Linda Jane Eskridge of Seaford, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford.
She was born on April 6, 1953 in Seaford, the daughter of Ruth Riddle Mitchell and the late Donald C. Mitchell. She was the daughter-in-law of the late Bobbie Smith Eskridge and the late George W. Eskridge Jr.
She attended Seaford schools, playing field hockey during her high school years, then went on to get her associate degree in business at Del Tech.
She married the love of her life, Gordon W. Eskridge on Feb.1, 1975. They moved to South Florida in 1980 where they raised their two daughters and followed in her parents’ footsteps and began square dancing. They returned to Seaford in 2013.
She happily retired early and enjoyed touring the U.S. in her RV and traveling worldwide with her husband, spending time with family and friends, spoiling her four grandsons and pampering her three dogs.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon Eskridge; her children, Sloan McAfee (Brian) and Laura Johnson (Keith); mother, Ruth Mitchell; four grandsons; sister, Patricia Mitchell; brother, Boyd Mitchell; cousin and sister at heart, Pam Isaacs; step-mother-in-law, Gladys Dalious; sister-in-law, Connie Ruf (Bill); and brothers-in-law, Micki Eskridge (Mary), and George Eskridge (Debbie).
A private service was held.