Nancy Arlene (Howe) Lineen

May 09, 2019

Nancy Arlene (Howe) Lineen went to be with the Lord and family on Tuesday, May 7, at 12:21 a.m.

She was born in Peoria, Ill., June 15, 1942.

She was surrounded by her husband, Paul Lineen; daughter, Kathy and granddaughter, Celeste, plus our dogs, Rocky and JJ.

She is in a better place with no pain or cancer.

Nancy had chosen cremation, so no services were held.

‘Remembering Nancy’ will be done at a later date and will be held at Faith Congregational Church, just north of Rusk on U.S. Highway 69, across from the UT Health clinic.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Pearl Howe and her brother, Steven.

I met Nancy in Washington state. We married and moved to Vermont, then to Pennsylvania, then to Ohio, then to Illinois and finally to Texas in June 2011.

Nancy got her nursing license in Vancouver, Wash., and worked at a developedly disable facility in Denton, where I met her. We moved to Fair Haven, Vt., where she worked for Dr. C.B. and OB/gyn. She then went to work for the Killington Ski Area.

We then moved to Pennsylvania, where she worked for Prudential Insurance Co., verifying second opinions. We then moved to Ohio, where we owned and operated a camp ground which was open all year – not fun! Then off the Texas. Don’t ask what took so long to get here.

Nancy was somewhat of a world traveler, having lived in Singapore and Okinawa.

Nancy was also a member of the Cherokee County Quilt Guild, as quilting was her passion.

In July 2016, Nancy was referred to MD Anderson in Houston, where she was diagnosed with ‘MDS’ myelodysplastic syndromes. After 12 months and several types of treatments, she was rediagnosed with ‘CMML’ chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. After 16 months with no improvement, she was again rediagnosed with ‘AML’ acute myeloid leukemia. After three months of various treatments, the leukemia overtook Nancy.

Nancy was the strongest, most courageous young woman I’ve ever known. She put up a powerful fight, but to no avail.