Margaret M Eskridge
August 22, 1929 – January 27, 2019
Margaret “Peggy” Mitchell Eskridge
Born August 22, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland, Peggy is the daughter of Leon Mitchell and Louise Oldham. In 1951, Peggy was married to Robert (Bob) Eskridge. While Bob was in the Air Force, they lived all over the United States, including Texas, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Washington State. While Bob was practicing architecture, Peggy, who was a very skilled artist, began doing architectural renderings. She taught courses at Harvard on technique and worked in numerous architectural offices doing renderings for commercial and residential properties. Soon the couple moved abroad and lived in Finland, southern Europe, and Puerto Rico. Peggy always took the time to learn to cook and bake local dishes, and she studied the languages as well. She became fluent in Spanish and spoke a significant amount of Italian and Finnish. In Puerto Rico, Peggy did free-lance renderings and studied couture sewing and tailoring. She would always paint the local scenery and architecture. In 1968, they returned to the mainland, and built a house with a swimming pool in the Coconut Grove area of Miami, Florida. After working for several architects there, Bob established his own practice, and he and Peggy remained in Miami until Bob’s retirement in 1999. Peggy continued to paint pictures and did volunteer work, as well as guiding visitors at nearby Vizcaya Museum, which is a National Historic Landmark. After retiring, Peggy and Bob bought a small, quite home in Boca Raton, Florida where Peggy found subjects for her watercolor paintings, and they enjoyed their community swimming pool every day. Peggy passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2019.
- Committal Service Thursday, January 31, 2019