Julia (Julie) Marie Linde (née Wilkinson)

julia (julie) linde (née wilkinson)

July 20, 1933 ~ January 28, 2022

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Suwanee, Georgia

Julia (Julie) Marie Linde (née Wilkinson), passed away peacefully on Friday, January 28, 2022. She was preceded in death by William (Bill) Carl Linde, her husband of 61 years and a granddaughter Reagan Clark. She is survived by her brother Charles (Chuck) Wilkinson and wife Joy, and by her six children: Paula Harrison, Janet Clark and husband Barry, Burton Linde, Andrew Linde and wife Alejandra, Martin Linde and wife Sharon, and Emily Linde. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren Austin and Tyler Harrison, Georgia and Annalee Clark, Philip (Burk) and Leslie Linde, Christopher and Julian Linde, Amber Holda, Tyler Hicks and wife D’Orsi and Olivia Linde, and three great grandchildren.

Julie was Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1933 to Philip Wilkinson and Anna (Ann) Wilkinson (née Johnson). She and Bill graduated from Hirsch High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1951. The couple married in 1955. During their journey they lived in several states including, Iowa, Tennessee, Idaho, Texas and Georgia, and made close friendships in each. Julie loved swimming, teaching swimming, gardening, bird watching, traveling and reading.

In accordance with Julie’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. The family requests those wishing to express sympathy to consider making a charitable donation in Julie’s name to the National Arbor Day Foundation or to their local animal shelter/rescue.

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  1. CandleImageThank you, Mom.

    Thank you for teaching me to swim and garden and quilt and be curious. Thank you for convincing Dad to let me go to Boston for school. Thank you for joining me in adventures like looking for moose and orcas and going to art exhibits. I love you.

    May you Rest In Peace and happiness and be greeted warmly by all who passed before you.

  2. Please accept our sympathy. Paul and Connie Olandt from Farragut Tenn. and Jill Mooney from Knoxville Tenn.

  3. CandleImageThank you Julie for sharing your children with me as their swim coach for all those years.
    You and Bill were such great supporters of the Gulf Park Swim Team and I am so deeply grateful
    for that.

    With love and sympathy,

    Bill Lauer

  4. We have so many happy memories of Julie and Bill at the Webb School of Knoxville and with the Gulf Park Sharks swim team so ably coached by Bill Lauer.
    What beautiful people they were – always very hospitable and kind to us.
    We will cherish our memories of this family and do, indeed, express our deep condolences to Martin and to Emily and to the entire family.

  5. CandleImageWill miss you Julie, especially your sweet smile and quiet sense of humor. So thankful we were friends for over 50 years. Broke my heart when you and your “gang” moved from Knoxville. Treasured our monthly phone conversations from wherever you were living, and your occasional visits back to Knoxville. Many fond memories of the Linde family! You were a blessing to me.

  6. CandleImageMrs. Linde, I remember what a kind, lovely lady you were and it was an honor to have known you~ May you rest in Peace.
    To all the Linde family, may your memories be a blessing, you are all in my thoughts and prayers,

    My deepest condolences,
    Stephanie (Black) O’Brien.

  7. CandleImageI was 9yrs. old when my brother Bill (the second of my four brothers, no sisters) married Julie. I feel their marriage gave me a sister, not a sister-in-law. Over the years I paid attention to how Bill and Julie were rearing their “gang”. It was the inspiration for how Mike and I reared our four children. Julie and I had a special bonding !!! We shared sooo much in common, the love of animals, birds, swimming, recipes, Swedish stories, and so many other things. I will forever regret not being able to visit with her and give her a HUG. Love Ya !

  8. So sorry to read this. Julie was a second Mom to a whole gang of us growing up in Gulf Park. Best wishes to her gang, as well. JOHN

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