1925 ∼ 2019
Renee Micheline Linkhorn (Dubois), passed away on July 31, 2019 in Plymouth, MA. She was the wife of the late Army Major William H. Linkhorn of 61 years.
Renee led a very interesting and full life. She immigrated to this country from her home in Belgium in 1946, to marry the GI she met there toward the end of World War II. Renee spent the first few years in the U.S. raising her children, Suzanne and Daniel. In the 1960’s, Renee taught French at the high school and eventually community college level. She earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut by taking night classes while still working full time. In 1973, Renee got her PHD in French literature from the University of Liege. Shortly thereafter, she joined the Foreign Language Department of Youngstown State University, where she taught for over 20 years until her retirement. In their spare time, Renee and Bill traveled the world and made some amusing travelogues of their adventures. Renee was an avid reader and a published author and poet in her own right. She was sought after for the difficult task of translating poetry from French into English, and vice versa.
Renee will be buried at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA, alongside her husband. A private memorial service is planned in the fall for family and friends.