Lillian Linebarger (’57), 84, of Denton, who worked at UNT from 1972 to 2000, died Feb. 21. She had served on the occupational and vocational education faculty and as a program administrator and project director for grant writing. She earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics from North Texas, then received her master’s and doctoral degrees from Texas Woman’s University. She taught in Georgia, Fort Worth and other Texas cities, and her skills as a grant writer helped earn millions of dollars for UNT and other universities. She also was involved with Women in New Roles, an academic excellence literacy program for families learning English, and assisted many female doctoral students in developing academic skills for the American higher education system. Survivors include her husband, Professor Emeritus of English James Linebarger.