Barbera "Babs" Buffington

June 7, 1941March 14, 2020

Barbera “BABS” Buffington passed away March 14, 2020.

Babs was born in Richmond, VA on June 7th, 1941 to Walter and Winnie Baskerville. She moved with her family to Belleair, FL in 1954.

Babs graduated from Clearwater High School, class of ‘59. She attended U of F for one fun-filled semester and received her associate degree from St Pete Junior College in 1961.

Babs kept in touch with her high school friends and worked on many of the class reunion committees. Including the 60th last year. She was a top sales person in the gift business for 15 years and finished out her working career as a successful Realtor in Pinellas County. She had a retirement clock for years and when the alarm went off, she quit working!

Babs enjoyed her retirement traveling the country with her husband in their forty foot motor home. The highlight of this was a trip to Alaska in 2017. She also owned two Paso Fino horses over those years and was active in the Paso Fino Horse Association. She was a great believer in President Trump and spent time and money to help re-elect him.

In 2014, Babs was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. This is a disease with no known cure. She volunteered for a two and a half year drug test program to help find a cure for the disease. This was her way to (Pass It Forward), which she strongly believed in.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Gary, her daughter, Krista Kosier, and son, Tait Lundquist. She has four grandchildren and one great grandson. She is also survived by her brother, W. Graham Baskerville and his family.

Babs never met a stranger, she had a beautiful smile, a loving heart, and will be missed by all who knew her.


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Barbera "Babs" Buffington

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Dianne Birmingham

April 3, 2020

Babs was such a dear and amazing full of life and curiosity for the next adventure. She was always interested in everyone else....such a kind and generous soul. Babs always put others first. Her sense of humor was contagious....that glint in her bright blue eys often made her the life of the party. I have very fond memories of being with Babs and Gary on last Christmas Day with my family. She was in great spirits that day and that is how I will remember Babs...a beautiful person who will be greatly missed. I extend much love and peace to Gary and all the family. With my deepest sympathy...~ Dianne

Judith “Judy” Boyd

April 3, 2020

I didn’t know Babs well but she gave me something that always stayed with me.
She told me to make a “Wish” collage board. I’m not sure that’s what she called it, but I cut pictures from magazines of everything that pleased me, or I liked for whatever reason and paste it on a piece of cardboard or poster board. I kept it for years. It
reminded me of Babs. She was
very kind to me and everyone.
Thanks Babs. You will be sorely missed.