Linda Louise Houlihan
Linda Louise Houlihan
  • December 15, 1941 - October 8, 2014
  • West Covina, California

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Linda Louise Houlihan, 72, beloved Wife, Mom, Sister, Aunt, Grama, G-Ma, and Friend, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the company of her family.
A Celebration of Life service for Linda Louise Houlihan, a resident of West Covina will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Custer Christiansen Mortuary, 124 S. Citrus Ave., Covina, California. A viewing will be held from 12:00-1:00 pm and her service from 1:00-2:00 pm. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at their home, 3439 E. Hilltonia Dr., West Covina. Linda will be buried with her husband Don at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California in a private service with their children.
Linda was born on December 15, 1941 in Pasadena, California, daughter of Ben and Pat Pollgreen. She was united in marriage to Donald Joseph Houlihan on April 21, 1962 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were blessed to be married for 52 years.
Linda graduated from Glendale High School in Glendale, California, and received her AA degree from Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. She worked for the Walnut Valley Unified School District as an Instructional Aid and with the Workability Program for over 25 years.
She attended Calvary Chapel Golden Springs with her family. She loved the Lord, her family, and friends. She found and brought great joy into the lives of all who knew her. Linda was kind, generous, patient, loyal, faithful, and committed to her family and friends. She enjoyed camping, spending time with her family and friends, attending bible study, reading her bible, and reading various books from her fellow avid reader Allison. A beloved friend of Linda's and her family wrote the following poem called "The Essence of Linda" that describes her perfectly.
"The Essence of Linda"
She is a Christian woman through and through
Her heart is overflowing with the love she has for the Lord
She is filled with endless hugs and is always ready to pray
with you and help you in any way she can
She is always giving of herself to others and never asks for
anything in return
Her home is filled with teddy bears from around the world
and her heart is filled with warmth and love
Having Linda for a friend is one of the best things that
could have ever happened to me.
This is "The Essence of Linda"
From your Sister in Christ, Rita

She is survived by her sister Alice (Darrell) Stoner, Olympia, WA, 3 children, LynAnn (Wes) Moore, Tecumseh, OK, Louise-Ann Houlihan, West Covina, CA, Donie Houlihan, Yorba Linda, CA; 3 loving grandchildren, Laura, Samantha, and Alysha, 2 great-grandchildren, Sumur and Levi, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her Brother "Baby" Ben Pollgreen, Father-in-Law, Thomas Joseph Houlihan, Mother-in-Law, Esther Houlihan, Brother-in-Law, Thomas Patrick Houlihan, Mother, Petrusia Pollgreen, Father, Benjamin Pollgreen, Sister-in-Law, Pat Houlihan, Niece, Elaine Curtis, and Great-Granddaughter, Harli Christine Fullbright.