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Linda Doirion

March 9, 1954 — June 8, 2015

Linda Bunte Doiron went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2015 at the age of 61. She was born March 9, 1954 in Smithville, Texas to Granville and Helen Bunte,.

Linda graduated from Smithville High School with the Class of 1972, where she very proudly played the flute as a member of the Marching 100 band and participated in various other clubs and school organizations.

While living in College Station in the 70's she worked at Texas A&M University in the Texas Transportation Institute, the Dean's office, the College of Engineering and Department of Aerospace. In the early 1980's she moved to Brownwood where she gave birth to her sons and began her first business, known as "Just Your Type". Before computers were on everyone's desks, Linda worked for a couple of companies and utilized her special talents to train customers how to use word processing type writers. During that time she also worked for a real estate appraisal office. She was an active member of the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, singing in the choir and using her artistic talents to make posters and signs for all sorts of occasions and special events.

For a time Linda returned to her hometown of Smithville. She opened another business "Graphic Designs" and specialized in designing and producing various types of advertising specialties including, among other things, customized buttons, special event announcements, signs, banners and flyers. Linda's flair for taking the normal and making it outstanding was evident in her work.

Linda later met her husband, Len Doiron, and they married in 2003, making their home in Austin. She worked for the State of Texas and continued to use her creative and artistic talents until she retired due to health reasons.

Linda's ability to make friends and strangers smile and laugh was evident throughout her lifetime and can be seen in the many lifelong friendships she's made. She earned a reputation for being somewhat of a, some would say, "master" prankster, but it was always in fun. You never wanted to try to "one up" her because you knew that she'd always come back with something better ... or worse... depending on how you looked at it!

Linda's love for her family was without end. She was especially proud of her beautiful granddaughter, Mary, and would proudly display her photos and artwork for all to see. Her nieces and nephews considered her the "fun" aunt. Having "hen parties" with her mother and sisters was always a favorite event, as were family reunions and get-togethers. While Linda never lived in Boston, she was without a doubt a die-hard Red Sox fan.

Accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior at an early age, Linda was blessed to have gone to be with Him after a long and difficult battle with her health. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her, but her smile, quick wit and sense of humor will live on in our hearts and memories.

Linda is survived by her husband, Len Doiron, son Nick Hatcher and granddaughter Mary DaMetz-Hatcher, son Andrew Hatcher, mother Helen Bunte, brothers and sisters, Diane Gordon, Bill Bunte, Charles Bunte and wife Kathy, Tommy Bunte and wife Carol, and Carol Georgi and husband Jay, 2 nieces, 5 nephews, 6 great nieces and 2 great nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Granville Bunte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Austin Humane Society at 124 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752, the Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery c/o City of Smithville (Joyce Klutts), PO Box 724, Smithville, TX 78957, or a charity of your choice in loving memory of Linda B. Doiron.

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A celebration of Linda's life will be at 2:00pm, Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in Smithville, Texas.

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