Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Linda Battice

Born: 2/8/1947 Died: 7/26/2011 Maiden Name: Thomas Honorific: n/a

Linda Sue Battice, 64, passed away on July 26, 2011, in Ada. Linda was born Feb. 8, 1947, in Talihina to Clifford Thomas and Julia (Parker) Thomas. She attended the Chilocco Indian School and the Byng Nursing School. She worked as a licensed practical nurse and she worked in Oklahoma City and Ardmore at Memorial Hospital. She also worked at the Chickasaw Clinic in Ardmore. She enjoyed cooking and sewing blankets for her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She also loved listening to the music of Elvis, especially his gospel music, and walking. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant siblings; and two brothers, Wayne Thomas and Gary Thomas. Linda is survived by one daughter, Deborah Battice of Ada; four sons, David Battice with wife Gloria of Ardmore, William Marcus Battice of Shawnee, Stephen Battice with wife Stephanie of Cameron, and Rev. Scott Battice with wife Mandy of Ardmore; 16 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one half-brother, Wilson Parker of Madill; and close companion Chet Underwood.