Dr. Linda Ruth York

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Dr. Linda Ruth York

October 02, 1940 - August 04, 2018

Dr. Linda Ruth York Dr. Linda Ruth York, "Lucky Linda" of Lexington, OK died Aug 4, 2018. Linda was born October 2, 1940 in Ada, Oklahoma to Kathleen Caldwell York and Thomas Steven York. Linda grew up in the homestead house with her grandmother Christine York, family, friends, ranch hands and horses. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, grandmother, stepmother Viola York, niece Cameron York, and the father of her children Anthony Joeseph Maffucci. She is survived by her two children Anthony Canio Maffucci and Caren Ruth Maffucci, cousins Jerry York (Karen), Johnnie Ray York (Sherland), Jeannie Dover (Ronnie), Elaine York, Roger York (Miracle), Robbie York, former spouse and good friend Norman Steenholdt, her treasured nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends.
Linda was a life-time learner. Linda graduated from the University of Oklahoma earning her Bachelor's in Education, Master's in Special Education and PhD in Clinical Psychology. Linda was a teacher and mentor to many. She taught special education in Texas, worked as a school counselor in Noble, and maintained a private practice as a clinical psychologist.
Linda served many times in KAIROS, a Christian Prison Ministry, for incarcerated men and women. She taught and mentored the men at Joseph Harp Correctional Facility for many years. Linda offered support for the families of all those incarcerated.  Linda had a passion for social justice issues and was a great advocate for peace and justice.       
Her friends range from across the USA, to Australia, and China where she worked as a teacher of English and provided books and supplies for a village school. She worked as a Volunteer for Veterans program.  Dr. York is known by many as a comforter and counselor.   She never met a stranger and she will be sorely missed by all.  Linda lived her last years in the house she built on the top of the hill on the family land. From her porch the sunsets were a magnificent glory which were as vivid and wonderful as Linda and her fiery red hair. "Whenever you want to see me, always look at the sunset; I will be there."
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to Little Light Christian School, P.O. Box 720323, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, (405) 475-0585. A memorial service will be held with the time and place to be announced which will be officiated by Pastor Perla Goody.
Published on August 7, 2018
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