Rita Margaret Linscomb, loving wife of Bill Linscomb, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, June 7. Rita was born in New Orleans, Dec. 23, 1926, the daughter of Clarence and Josephine Gehbauer. Bill was a native Orangeite who passed away in 2004.

Surviving Rita is her son Mike Linscomb and wife Patty of Kingwood, Tx., grandson Todd Linscomb and wife, Stephanie; granddaughter Ann and her husband Brett Priest and son Bryan Michael; brother Melvin Gehbauer of Thibodaux, La., & many nieces and nephews.

Rita was very active in the Jayceettes, Town Club, Little League and other charity organizations in her early years in Orange. Her later passion in life was golf, where Rita was a member of Sunset Grove Women’s Golf Association and was an accomplished golfer into her 60’s.

Rita also had a passion for cooking which came from her heritage in New Orleans. Many of her dishes and recipes have been enjoyed by family and friends. Rita and Bill gave to their family the love of the Lord, love of life, and love of country and will always be remembered for their generosity to family and community. Rita was laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, June 16, with her immediate family in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to: Memorial Hermann Hospice, 920 Frostwood Dr. Ste 7400, Houston, Tx 77024.

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