My Mother, The Matriarch of our Family, and My Father, Leroy Eugene Frederick

Jean & Leroy Frederick, 1948, Crosby, TX

Jean Marie Linderman Frederick and Leroy Eugene Frederick, “Wise Acre” Linderman Homestead in Crosby, Harris, Texas in 1948. My mother and daddy married on 15 November 1947 in Liberty, Texas.

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

Birth: Dec. 3, 1927
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

Jean Linderman, Roy Nelson, Mike Jackson, 1945, “Wiseacres” (“H.W.” Harry & Phyllis Linderman’s farm), Crosby, TX.

Jean & LeRoy Frederick, Easter 1958, 4102 Arnold St., Houston, Harris, Texas @ Harry & Phyl Linderman’s home.

Death: Mar. 9, 2012
Brazoria County
Texas, USA


Jean Marie Linderman, 1943, Lamar High School, Houston, Harris, Texas

Jean Marie Linderman, May 1945, Houston, Harris, Texas. Graduated Lamar High School.

Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill, daughter of Harry William Linderman, 1980 @ Cellar Door Restaurant, Stella Link, Houston, Texas, @ Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Burgess Levesque’s graduation dinner from Houston Community College with a degree in Paralegal.

Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill, daughter of (Phylis at birth) Phyllis “Phyl” Eugenia Adele (Palen) Linderman and Harry William “Billy” Linderman. Her mother died when she was only 36 of Hodgkin’s Disease. She never really got over it, but just had to learn to live with it.

Granddaughter of Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, also of Edward Francis Linderman and Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman of Dubuque, Iowa.

Mother attended nurses training at St. Joseph Hospital, in Houston, Harris, Texas in 1946 with a scholarship for women that would promise to serve four years in the service. She dropped out in 1947, because World War II was over, and my parents were married on 15 Nov. 1947 in Liberty, Texas. She chose the calling to be a Homemaker. 

Jean Marie Linderman Frederick and Leroy Eugene Frederick, Married 15 November 1947, Liberty, Liberty, Texas 

First husband LeRoy “Lee” Eugene Frederick. Married 15 November 1947, Liberty, Texas. Divorced 1968. the Frederick homestead was at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Texas 77029.

Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill

Mother’s six children: Sally Ann(Frederick)Tudor, Phyllis Jean(Frederick)Hyden, Joseph Lee “Joe” Frederick, Karl Thomas Frederick, Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill, Sarah (Frederick) Moore, and Patricia (Frederick) Vanderford Harrod, April 15, 2011, Austin, Texas @ Justin & Allison Vanderford’s wedding. This is one of my favorite pics of us and mother. It was one of the last trips that she took with me. She loved to go “bye-bye”. 

Six children together: Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean, Sally Ann, Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie, and Sarah Kay Frederick.
Mother was a very loving and creative woman. She taught me how to sew at 16, she made us a braided rug, she knitted, crocheted, needlepointed, and quilted.

Sarah, Patricia, Karl, Sally, Phyllis, and Joe Frederick, children of Jean Linderman Frederick Mancill, 1 December 2007, Rosharon, TX

Second husband Louis “Honey Lou” Clifford Mancill. Married 5 December 1968, Houston, Texas. The Mancill homestead was at 11039 Lafferty Oaks St, Houston, Texas.

Louis & Jean Mancill, Pat O’Briens, New Orleans, LA, c. 1970. Married 5 December 1968, Harmony Wedding Chapel, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

My Mother and Dad made our house a home. We celebrated many a birthday, and all holidays at this home, at 11039 Lafferty Oaks St., in Houston, Texas.

He preceded her in death in 2002. No children of this union. One step son, Michieal Wayne Mancill, who was more like a brother. He was a part of our family.

She was the life of the party. She and my Dad loved music and dancing. Lou sang and played the guitar. She lived, she laughed and she loved. Lou called her his “satan pussycat”, and the “princess and the pea”. She was spoiled by my Dad. They spoiled each other. They were each other’s best friends. They were deeply in love.

Mother passed away at home surrounded with family that loved her. She just drifted off, and the angels came to get her. My consolation was she was not in pain, and not alone, and I was able to be there with her for her last six years of her life.

Mother just passed today, March 9, 2012, in Rosharon, Brazoria, Texas. She left us peacefully to be with Jesus. I am so grateful to have been able to spend the last six years living together with Mother. I am grateful that I was not working, so that I had the time to care for her. My sister, Phyllis and I took care of her at home just like she had wanted. We got to be even closer than ever.

She was blessed with a good life, and a good family. She really was always there with all of us six children, up until the last week of her life. She fell on Monday, and we think she had a mini stroke, she never was able to speak clearly after that. She passed away on Friday afternoon, in her sleep.

Mother left us just like she wanted to. She had dignity and respect from all who knew her. Everyone who knew her loved her. She was a very giving person, and always was there for her six children. Our family was a very loving, close-knit family.

Burial followed at the same Oaklawn Cemetery, where Aunt Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Burgess (Levesque), Uncle Kenneth Edward Jackson, and Aunt Yvarra “Billie” Irene Linderman (Jackson) are buried.
Mother’s viewing was held on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 4-9pm. The funeral services were on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @11am @ Oaklawn Cemetery Pavilion, on Hwy. 36 in Somerville, TX. location at:, Strickland Funeral Home at 545 8th Street, SOMERVILLE, TEXAS 77879, (979)596-2133.

Family links: 
Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995)
Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)

Leroy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006)
Louis Clifford Mancill (1924 – 2002)

Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Levesque (1924 – 2010)
Yvarra Irene Linderman Jackson (1925 – 1985)
Patricia Mae Linderman Cooke (1929 – 2000)

Oaklawn Cemetery
Burleson County
Texas, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86532980