My Maternal Aunt, Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Burgess Levesque

New York-Dec. 2000-Tina Carusillo, Yvonne Levesque, Jean Mancill, Becky Burgess, & Connie Burgess

Tina Carusillo, Yvonne Levesque, Jean Mancill, Becky Burgess, Connie Burgess,

New York, New York, December 2000.

Connie Burgess, Jean Mancill, Yvonne Levesque, and Becky Burgess, New York trip, December 2000.

Birth:  Jun. 17, 1924
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Death:  Mar. 25, 2010
Harris County
Texas, USA

Eagle Point Park, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, July 4, 1936. Children above: (front row)Yvonne & Billie Linderman, Shirley Nelson, Jean Linderman, Mary Bender, Barbara Bender. (front row) Patsy Linderman, Jimmy Nelson, Anita Ayala, Dicky Nelson, & Audrey Ayala.

Decoration Day, Eagle Point Park, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, 1937, Barbara Bender, Shirley Nelson, Yvonne Linderman(the tallest girl in back row), Billie Linderman(on left of her), and Jean Linderman (on right of her behind the front row) with flowered dress.

Yvonne Phyllis Linderman (Burgess) (Levesque), daughter of Harry William Linderman & Phyllis (Birth spelling: Phylis) Eugenia Adele “Phyl” (Palen) Linderman, named for her Mother.
Born in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. Christened in June 1924 Dubuque, Iowa at the Lutheran Church.

Graduated from Westfield High School in May 1942, Westfield, Indiana.

Sister of Yvarra (Billie) Irene Linderman Jackson, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill, and Patricia (Patsy) Mae Linderman Cooke.

Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman, Sept. 1928, Yvonne, Billie, & Jean (baby) Linderman, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

First husband: Albert “Al” George Burgess, married November 20, 1943 in Westfield, Indiana. Divorced: 1960 in Dade County, Florida.

Children: William “Bill” George, Peter Franklin “Pete”, & Paul Howard Burgess.

Second husband: Colby Edrian Levesque, married 17 June 1960 in Miami, Dade County, Florida.

Children: Cynthia Ann (McKinney), Tina Marie (Carusillo), & Edward Harry Levesque.

Divorced: 19 September 1968 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Aunt Yvonne worked for American General Life Insurance, Houston, Texas up until she retired.

Graduated in May 1980 from Houston Community College, Houston, Harris, Texas as a Paralegal.

If it weren’t for my dear Aunt Yvonne, we would not have been blessed to be able to adopt my son, in 1982. She always had a big heart, and she took in a friend of her daughter, Cynthia. The woman had lost her job, was 7 months pregnant, living in her car, and the car was being repossessed because she couldn’t afford the payments. She told us that she was raped. She didn’t know who the Father was and told my Aunt that she never wanted any children, and that she was just going to leave the baby at the hospital. Since she told my Aunt, that she asked if she would consider allowing her niece and her husband to adopt the baby. She agreed. We paid all her medical expenses, and she kept her word, and allowed us to adopt him. God blessed me with a good-hearted Aunt, who tried to help others. And…a beautiful baby boy.
Poor Aunt Yvonne suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease in the last few years of her life. She resided with her son Edward Harry Levesque in Houston, TX up until he could no longer care for her, and she was moved to Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center in Houston, Texas.

Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Burgess Levesque, 11039 Lafferty Oaks Street, Houston, Harris, Texas 77013, Jan. 27, 2006. (on left) Leonard Ross Tudor, and Stefanie Hyden Bush.

Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Burgess Levesque & Tina Maria Levesque Carusillo, Houston, Texas, about 2008.

“Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Burgess Levesque

Born in Dubuque, Iowa on Jun. 17, 1924

Departed on Mar. 25, 2010 and resided in Houston, TX.

Service: Saturday, Mar. 27, 20104:00 pm

Cemetery: Oaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, TX.Yvonne Phyllis Levesque

June 17, 1924 ~ March 25, 2010  ~Graveside services for Yvonne Phyllis Levesque, 85, of Houston, are set for 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Section S-4 of Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville with Rev. Virgil Pecht officiating. Interment will follow.

Mrs. Levesque died Thursday at Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center in Houston. She was born June 17, 1924 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Phyllis Palen Linderman. She started out as a Secretary and then worked as a Paralegal for American General Insurance, Houston, Harris, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Albert George Burgess; a son, Peter Franklin Burgess; second husband Colby Edrian Levesque; and two sisters, Yvarra Irene “Billie” Linderman Jackson and Patricia Mae “Patsy” Linderman Cooke.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, William George and Rebecca Fey Burgess of San Saba, Paul Howard Burgess of Houston and Edward Harry Levesque of Houston; daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia Ann and Ken McKinney of Scottsdale, Arizona and Tina Maria and Michael Carusillo of Huntersville, North Carolina; a sister, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill of Houston; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Family members have requested that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville, Burleson, Texas.” 

Yvonne Linderman is the tallest girl in dress (sixth girl to the right), Billie Linderman is on the left of her (with the cap), on the right of her is Patsy Linderman (with something in her hands)then Jean Linderman (with the print dress), @ Eagle Point Park, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Family links: 
  Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995)
  Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)
  Albert George Burgess (1919 – 1967)
  Colby Edrian Levesque (1918 – 1993)

  Peter Franklin Burgess (1946 – 1967)
  Yvarra Irene Linderman Jackson (1925 – 1985)
  Jean Marie Linderman Mancill (1927 – 2012)
  Patricia Mae Linderman Cooke (1929 – 2000)

Note: No headstone-buried behind her sister Yvarra and brother-in-law Kenneth Jackson.

(front row left to right) Yvonne Linderman, Dickie and Roy Nelson, Patsy Linderman, Jean Linderman, and Billie Linderman (on end).
(back row) Eppie, Art, and Anita Ayala, Gladys, Edward, Harry, and Phyllis Linderman. Brown State Park, Indiana, c. 1940’s

Oaklawn Cemetery
Burleson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Jackson Family

Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Burgess Levesque, Oaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, Texas, March 27, 2010. There is no marker for her grave.

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Mar 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50395980

Findagrave Memorial

Oaklawn Cemetery entry, Somerville, Burleson, Texas, April 26, 2010


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