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Linda S. Walden  

Linda S. Walden

August 31, 1953-June 10, 2016

Linda S. Walden, age 62, of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2016.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on August 31, 1953, Linda was a daughter of the late Raymond and Zeola (Webb) Shupe. She was a security guard with the Georgia Pacific Corporation in the Port of Wilmington and retired after 18 years of dedicated service.

Linda earned her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Del Tech. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and visiting her beach house in Millsboro. Linda enjoyed shopping, especially on Ebay. She will be missed by all that knew her, including her beloved dogs, Barney, Lucky, and Zoey.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her children, Dawn Marie Walden and Laurie Rae Walden; and brothers, Raymond David Shupe and Johnny Shupe.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Billy Ray Walden; sons, Frank Hess of Middletown, DE and William R. Walden (Jessica) of Middletown, DE; brother, Mark Shupe of New Castle, DE; sisters, Gloria Poe of Bear, DE and Connie Zebley of Airville, PA; and grandchildren, William R. Jr., Dawn Marie, Jacklynn Rae, and Abigail Elizabeth-Joy.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 17, 2016, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, 19720.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Jeanette Roper Bradley, June 13, 2016

    Sending our love and condolences to you Billy and family?So sorry to hear about Linda! Tommy and Jeanette Roper Bradley

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  2. Jessica Walden, June 13, 2016

    Linda I hope you can read this. You were the heart and soul of the family. You are truly going to be missed. We love you. The grandkids will miss you. It will be rough in the beginning but nothing that time can’t heal. I will make sure that you are never forgotten.

    Love,
    Jessica, William, Dawn, Jacklynn and Abigail Walden

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  3. Missy Derrickson, June 13, 2016

    Sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. We will always miss you, Linda!!

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  4. Jude Johnson Shupe, June 13, 2016

    Deepest condolences to the Walden family for the loss of such an amazing person. She will be missed but never forgotten.

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  5. Frank Hess, June 13, 2016

    We are all going to miss you I love you everything we been throw you always showed me love and wanted the best for me i know you be with me and I see you oneday again Love you Frank your son

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  6. Danielle Shupe, June 13, 2016

    You will be missed, I’ll always remember the talks we had for hours at a time…over n over. You were the best auntie in the world. I wish I had kept in contact in the last year. I love you dearly. To uncle Bill, Billy, & all I am so sorry for your loss, just keep your head up and make her proud, dont think for a second that she’s not watching over all of you. She’ll always be with you all. Please call if I can help in any way. Love you all. Danielle

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  7. William (Billy) Finley, June 14, 2016

    The sorrow for the loss of a dear friend for over 45 years is overwhelming …Linda was a very charismatic person with a zest for life who never met a person she didn’t take the time to talk to… I had not seen linda for several years but we always exchanged jokes via the internet… A wonderful mother and daughter, linda’s life changed dramatically with the death of her mother… inspiring her to create many memorial sites dedicated to “Mom Shupe”… I hope that someone pays it foward and does the same for her… I have the desire but lack the ability or resources ….
    Life is short…appreciate it… Happy trails Linda…love ya…Billy

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  8. Rhonda Stevens Bellak, June 14, 2016

    Dear Bill and family,

    Mom and I are so very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

    Rhonda and Jewell Stevens

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  9. Joan S. Bolton, June 14, 2016

    Our deepest sympathy to Bill and family for the loss of Linda. She was a good friend and I will always be grateful for her insightful talks over these years. You are in our prayers.

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  10. Wendy, June 14, 2016

    Linda, you had a rough life. You suffered a lot of losses. You always saw the humor in everything. If you are reading this, you know what I mean. Lol. I know your grandchildren were the light of your life. I’m sure your family was waiting for you. Give Dawn and Laurie a big hug from me. I will miss you honey.

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  11. Linda and Art Tressler, June 14, 2016

    Oh dear Wendy, our hearts go out to you and your family. Wrapping you in love and prayers.

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  12. Constance Shupe-Zebley, June 15, 2016

    One of my favorite poems. It’s how I feel.

    Broken Chain
    We little knew the day that
 God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you
 but you didn’t go alone,
for part of us went with you
 the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still our guide,
and though we cannot see you
 you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken
 and nothing seems the same,
 but as God calls us one by one
 the chain will link again.

    By Ron Tranmer
    Nov 27, 2011

    Love always, your Sister Connie

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  13. Deborah Baltrush Loar, June 15, 2016

    Dear Bill and family, So very sorry for your loss. May God greet her with open arms and keep her forever more.

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  14. Stan Walden, June 15, 2016

    Linda. You will always be jn my thoughts and forever in my heart. I love you your brother in law Stan

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  15. Gloria Shupe Poe, June 16, 2016

    Linda Your are in my thoughts I Miss you very much. It was Way to soon but I know you are in good company and keeping everyone in line Love you Gloria

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  16. Charlotte Cervelli Shupe, June 16, 2016

    Linda you were always there for me when I needed someone you will always be in my thoughts I will miss you a lot you were the best I love you Love Charlotte

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  17. Lisa minuti, June 17, 2016

    Queenie , I’m going to miss you so much ! Please give everyone a hug for me. I’m so thankful I had you in my life ! Until we meet again . Love Lisa

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  18. Lea Workman, September 19, 2016

    I am so sorry to hear of the family’s loss.
    R.I.P Linda Walden
    Ur def one to be remembered, nd with all the wakes I hosted in ur home, I’m sorry I couldn’t have hosted urs…….

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