Linda Potter

Linda Anne Potter, 62 of Bryan, Texas, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her daughter in Bryan, on the morning of Tuesday January 24th, 2017 after battling two autoimmune diseases and lung cancer

Linda was born June 25th, 1954 to her father Billie Gene Ray & Mother Tokiko Tanaguchi on a United States Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. She then moved to the United States & grew up in the small town of Ephrata, WA on her family’s farm, where she made many memories and friends. She graduated from Ephrata High School in 1972 then went on to attend Big Bend Community College.

Shortly after, she moved to the SF Bay Area. It was there that she met Stephen Potter who she married & had two children, and she loved being a mother. The Bay Area was home until October 2002 when she moved to Houston, Texas. Then she met Kelly Pattinson & moved to Bryan, Texas.

Linda is survived by her daughter Nicole Lusk of CA, son Casey Potter of CA, Husband Kelly Pattinson of TX, her father Billie Ray of AK, her brother Tony Ray of AK, her 3 beautiful granddaughters, Kyla, Taleah & Paisley, and many friends she considered family.

She had an inviting and nurturing presence and often met people in various places where a simple comment could spark a friendship. It was as though she was here to help others that needed a friend, love or just someone to listen. She was that person for many.

Linda loved nature and all creatures big and small. She saved many animals, she wouldn’t even kill a spider or an attacking wasp! As sweet as she was, she always said how she felt & what was on her mind as she never sugar coated a thing.

She had all sorts of amazing talents & hobbies, such as beading, wire & metal work, & many other projects, but her incredible gift was making the most beautiful beaded jewelry. She loved her beads! She enjoyed going out to eat and we often joked about how a woman of her small size could put away so much food.

In 2004, Linda’s first grandchild was born and becoming a grandmother was her new found love. She was in pure bliss and was the best Grammy a child could have. She lived for her children and now her grandchildren

She was a woman of adventure and achievements. She was a woman with a heart of gold, who will be forever missed. She can now be reunited with her mother she lost to cancer in 1989.

Linda has requested no flowers but would rather donations be made in her name to
Pit bulls & paroles Villalobos Rescue Center

We Love You Bunches & Bunches Momma. We will see you in our dreams.

Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station, Texas.


  1. My sincere condolences to family and friends of Linda Potter. I did not know her well but she was a lovely lady. We went to lunch together a few times with a mutual friend and I always enjoyed her company. Rest in Peace, Linda.

  2. Sending heartfelt condolences to family and friends. I met Linda online through a beading group 4 years ago and it was the start of a beautiful friendship. She was intelligent, kind, compassionate and had a great sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed our emails and text messages. I miss her terribly, but feel very blessed that she was in my life for the last 4 years.

  3. TO Kelly and all Linda’s loved ones,
    Cole and I just heard of your loss. We knew Linda from having the privledge of bring her Veterinarian for many years. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for her pets , she had a true love of all animals. I spent many hours visiting with her and she talked about her family often. Please except our sincerest condolences
    Cyndy and Cole Dodson, DVM
    (Formerly of North Bryan Vet Clinic)

  4. I meet Linda at UPS. She was always shipping presents to her daughter & grandchildren. We became friends thru the years. She is missed dearly! God Bless!

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. May the blessings of love from Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ be upon you, May his peace abide with you, May his essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more… The “Most High” God ( Psalms 83:18) and his inspired word the Bible can be a source of strength and comfort during this heartbreaking time because he loves you. John 3:16; 1John 4:8; and John 17:3.

    • Tony, I’m so sorry to hear about Linda. I remember her so well from the days on your folk’s farm. Those were good memories. Please send my condolences to your dad, Bill. I don’t have an address for him, but would love to get it. And my condolence to her family.

  6. Linda I have never met another sole like you Always thinking of OTHER people before yourself I loved all the Conversations we had I will miss you terribly , Just so glad NO MORE PAIN my friend Please continue to watch over those Babies MAY YOU R.I.P

  7. Don’t know what to say, just found out, We were close friends and worked together , we lost contact. she was a wonderful person, would do anything for anyone. Loved her just like a sister.