Linda Ruth Gober, 79 of Midland, passed peacefully into the arms of her savior on December 18, 2021, after a largely unknown battle with dementia. Linda bravely persevered through pain and worry and is now resting in the beauty and peace of heaven. The family will receive guests from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch. Funeral service will be held and live-streamed at 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Crestview Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Linda was born on March 16, 1942, to Orbia (O.A.) and Alice Nunn in Wichita Falls, Texas. As a kid, her family moved to Odessa where they built their family business Nunn Air-Conditioning. She met her lifelong love, Clif, as a junior high student and they went on to elope at 16. Although Clif and Linda were married in Acuna, Mexico on May 25, 1958, they married “again” at the request of their families in Odessa, Texas two days later. Linda and Clif returned to school and she graduated from Odessa High in 1960. Linda adored Clif and they spent their youth boot-scootin’ (often in matching outfits), cruising car lots, grabbing Dairy Queen, and stealing hubcaps (don’t worry, they returned them later!) Linda was an amazing mom to 4 kids and loved taking them shopping, decorating for Christmas, and making her famous tacos. She was immensely proud and supportive of her kids and loved to be a part of anything they did. She also loved traveling to San Angelo and Fort Worth to visit her family there. Linda loved music and was a talented pianist. She could regularly be found singing, playing, or dancing to a tune and she loved to hear her family share in that love. She loved spoiling her grandkids (who called her “Gram”) and having sleepovers, coloring, and drinking Pepsi floats. Linda was beautiful, inside and out. She was a deeply loving wife, mom, “Gram”, Aunt Linda, or “Nino” and friend and will be so greatly missed by all who knew her.
Linda’s legacy of love will live on in her eldest son David Gober of Odessa; devoted daughters Dana Flud of Midland and Kaci and Scott Thissen of Midland; adoring grandchildren Kay and Marcus Thomas of Broomfield, CO, Kaitlyn and Kc Peoples of Odessa, Ryley Joe Flud of Canyon and Jackson Thissen of Midland and precious great-grandson Josiah Peoples of Odessa; sister-in-love Linda Rogers of Midland; as well as sweet nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Linda was joyously met in heaven by the love of her life and husband of 58 years Clifton Gober; sweet son Darren Gober, loving parents O.A. and Alice Nunn; her “second mom” Aunt Julie, devoted big sister Louise Chance; sweet son-in-love Joe Flud and beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
The family would like to express their gratitude towards Brookdale Assisted Living, Manor Park, Midland Memorial Hospital, Home Care Plus, and Hospice of Midland for their sweet care as well as the family and friends who have reached out to lend a hand.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online at www.dementiasociety.org/donate to aid in their mission to provide care and resources to families struggling with dementia.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.