Mrs. Elsa Linda Benbow, age 73, of Hendersonville, passed away March 28, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was born on June 12, 1945 to the late Joaquin and Elvira Vela. Linda is also preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Richard Vela.
Linda is survived by her husband of 54 years, John F. Benbow; children, Michelle (Evert) Mobbs, John D. Benbow, Bruce (Debbie) Benbow, and Sheri (Jason) Beres; grandchildren, Bo (Kelsey), Brandon, Nathan, Jacob, and Siena; one great grandchild, Lennon and another on the way; and one sister, Vilma Morkus.
Linda loved her family with all her heart and soul. She gave all she had to the ones she loved. She was adored by her husband who made sure she had everything a woman needed in a partnership, but most importantly the love of her life. She had 4 children that are truly blessed to call her their mother. She was especially fond of her grandchildren; her greatest gift was having the title, Granny. She was one of the most creative people you would ever meet. Her creative talent ran the gamut from cooking, quilting and sewing to ceramics and making porcelain dolls. She was the love of her family’s life; no greater woman exist in their eyes.
She was truly an amazing wife, mother, granny, and friend who will be truly missed.
A life celebration will be held at 11am, Tuesday, April 2nd at Hendersonville Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 4-8pm on Monday and again one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.