Marty Lindley 1948-2016

Marty Lindley 1948-2016

November 22, 1948 — February 21, 2016

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path. — Proverbs 3:5-6

martylindleyMarty would like to let you know that her work here is done. Her new “life’s work” takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dining, dancing, gardening, and watching over all of us to ensure we are all surrounded by music, laughter and love. She left detailed instructions for her husband Jeff and their daughter Jessica to celebrate her mission on this earth, which has now been completed, and will be thoroughly celebrated with a “Marty Party” in April. Marty did an awesome job and we will remember her smile, her hugs, her “force of God” energy, and her love for life, family and friends, and also her beagles.  She worked very hard all her life and her aggressive, pro-active combat with cancer ended with a deep, calming sigh and stillness. She now goes to her eternal home with our Lord, physically complete and free of pain.  She died as graceful as she lived. She made a profound difference in the lives of many. Marty left this list of To-Do’s for all of us.

“I have walked with Jesus through my yesterdays and today. Now I will walk with Him in my eternal tomorrows.”

  • Life is too brief…
  • Wear your diamond earrings to the grocery store.
  • Wear the colors you are comfortable wearing… even if it is only three or four.
  • Enjoy the best wine from your favorite wine glass and never save champagne.
  • Drink beer from a wine glass.
  • Eat bread when you want to.
  • Eat only what feels good in your mouth and tastes good to you.
  • Always drink the best coffee from your favorite coffee cups.
  • Have short breakfast meetings; two-hour-talking lunches; and long, elegant dinners with friends.
  • Turn on the little joy lamps in the morning and turn them off at night, but always leave one little joy on.
  • Never look for, or expect appreciation, encouragement, justice or forgiveness.
  • Just do, with personal excellence, all that God gives you the opportunity to do.
  • Let Him set-up your journey, then follow His direction
  • Always give appreciation, encouragement, justice and forgiveness.
  • Always hug dogs and most people.

Marty sincerely wishes to be in the hearts with all of you- Please help up perpetuate her memory with donations to The Marty Lindley Foundation, benefiting the New Braunfels Volunteers In Medicine Clinic, the Adult Sarcoma Research Center at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the New Braunfels Kids Club. The foundation may also seek to inform sarcoma patients of the importance of receiving medical treatment at a cancer center specializing in sarcoma cancer and early detection. Additionally, the foundation may contribute to other non-profit organizations with a focus on health and wellness and the betterment of life for women and children.

To honor God, the Marty Lindley Foundation encourages the support of the New Braunfels area medical community, the research to develop a cure for leiomyosarcoma cancer, and the women and children of Comal County.

Tax deductible gifts can be made here through the website or mail to PO Box 310645, New Braunfels, TX  78130.  The MLF is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.