- 68 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 9, 1946
- Date of passing: Mar 5, 2015
|Let the memory of Linda be with us forever|
Our Miss Linda was truly an original - Southern Belle, Georgia Peach,
Wife, Grammy & always a Lady.
She was a Woman of strong will and impeccable character with an indomitable
spirit in all that she did. She loved all life has to offer: her job,
people, animals, her "Dawgs," the beach (particularly Coronado, CA)
NASCAR and her beloved #3 car.
Linda had a wonderfully successful career that spanned over 45 years
in the Motion Picture industry as a Publicity & Promotions Executive.
Linda's specialty in the industry was to manage "Junkets" which are publicity
& promotions events that bring together Movie Critics and Movie
Stars, Producers, and Directors prior to a pictures release. Linda was so
proficient at managing junkets she was dubbed "the Junket Queen," a
crown the she proudly wore. Linda was admired and respected for her
unrelenting dedication to doing a most difficult job.
Linda was a bright Star among the Stars (Yes, that is Paul Newman.) and
truly a unique person the likes of whom we will probably never see again. The
Cosmos is not quite as bright now that Linda's Star has flickered out,
but Heaven is now just a bit brighter.
Linda could only take one thing with her and could only leave one
thing behind and that is love. May God visit his Presence on Linda and grant her eternal peace.
"It's been a year Linda. We miss you and your great cooking. Suz missies her shopping buddy. Forever missed. Never forgotten is an apt description of the way we feel about you. Rest in Peace sweet lady."
"Dear Linda, Grammy,
We are going to miss you. We will miss your vibrant personality, sparkling blue eyes and sweet Georgia voice. Although you left us far too soon, we will always cherish our precious memories of you. We love you, our beautiful guardian angel.
Jenny, Cortney & Lauryn"
"I was so sorry to hear the news of Miss Linda's passing, but wanted to share a little about my memory of her. Linda and I worked on the Sony Pictures account at Allied for a few years together... I think I was the youngest/rookie of the office and she was the oldest/most senior member, and boy were we a pair... :) She taught me how to work hard while playing hard, enjoy each opportunity, and always end the day with a glass of champagne :) She was ALWAYS so very kind to me, and I loved hearing her stories. I remember being shocked when she said she worked on the STAR WARS films! Ha. I will never forget her smile, fashion sense, and how clear it was that she LOVED her fur-babies and Jim so very much... Enjoy, heaven, Miss Linda - it's a brighter (and more fun) place with you there, I'm sure of it."
"When I was starting out as a writer doing film reviews in college and later as a freelance writer, Linda was one of my first connections to the movie business in Atlanta. Though I was a rookie, she welcomed me, always making me feel an expected member of this new world with its movie screenings and celebrity interviews. I appreciate what she did for me and how she made what could have been a scary time as a new writer into some of my most treasured memories.
My thoughts and prayers are with Linda, Jim and their family.
"No one ever dies as long as someone remembers them. At least that is the way I see it. Suzanne, who picks her friends very, very carefully, loved Linda. She sees her in heaven scouring the sale racks for outfits for her next Junket; probably some of the Angels are making a movie.
For me Linda lives, not in the flesh, but in the mind and heart. Images of her are strong now and may fade some as years go by, but they will endure because she made a powerful impression on us. I can see her now with a split of very nice Champagne (with Strawberry of course); she’s in our kitchen dressed to the 9’s preparing her special stuffed pork chops for dinner. Suzanne remembers their shopping trips together, especially the time Linda helped her pick out upgrades to our rugs, curtains, and bed spreads. They were well-known at Home Goods stores throughout the area. They also knew where the high end places were.
Of course we will never forget the honor of hosting Jim’s and Linda’s wedding on our lawn and her insistence that our dog, Buddy, be invited. Later she developed an equally loving relationship with Buddy’s successor, Barney. Our dogs loved Linda as she loved them. They knew quality when they saw it.
Despite living on opposite ends of the country, we were able to get together with Jim and Linda every September when they visited from Georgia; we always made a pilgrimage to Red Sails, her favorite restaurant in San Diego. I can see her now sharing with Jim a taste of Clam Chowder and one or two breaded Calamari ( a very light eater).
A special memory is of her perched on her favorite spot on the beach in Coronado devouring yet another book and basking in the beautiful, San Diego sunshine.
While it is understood that tomorrow is promised to no one and I believe what I wrote about living in memory, I can’t help but feel sad and angry that this beautiful lady’s move to San Diego and the kind of retirement she and Jim planned is not to be. It’s a stern reminder that Life simply is not fair, and it fairly shouts, to quote Robert Herrick, “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.”
Rest in Peace, Beautiful Lady,
Ross and Suzanne Warfel"
"I would like to give my condolences to the family of Mrs. Culbert. I'm sure she is greatly missed. I would like to share something comforting from the Bible it is found at Acts24:15 "There is going to be a resurrection..." And also at 1Corinthians 15:26 "And the last enemy, death, will brought to nothing." In the future Jehovah God will resurrect all those sleeping in death back to life on earth and reunite them with their families. This enemy death that effects everyone will finally be destory forever because God is going to get rid of it. If you would like to find more comforting thoughts please go to www.jw.org"
I'm sorry I was not able to say 'good-bye' as you left Georgia and, then later, as you passed away . . . but I wanted to thank you for always being my friend. You were kind, loyal, giving and supportive in your quiet and unassuming way. I could not want more as a professional boss and a personal friend.
I hope everyone had a chance to see your silly side. You were a hoot, who loved a good laugh. I will always remember your voice with your Southern drawl. One day, I'd love to join you on the beach with a glass of champagne and a sliver of strawberry draped on the side.
Much missed. Much loved. Always remembered.
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