Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Linda Lee Merriman Shipman

Linda Lee Merriman Shipman passed away on September 6, 2012 in Liberty, TX.  Linda was born on August 5, 1947 in Freeport, Tx, daughter of Benjamin Merriman and Sammy Huston Clayborn. She attended Rockdale High School where she graduated in 1965. Linda was retired from the Health Care business where she worked for over forty years as a physical therapist. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Dayton and a member of the VFW Lady’s Auxiliary.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband; Stewart Shipman, daughters; Jolene Kokemoor and husband Corby of Austin, Jolynn Carrol and husband Terry of Colorado Springs, sons; Brandon Shipman of Mont Belvieu, Brady Shipman of Huffman, grandson; Sheridan Kokemoor, granddaughters; Georgia Kokemoor and Carolina Kokemoor.!/Obituary
Sammy J. Claiborn
(October 10, 1928 - February 27, 2011)

Sammy J. Claiborn was born October 10, 1928 in Galveston, Texas to Samuel and Thelma (Malrey) Houston.

She and Bobby Fred Claiborn were married in Freeport in 1951. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

They have lived in Rockdale different times since 1957. Sammy was a tax appraiser for the City of Rockdale, retiring in 1995.

Sammy passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011 in the Richards Memorial Hospital, reaching the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Mike Houston.

Surviving; Her husband Bob Claiborn of Rockdale. Son Robert Claiborn. Daughter, Linda Cokemore of Liberty and a grandchild.

Private services were held.

Phillips & Luckey -

Linda Lee Merriman
September 6, 2012