Marjorie Estelle Linker, 95

Marjorie Estelle Linker, 95


Marjorie Linker, 95 died in Louisville on November 3, 2021.

Born in Decatur, Alabama and growing up in Chattanooga, TN, Marjorie was the daughter of Jacob and Freda Lang.

Marjorie lived life on her terms. Graduating from secretarial school, she went to work for Felix Diamond Jewelry in Chattanooga and, as a young adult, was way ahead of her time. Traveling solo to NYC in her stylish clothes and haircut, she connected with friends, saw shows and enjoyed the glamour. Her style continued well into her 90s, with her wrinkle free face and short salt and pepper hair, always looking 15 years younger.

Thanks to a date fix up, Marjorie met Allan Linker, (d. 1976) of Louisville, and they dated long distance, receiving courting letters and phone calls. They married and she moved to Louisville to make her mark on the scene. Part of that included playing golf, which she played up until 90 and made most of her lifelong friends on the course. She continued staying in touch with them through constant phone calls and dinners. She was a lifelong member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

To her children, Marjorie was the strongest person they knew. Her unique phrases, southern belle accent and oft-handed stories are often repeated beyond the family to bring some levity to any conversation. Her undeniable deep love for her family was always felt regardless of how far away they were from each other and she became an inspirational role model for optimism.

She lived her life, up until the end, in her home of over 60 years, thanks to the companionship, care and love of her daughter, Lori, for which the family will forever be grateful.

She is survived by her daughters Lori, Jan Youtie (Bill) from Atlanta, Shari Commando (Rob) and three grandchildren, Alana (26), Jamie (23) and Kyle (21) from Sea Cliff, NY.

The family also wishes to express deep gratitude to Buddy Mattingly for the introduction to Sarah Wallace who’s generous care and true support these past years were unparalleled and to Norton Hospice for keeping her comfortable and warm during her final days.  Donations to Congregation Adath Jeshurun are welcome.


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