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Celebrating the life of
Linda Motheral
August 18, 1950 - September 12, 2016
Devoted Wife and Loving Mother
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm - Thursday, September 15, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Rosary
  • 7:00pm - Thursday, September 15, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Funeral mass
  • 10:30am - Friday, September 16, 2016
  • St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church
  • 6800 Buffalo Speedway (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77025

  • (713) 667-9111

I'm truly sorry for your family's loss. We can find comfort from Revelation 21:4 which promises a time when we won't lose our loved ones in death.

Armanie Stephens, Houston , Tx

I am so sorry to read of Linda's passing. I extend my condolences to the entire family. Psalm 34:18 says: Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit. May you be comforted by his words during your time of bereavement

Alex, Atlanta, GA

I want to express my sincerest sympathy to the Motheral family because of losing Linda way too soon in death. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God Jehovah (Psalms 83:18) understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 34: 18 tells us: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; myranj@centurytel.net

Myran Julie Jarmon, Midland City, Al

Dear Steve, Peter, & William, I am so sorry to hear of Linda's death. I remember her as a wonderful mother. I taught Peter in first grade at St. John's school and have loving memories of your family. Sincerely, Olga McLaren

Olga McLaren, Houston, TX

I would like to express my deepest sorrow for the lost of your dear loved. The pain, grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times, we need to go to Gods word for comfort. Please take your Bible and look at what God promises for the future with regard to our dead over ones. ( John 5: 28,29, Acts 24:15 ) yes, God really will defeat our enemy death forever. This will enable us to one day have the hope of seeing our dead loved ones again. I hope this message wil be a source of comfort to you. If you have any questions feel free to contact one of Jehovah's Witnesses or log on to our website at JW.org. Sincerely yours, JW

JW, Houston, Tx

Linda Motheral, former State District Judge, succumbed to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease on September 12 at the age of 66.
Born and raised in Houston, Linda grew up in a storybook neighborhood where she knew everyone and everything that was going on. Persevering through the difficulty of losing her father at age 16, she graduated from Lamar High School and supported herself through college and law school at the University of Houston. With her J.D. in hand, Linda spent four years as an associate at Fulbright & Jaworski before being named Associate Judge of the 257th Family District Court by Judge Norman Lee. She succeeded Lee as Judge of the 257th in 1993 and held the bench in three elections before stepping down in 2005.
When Judge Motheral was first appointed to the bench, she was the only woman serving in the Harris County Family Courts. Deeply committed to meaningful reform, she instituted a pioneering program with Baylor College of Medicine through which comprehensive mental health examinations would be conducted in cases involving allegations of abuse. These evaluations provided invaluable assistance to the courts in making appropriate rulings regarding child custody and visitation. Judge Motheral also initiated a mandatory course for divorcing parents with minor children called "Kids Cope with Divorce.” She worked to develop local rules for the Harris County Family Courts, helping standardize child support and visitation throughout the system. In her years on the bench, she was a frequent and popular speaker at legal education seminars. She was a member of the National Association of Women Judges and was active in the Association of Women Attorneys in Houston. She was board certified in Family Law and was also active in the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She was always committed to putting children first in her courtroom.
Her passions included her family & friends, travel, education, theatre, and fairness for children in the legal system. Those who knew her best will remember her fondness for her beloved pets and her tendency to devour British murder mysteries in her free time.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Randle Motheral and Helen Colvin Motheral. She is survived by husband Steve Moriarty, sons William and Peter Moriarty, her sister Cathy, niece Rachel, and many admiring relatives, friends, and colleagues.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama Street in Houston, where the rosary for Linda will begin at seven o’clock. The funeral mass will begin at half past ten o’clock in the morning on Friday, September 16, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway in Houston, where the Rev. J. Phong Nguyen, will be the celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association of Houston or to Sheltering Arms Senior Services.

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I'm truly sorry for your family's loss. We can find comfort from Revelation 21:4 which promises a time when we won't lose our loved ones in death.

Armanie Stephens, Houston , Tx

I am so sorry to read of Linda's passing. I extend my condolences to the entire family. Psalm 34:18 says: Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit. May you be comforted by his words during your time of bereavement

Alex, Atlanta, GA

I want to express my sincerest sympathy to the Motheral family because of losing Linda way too soon in death. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God Jehovah (Psalms 83:18) understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 34: 18 tells us: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; myranj@centurytel.net

Myran Julie Jarmon, Midland City, Al

Dear Steve, Peter, & William, I am so sorry to hear of Linda's death. I remember her as a wonderful mother. I taught Peter in first grade at St. John's school and have loving memories of your family. Sincerely, Olga McLaren

Olga McLaren, Houston, TX

I would like to express my deepest sorrow for the lost of your dear loved. The pain, grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times, we need to go to Gods word for comfort. Please take your Bible and look at what God promises for the future with regard to our dead over ones. ( John 5: 28,29, Acts 24:15 ) yes, God really will defeat our enemy death forever. This will enable us to one day have the hope of seeing our dead loved ones again. I hope this message wil be a source of comfort to you. If you have any questions feel free to contact one of Jehovah's Witnesses or log on to our website at JW.org. Sincerely yours, JW

JW, Houston, Tx

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