OBITUARY

Linda Jean Eggleston, RN

May 28, 1951November 17, 2021
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Linda Jean McCormick Eggleston, RN Formerly from North Platte, Nebraska Born 5/28/1951 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to parents Betty (Foster) and Keith McCormick, stepfather Wallace McKay

Married Ron Eggleston (Phoenix) in 1979, St. Joseph, MO

Children, stepdaughter Lora Ann (Jim) (Phoenix), stepson Matthew (Julie Ann) (Scottsdale), step grandsons, Jess (Phoenix), Ray (Phoenix), Camille (Scottsdale), Pierce (Scottsdale), Gerard (Scottsdale), sister Kathy (Tom) Gunderson (Phoenix), Keith (Ronna) McCormick (Casper, Wyoming), Michael (Shari) McCormick (Coppell, Texas), stepbrother Ron (Mary) McKay (North Platte, NE), and nieces and nephews who she loved very much as her own children along with numerous other family members.

North Platte High School, 1969 Kearney State College, 1975 Mid Plains Licensed Practical Nurse Program (LPN), 1978 Methodist Medical Center School of Nursing (RN), 1985

Licensed Practical Nurse, Methodist Medical Center 1978-1985 St. Joseph, Mo Registered Nurse, Methodist Medical Center 1985-1987 Registered Nurse, John C. Lincoln Hospital, 1987-2016 Phoenix, AZ

Mayflower Descendent of William Brewster, member Mayflower Society Daughters of the American Revolution member

Linda loved traveling with her husband, Ron, extensively to Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland, and US. She studied history, visiting many historical sites and locations, and read many historical books. She investigated the genealogy of her family and visited many locations where past generations of her father and mother lived, including Ireland. She loved cooking and using a variety of recipes and techniques. She also loved to garden and use the food she produced.

She was a much loved and respected RN by the nurses, therapists, doctors, and all those she worked with. Most of all, she loved her family, sister, brothers, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and many extended family members.

Please make donations in Linda’s name to Honor Health Foundation, John C. Lincoln campus, Phoenix, AZ at www.legacyfoundation.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Memories

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Debi ONeal

November 25, 2021

Ron and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss with Linda. May your lasting memories of such a beautiful life and amazing soul continue to carry you through your days ahead. You will be in my many loving thoughts and prayers.
Love your cousin Debi ONeal

richard magoon

November 24, 2021

Ron,

it's been many years but so many memories... I'd like to express my sincere condolences ....

thinking of you,

Richard

Kylie McCormick

November 24, 2021

The last time that I spoke to my Aunt Linda, she was making plans for all of us to get together at her friend’s lake house. She was also planning a family reunion with Uncle Melvin. I remember her sharing her elaborate and fun game plans for when she and Uncle Ron would host the family day with all the Phoenix crew. She traveled all over the world with my Uncle Ron and they had more trips in store. She was an adventurous woman, who loved to explore her roots and spend time with the people she loved.

She was a fun woman. I will never forget singing along to “Stop, in the name of love” playing on a jukebox in an old dive bar with her when she and Uncle Ron visited me in London. Even though I walked them ragged, we had a lot of fun exploring the city together—taking in the beauty of the flower gardens, laughing about foreign bathrooms and the number of towers at the Tower of London, and enjoying our classic British lunches. I always wanted to travel with my Aunt Linda and Uncle Ron again after that visit. Explore Civil War battlefields and chat history together or let her show me her favorite spots in Ireland.

In that last conversation, even with all the medicine and pain, she still managed to make me laugh. My Aunt Linda could make you laugh until you cried and she had a wit so sharp it could cut right through you. She could dish it out and she could take it too—she had to deal with her fair share of plastic spiders and most recently an inflatable garden snake, but she made that kind of teasing fun and harmless. She could just laugh it off and tease you right back. She let me be ornery and she taught me how to have thick skin to know when to laugh along and when to stand up for myself. Linda always spoke her mind and she let you do the same. She could tease, but she also wouldn’t hesitate to show up for you when you really needed her. She put effort into building her relationships. She was glue in all of our lives, sticking us all closer together. (1/2)

Kylie McCormick

November 23, 2021

She planted flowers and tomatoes at the Lake House. She has been mailing me lemons from the tree in her yard every year. She was thoughtful. We would joke about her being a gruff nurse, but every so often in a gentle voice when she was worried about me or one of my cousins, she’d call us “baby”. Her patients were lucky to have someone who cared deeply, could laugh off the worst and would tell it to you straight. We were all lucky to have that in our lives with Linda. Her colleagues at the hospital clearly loved and respected her. I feel unmoored, knowing that this woman who has shaped so much of who I am is no longer a phone call away.

How do you encapsulate a life that feels like there was so much more left to it? She had plans, there was more fun ahead of her. I thought I would have more time with her.

There is one memory in particular that has been giving me comfort. Once she drove Kelsey and me to a family reunion in Valentine. It was a memorable, fun drive. One of our many conversations was about the existence of ghosts and spirits. We all three agreed they existed and we ended up making a pact that whoever died would haunt the other two so we could prove it. Well, Aunt Linda, you are welcome any time. Let’s go on another adventure together. I love you and I miss you. (2/2)

Bonny Branting

November 21, 2021

To Linda's family and friends, so sorry to hear about Linda. She will be missed.

Lynda and Sam Perry

November 21, 2021

Linda’s mother and stepfather lived next to us for years on a beautiful lake in Nebraska. We always looked forward to Linda and Ron’s visits. We will greatly miss her.

Lorna Reiman

November 19, 2021

Linda had a huge heart full of love and care for people. She was always ready to help make life easier for those in need. Linda was as beautiful inside as she was in appearance.

Sharon Eggleston

November 19, 2021

I worked with Linda many years ago in St.Joseph, Mo. What a kind and caring loving woman. I will always remember Linda in my heart.❤️ Sharon J Eggleston

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