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Stories for April 22, 1998

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Linda Lee Spurlock

Linda Spurlock, a university employee for more than 20 years, died of cancer Feb. 23. She was 48.

Spurlock worked most recently at the Institute of Human Development, where she served as payroll/personnel manager since September 1991.

“Linda had an unwavering integrity and a strong commitment to the University,” says April Kutger, the institute’s executive officer. “She was greatly loved and respected in the department and on the campus.” Kutger remembers her “great sense of humor and great heart. She was way more than a co-worker.”

Spurlock bred champion Dandie Dinmont Terriers, a rare terrier from Scotland, the most famous of which is “Joe” (official name Ch Pennywise King’s Mountain MVP) who retired as “Best of Breed” in 1995.

Spurlock is survived by her husband, Max Spurlock; her daughter, Erin Raymond; grandchildren Sasha and Alexandria; her mother, Dolores Berg-David; and a sister, Paula Ferreira, who works for the university in the Office of the President.

The campus flag was flown at half-staff in Spurlock’s honor Feb. 27. A memorial was held at the Faculty Club the following day.

Donations in Spurlock’s memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society or “Take the Lead Foundation.”

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