Linda Ann Mendoza Brown, 62, a native of Orange, died March 1 at her home in Spring, Texas.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Jo Mendoza; brothers: Sherrell Gene and Ronald Joseph Mendoza. She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Clovis Mendoza.

Linda is survived by her two sons, Michael Slade Brown of Conroe, and Walter Alan Brown, his wife Kedra, and children: Mason, 5, and Lauren, 3, of Houston.

Her many friends in Orange remember her vivacious personality and accomplishments, including a Masters degree in Music and Elementary Education from the University of Texas and Stephen F. Austin University. Linda taught at Lincoln in Port Arthur and Anderson in Orange before moving to Houston and Austin. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Orange.

Due to Linda’s wish to be cremated, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Spring, Texas to celebrate a life taken from us too soon.

Services to be held at Oak Ridge Church, located at 26569 Hanna Rd., Oak Ridge North, Texas 77386. For more information, please call 281-292-7729.