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Linda Dubois

November 14, 1939 — March 18, 2021

Grove

Lifetime Grove Resident Linda Ellen Crawford DuBois Dies at 81

Linda Ellen Crawford DuBois of Grove, Oklahoma died peacefully March 18, 2021 after a year-long illness, at her home in Grove and in the presence of her family.

Linda was born in Vinita, Oklahoma November 14, 1939, to Tom and Helen Crawford of Grove, Oklahoma. She grew up in Grove, enjoying a close relationship with her younger sister, Suzanne Crawford Boles. Linda was always a good scholar and active in dance, band and vocal music, graduating from Grove High School in 1957 as class Valedictorian. She attended Oklahoma State University and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She married her high school sweetheart, Edward DuBois of Grove, in 1959 and as Edward’s career as a college science educator opened doors, they lived in Nebraska, Washington and Oregon before returning to live in Grove in 1982. Linda completed her college education in Oregon and directed a student support tutoring program for mathematics at Clatsop Community College for many years, and also worked as a bookkeeper for another35 years after returning to Grove, most notably for SANCO Lumber, whose owners and employees she considered a second family. Linda also assisted Edward with the management and operations of the family business in Grove, Grand Lake Charter Services.

Always a talented vocalist and dancer, Linda entertained and enriched her community through her many Grove Community Playmakers performances over twenty-five years, and her work as a soloist and a committed member of the Grove United Methodist Choir for 35 years. She was also an active member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority in Grove, serving in several leadership roles. She was a member of “Bob’s Class” – a progressive adult Sunday School class at Grove United Methodist Church. She valued the friendships she enjoyed in Grove since her childhood, but was always thrilled to travel, meet new friends, and enjoy new experiences.

Linda loved mystery stories and was an avid reader, finding it easy to lose herself in books, but also a reader of science, anthropology and history periodicals, fascinated with new discoveries. She was an avid rock hound and created beautiful jewelry from her finds. She was very committed to being an educated voter, and regularly read and watched news of the world and politics. She enjoyed square dancing, knitting and crocheting with her friends, and all family gatherings. She always wished for more time with her flowers in her yard, and her garden in Oregon was a particular point of pride. She especially liked visiting her children and grandchildren, seeing their performances and watching their careers blossom. She was eager to explore, wishing to visit every museum possible on every trip, and although fishing, camping, horses, dairy cattle or tennis may not have been favorite activities, took part with enthusiasm, patience, and a smile in all activities loved by her family and supported them financially and with her attendance and attention.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband Edward in 1991 and is survived by her sister, Suzanne Crawford Boles, sons Bruce DuBois and Rick DuBois, daughter Ellen DuBois Meadows, much loved daughters-in-law LuAnn Beauchamp DuBois and Gayle Fisher DuBois and son-in-law John Meadows, four grandchildren, Tyler DuBois, Tessa DuBois, Riley DuBois, Allison Meadows McLaughlin and grand-son-in-law John McLaughlin, and one great-grandchild on-the-way who will know of his beloved great-grandmother from stories of her talents, affection, humor, generosity and love expressed every day to her family and friends. She is also survived and celebrated by many close cousins and other relatives.

The family wishes to thank all those who made her journey with serious illness easier this year with their friendship and help of every imaginable kind, and Grove Integris Home Health Care and Hospice services.

A visitation is scheduled for Thursday March 25 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral home at 711 S. Main, Grove Ok 74344. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service on Friday, March 26 at 10:30 AM at Grove’s Olympus Cemetery, and to a memorial service Friday, March 26 at 2:00 PM at the Grove United Methodist Church at 1005 Leisure Rd., Grove, OK 74344. Note that COVID-safe seating will be in place.  The service will be live-streamed by the Grove United Methodist Church at https://fumcgrove.online.church. Signing up in advance will provide a better viewing experience.

Remembrances in flowers may be arranged at The Rusty Willow, 918-533-2892, Grove Oklahoma. Gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to the ALS Foundation at www.alsfoundation.org to contribute to support for local sufferers of ALS, or the ALS Association to support research to battle ALS at http://www.als.org . Donations may also be made to Grove Community Playmakers by mailing to Grove Playmakers, PO Box 450236, Grove, OK 74345, and to the Grove United Methodist Church Music Memorial by sending directly to the church at 1005 Leisure Rd., Grove, OK 74344.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, March 25, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Worley Luginbuel - Grove

OK

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 26, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Olympus Cemetery

OK

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Memorial Service

Friday, March 26, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church grove

1005 Leisure Rd, Grove, OK 74344

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