Linda Law Burnham Schwarz was born on April 16, 1941. She passed peacefully on February 17, 2021.
Linda, the youngest of five children, was born in Houston, Texas to John Frederick and Mildred Leona Torbert Burnham. The family moved to Atlanta, Texas where her father was a wildcat oil driller. The Burnham family later settled in Lafayette, Louisiana where Linda attended Lafayette High School and was Homecoming Queen her senior year. Linda was an avid equestrian and won many awards riding the family horses. Throughout her life, Linda enjoyed creative writing, playing tennis and golf, always turning heads in any event.
Linda married James Schwarz in 1987 and they moved to Cancun, Mexico to open and run Marina Hacienda del Mar. For 17 years, they hosted sports fishermen from around the globe and made many friends from all over the world. In 2006, Jim and Linda moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for a wonderful retirement. After Jim’s passing, Linda moved to Round Rock to be near her family.
Linda is survived by her son, Michael Newton and his wife Janet, her daughter, Melinda Newton, her stepson, Jim (Bruz) Schwarz and his wife, Trish, and her stepdaughter, Jayne Nasrallah and her husband Pat.
Linda is also survived by her 7 grandchildren: Taylor Newton, Trevor Newton, Taryn Newton, Aidan Cheng, Reece Cheng, Michael Nasrallah, and Daniel Nasrallah.
The family would like to thank Franklin Park Assisted Living and Memory Care in Round Rock, Texas, specifically Cindy Gonzales, Tai Taala, Billie Harrell, and Meg Tesfaye. They loved and cared for Linda as if she were their own family member. The family is so grateful for each of you.
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