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Linda Downs

October 14, 1947 — October 25, 2021

Linda Jean Downs, 74, wife of Stephen J. Downs III and a resident of Cape Charles, VA, passed away Monday, October 25, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A native of Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Rowland E. Darling and the late Ruth P. Sanford Darling. She was a retired chief for the National Background Investigation Center.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by two children, David J. Downs and his wife, Tammy, of Florence, KY, and Jenny D. Baum and her husband, Mark, of Burlington, KY; a sister, Ellen Sabino of Amissville, VA; five grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Daniel Downs.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Maryland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverside Shore Hospice, Post Office Box 615, Onley, Virginia 23418.

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Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.

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