth. Mount Olivet Funeral Home, Fort Worth, Texas.