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Linda Gail Dodson Real

Birth Date: October 10, 1954
Death Date: February 7, 2019

Linda Gail Dodson Real was born October 10, 1954 in Dallas, Texas and passed away February 7, 2019 in Irving, Texas. Linda grew up in Irving, Texas and graduated from MacArthur High School and attended North Texas State University. She was married and divorced in her twenties and never had any children. Linda was employed by the accounting firm of Ernst and Young for over 20 years and then with Holly Corporation, an oil and gas firm in Dallas. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2007. Linda loved her family so much and especially her nieces and nephews. She loved to play with them, take them to the park, go on long walks, to the movies, and to Sonic to get slushes. Linda was a very kind hearted person. She always wanted to help everyone. She would give you the last penny she had if you needed it. She was preceded in death by her father Robert G. Dodson. She is survived by her mother Carla Lee Dodson, two sisters Carlotta Franklin (husband Steve), Kristi Mikez (husband George), two brothers Robert Dodson, Jr. (wife Sherry), Paul Dodson (wife Nancy). She also had two nieces Michele Mulcahy and Carleeanna Hoover. There are six nephews Bryan Dodson, Tim Dodson, Cole Dodson, Carter Dodson, Caden Dodson, and Tom Hoover, Jr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation ( in her memory. Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019 in the Abbey Chapel at Restland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the Abbey Chapel at Restland Funeral Home, located at 13005 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX, 75243.

February 11, 2019
11:00 am
The Abbey Chapel at Restland Funeral Home
13005 Greenville Avenue at Restland Road Dallas TX, 75243
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Funeral service
February 11, 2019
12:00 pm
The Abbey Chapel at Restland Funeral Home
13005 Greenville Avenue at Restland Road Dallas TX, 75243
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  1. I am so sad to hear this news today. I met Linda in 1997 when I came to work at E&Y. She was so sweet and helpful. Always making sure everyone had what they needed. Even on her last day, when anyone else would’ve left, she stayed to make sure all was taken care of. During our time working together, we discovered we grew up one block from each other. Her cousins lived on my street. We knew a lot of the same neighbors. It is a small world . . . and now a bit more sad. Linda was a gem! Deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

  2. Friend and former E&Y co-worker

    Written by: Carol Johns

    I met Linda in 1991 when I started working at Ernst & Young. She was a Receptionist and beautiful. As I got t know her I found her to be the most thoughtful, generous and sweetest person I’d ever met. Linda was a clotheshorse, loved fashion and would readily lend you that special cocktail dress, ski apparel, etc. A beautiful soul is gone but not forgotten.

  3. We are so heartbroken that your family is feeling the pain of losing a loved one. We were very fortunate to have had the chance to meet Linda and enjoy her beautiful personality. Our prayers to all of you.

  4. Friends Forever

    Written by: Mary Jo Tabor

    Linda Jo as Bill Fleming would call you . When I met you at Ernst and Young 1990 who knew we be the best of friends. Sitting at dual receptionist desk and working together as a team. I was Mary Jo and you Linda Jo. You were such a good friend to me. Always there when I needed a hand raising my daughter Crystal . You came to all her birthday parties and also to my granddaughter’s. I will miss you dearly your kindness and generosity. RIP until we meet again. ❤️♥️🙏🏼

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