Linda Sue Hunter


Linda Sue Hunter, 72, of Ottine, passed away Sunday, April 8. The daughter of Ikie and Elizabeth Hindmann Wunsch, she was born on Nov. 8, 1945. Linda was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1964 at Smiley High School. She graduated from Texas Lutheran College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and received a Master of Arts in English from Southwest Texas State University. Linda was a teacher in the Gonzales Independent School District for many years and an English professor at Southwest Texas State University and Victoria College.

In addition to her love as a teacher, Linda cared passionately about her work with T.A.A.S.A. , the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center. During the past few years, Linda was Editor of the Civic Research Institutes national "Sexual Assault Report." She served as president of the TAASA board, board member of Gonzales Christian Assistance Ministries (GCAM), Gonzales Learning and Career Center, and was active with the Gonzales County Democratic Party. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Stephen Hunter of Ottine; daughter Janna Christian and husband Brent of Gonzales; son John Mark Zavadil and wife Dee of Gonzales; sister Lana Book of Kerrville; brother Tim Mitchell of Smiley; grandchildren: April Noahubi and husband David, Mitchell Christian, Wesley Zavadil and Kelly Christian; great-grandchildren: Haley Bairrington, Kylee Bairrington and Blake Noahubi. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Randall “Sport” Bairrington Jr.

A family graveside service will be held at a later date. The family asks that memorials in Linda’s memory be made to: Hays/Caldwell Women's Center, P.O. Box 234, San Marcos, TX 78666 or T.A.A.S.A. , 6200 La Calma Drive #110, Austin, TX 78752. Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, 906 St. Paul, Gonzales. Friends are invited to sign the guestbook at