Margee Nansue Bowden Linton, age 88, of Apopka, Florida passed away Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at Florida Hospital Orlando. A lifelong Florida native, she was born in Winter Garden, the daughter of the late Audrey (Carroll) and Charles W. Bowden.
Margee was a homemaker, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was married to Maurice “Sleepy” Simpson Linton, World War II 503rd PRCT Veteran, and was a devoted and loving wife for 61 years, until his death in 2007. She leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Nansue L. (Ron) Cowan of Athens, AL.; son, Maurice S. (Diane) Linton, II of Altamonte Springs; daughter, Catherine L. Gorman of Apopka; son, Michael Larue Linton of Apopka; son, Lenny Okrie (Lorraine) of Leonardtown, MD; sister Martha Connolly-Bridges of Ocoee; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; 7 niece’s and 5 nephew’s.
December 1945, while working at Dickson-Ives department store in Orlando, Margee was introduced to Maurice Linton by his mother. Maurice had just returned to Orlando after the war. Almost two months later, they became engaged at Lake Lily in Maitland and were married June 9, 1946 in Orlovista. Maurice rejoined the U.S. Army in 1948 and Margee moved to Fort Bragg N.C. to join him with their one year daughter. Two sons and one more daughter were born in North Carolina. They relocated to Fort Campbell, KY and Germany before returning to Fort Bragg where Maurice retired in 1963. They returned to Florida, settling in Altamonte Springs. They enjoyed retirement traveling the United States and Europe visiting their many friends and relatives. They both enjoyed fishing, especially Margee. January of 2010, she caught her first ever 10 pound wide mouth bass while visiting friends in St. Cloud, Florida.
Margee was very active with her husband in the 503rd Parachute RCT Association World War II, the Deep South Chapter, and the Florida Chapter of the 101st Airborne Division Association for over 30 years. She served as the 503rd Parachute RCT Secretary/Treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Orlando Old Timers Club.
A memorial service will be held at Tuscawilla United Methodist Church in Casselberry, FL, at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 21st, 2015. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell FL, at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.