Linda Wolpert

Linda Sue Gray Wolpert was called home to be with our Savior on Saturday, May 7, 2016. She died peacefully at home with her beloved husband of 58 years, Richard Louis Wolpert, and her family by her side.

Linda was born on June 21, 1936, in Wabash, Indiana to Vanda and Max Gray. She graduated from Wabash High School in 1954 where she was elected cheerleader, class officer, and Homecoming Queen. She and her husband, Dick, were also voted May King and Queen in the Spring of 1951.

Linda went on to major in social work and graduated from Indiana University in 1958, where she was a devoted member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Throughout her life she remained very active with her sorority, serving as President of the Bay Area Panhellenic Association in the Clear Lake area.

Linda and Dick lived out an amazing love story, born in the same hospital in Wabash, Indiana just four days apart. “I picked him out from the baby nursery at the hospital,” was a phrase she was commonly known to say. They were childhood sweethearts, beginning in junior high, and lasting throughout college. They married right after their college graduation in 1958 and honeymooned all the way out to sunny California in Dick's '55 Oldsmobile "Rocket 88," where they both saw the ocean for the very first time. They made their first home in the Los Angeles area, where Dick worked with Northrop Aviation and Linda received her teaching certification. Some of their happiest years of their lives were spent with family and friends on California's west coast. Both of their children, Dean and Lisa, were born in California.

Dick's job with the space program brought the family to Houston in 1966 and they made their new home in the Clear Lake area, near Houston. Linda was a kindergarten teacher at Webster Elementary when the children were young and was a substitute teacher in the Clear Creek Independent School District for many years. Linda was very active in the Bay Area Panhellenic Association and Delta Gamma, founded a "Book Club" with close friends, and was a member of numerous bridge clubs. Her friends through these associations were beloved to her. She truly loved card games, books, Lay’s Original Potato Chips, and especially, See's Candy.

Linda's greatest asset was her love for her family and numerous friends. She would thoughtfully reach out to comfort those in need. She never put herself first, and was always a good listener. Her time spent with her granddaughters playing dolls, baking bread, and going to the pool when they were young will never be forgotten. Those happy times will be forever cherished by her family.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Vanda and Maxwell Gray.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Richard Wolpert; her sister, Virginia Gray Campo, of New Jersey; her brother, David Gray, and his wife, Dixie, of Florida; her brother, Dan Gray, and his wife, Theresa, of Wabash. Also, her son, Dean Wolpert, his wife, Ellen, and their daughters, Ann, Katherine and Rebecca Wolpert; her daughter, Lisa Wolpert Walker, her husband, John B. Walker, and their children, Molly Gray Walker; Brynne Walker Dyrhood, and her husband, Andrew; Jud Walker, and his wife, Holly, and great-grandchildren, London and Fallyn Walker.

A memorial service was at 1 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016, at League City United Methodist Church, 1411 West Main Street, League City, Texas, 77573, followed by a reception. A private burial will precede the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to League City United Methodist Church (sent to the address above) or the Delta Gamma Foundation (online at or sent to 3250 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH 43221). Donations to both should be made payable to the organization with ‘Linda Gray Wolpert Fund’ on the memo line.

Posted on 2016 May 17