Linda Barbee

Obituary of Linda Theresa Barbee

Linda T. Barbee

On Wednesday February 7th,2024 Linda T. Barbee crossed the bridge to eternity, surrounded by a loving, Husband, Son and Caretakers at her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Linda was born on September 6th, 1947, to Marie Anne Gray and Lt. Col. William Howard Gray, in the then small town of San Bernadino, California.  Linda was the youngest of 2 siblings.  Her older Sister Anne Nash was often chased by Linda, who was usually equipped with neat looking bugs, frogs, and or muddy hands.  The family moved wherever the Military needed her father.  This led to the unique experiences that Army Brats know very well.  As a child she lived in California, Texas, Montana, Colorado, Japan, Washington State, Virginia, Germany, New Hampshire, and returned to California when her father retired.  As a young woman in California, she met Seargent Clarence Albert Hassler, and was married in 1967.  Seeking an education in computer science the couple moved to Albuquerque New Mexico.  In 1971 She gave birth to her only son Allen C. Hassler.

In 1983 Linda started as a clerk typist at the Department of Energy.  She was soon recognized for her organizational skills and was promoted.  She was then working in the Accident Response Group.  During her career she would work with several safety and nuclear nonproliferation efforts within the Department of Energy and was present for the Cassini Space Probe mission launch.  She also furthered efforts to assist in the dismantling of the Russian nuclear arsenal, after the Soviet Union collapsed.  Linda separated, then divorced from Clarence but remained close friends with him until his passing in 2018.  In 2002, Linda met Deputy Sheriff Havey G. “Butch” Barbee.  They married in 2003 and Linda moved to Burleson Texas where she transferred to Lockheed Martin, working for the Department of Defense.  She worked on several projects there, most notable were the few remaining missions of the Space Shuttle and the construction of the International Space Station.

Linda is survived by her husband Harvey G. “Butch” Barbee, her son, Dr. Allen C. Hassler, stepdaughters, Carmen, Carol and Teresa Barbee and many friends and colleagues.

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