December 11, 1941 – February 9, 2021
Linda Smith-Buck, age 79, of Jupiter, Florida passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at home surrounded by her loved ones. Linda was born December 11, 1941 in North Miami Beach, FL. Linda was married to David Buck, of Glastonbury, CT, they resided in Glastonbury where they raised their children. Linda later relocated in Jupiter Florida, where she lived for the last 35 years.
Linda leaves behind her loving family, her sons, Keith & Kim Williamson of Bryan, TX, Dan & Peaches Buck, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, her daughters, Heidi & Scott Barr, of Jensen Beach, FL, Kari Starling, of Jupiter, FL, Holly Luhtala of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and her step-daughter, Alyssa Buck of Maine. Besides her children, she leaves behind her 9 grandchildren she adored, Kendall, Tristan, Kirby, Kelly, Kylie, MacKenzie, Janie, Morgan & Eva.
This extraordinary lady was most known for her loving, kind heart and being a mother to all..... She had a smile and laugh to brighten everyone's day and will be so greatly & forever missed.
A special thank you to Don & Eddie Jo Williamson of College Station, TX for the loving care & upbringing of her eldest son, Keith Williamson.
Special thanks goes out to Dr. Avram Smukler of Florida Cancer Specialist for his relentless approach to mom's rare blood disease which give us an additional 5 years to enjoy her company.
Special thanks to Trust Bridge Hospice for their loving and gracious care of mom in her final days.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.howard-quattlebaum.com for the Smith-Buck family.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
February 23, 2021
Linda and I were best friends in high school, good ole North Miami High, and we had so much fun together. We were friends after we graduated, Linda giving me so much support after my mother died when my oldest child was only five weeks old. She and David came and visited us every year for a while after they were married. Life goes on, though, and living so far apart, she in Connecticut and I in Florida. I'll always love and miss my dear friend, Linda.
February 22, 2021
I love you and miss you. I don't even know what to say. You would had been the person I would had called to ask what I should say when I didn't know or when I didn't know what to do. It's been hard not being able to do that anymore or just to call you and tell you something. I used to call you all the time. Looking back you were the best mother I could have asked for. You helped raise me when you didn't have too. It was not your responsibility but you did it anyways and I thank you for the wonderful memories I have because you choice too. As I write this in tears thinking about everything I can't help going back to the earliest memories at your house. I remember standing next to the glass table and it was hot out and you were sitting there. I was really little. If I remember right the chairs didn't even have legs but a metal frame. You had the black cat amackanese (whatever it was called). You had the round glass tables that swiveled in the living room with the gold frame. You even had a big long couch then that went on both sides of the room and I remember a picture set on the floor in the back at one time that had a bunch of little pictures. Karis room was up stairs and she had pink flamingo that danced and it wore sunglasses. I loved it. There was fold out chairs (like at the pool) on the patio that Kari used. I could go on and on. Lol my best memories we're of these days and as I got older. The best memories growing up we're either at Dad's or at Lindas. The best holidays were at Lindas. Thanksgiving was big and Christmas was the best. The ornament that morning I got (before Christmas) i thought it was a collie but it was supposed to be a mini sheltie like Baily. Oh Bailey. What I wouldn't do to go back to those days. Linda always cooked dinner most nights anyways. Chicken and dumplins. Chilie with white rice and apple sauce and sweet tea. I called you and asked you had to make sweet potato casserole. I make it almost every year. That cake you made,
Monty and Diane Null
February 22, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Buck family. We've known your sweet Mom for many years, and her sweet disposition and welcoming ways will never be forgotten. She was blessed with loving, caring children. We know that you will all miss her, but she will always be with each and everyone of you. She has a place in all of your hearts. Cherish all of the wonderful memories. Sending love and hugs.