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Thelma M. Lininger

Thelma — Myrtle Stringer was born to Lena (Lindsay) Stringer and William Scott — Stringer on May 2, 1915 on the family homestead along the Applegate River — in Josephine, County. She was a descendent of early pioneers who crossed — the plains on the Oregon Trail in 1846, searching for a safer southern — route which became the Applegate Trail. She attended New Hope School, — which was a one room schoolhouse and graduated from Grants Pass High School — in 1935. She then graduated from Southern Oregon Normal School (SONS) — with a degree in teaching and taught in a one room schoolhouse in Azalea, — OR.

At — SONS, now Southern Oregon University, she met Raymond B. Lininger and — they were married on May 22, 1938. Raymond died on March 19, 1965. — Mrs. Lininger was the last surviving member — of the second generation of the owners of the M. C. Lininger and Sons — general contracting and material supply business. That business eventually — became LTM, Incorporated.

She — was a member of Fortnightly Study Club of Ashland for 50 years and a 41 — year member of PEO Chapter AC in Ashland and of Chapter BE in Medford. — She was also a Rogue Valley Medical Center Auxiliary volunteer for 25 — years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Medford. — Mrs. Lininger had traveled extensively and — did so until her health prevented her from continuing.

Survivors — include, a daughter, Carol Hergert; a son Dale Lininger and his wife Judy, — all of Medford; a granddaughter Leah Rozett and her husband Rocky; great-granddaughter — Malia, of Central Point, and grandson Joel Hergert of Medford, as well — as by grandson Jeff Lininger and his wife Wendy and their daughter Callie — of Medford and grandson Rob Lininger and his wife Elise of Bozeman, Montana. — Other survivors — include her sister, Lavada Middleton of Oroville, CA, and her brother — Cal Stringer and his wife Doris of Medford. In addition to her husband — Raymond, she was preceded in death by her brother Wayne Stringer, who — was killed on Wake Island in World War II, and by her parents.

Memorial — contributions in her memory may be made to the Rogue Valley Dialysis Patient — Trust Fund, 2868 Creekside Circle, Medford, OR 97504.

Robert — M. Clark — Robert M. Clark, 89, of Ashland, died Monday, (March 29, 2004) at home. — Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ashland.