Linda L. Buckbee

04 Sep 2019 | 10:45

Linda L. (Miedema) Buckbee of Warwick went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at St. Anthony Community Hospital after a six month battle with liver cancer. She was 60 years old.

Born on Oct. 29, 1958, in Middletown, she was the daughter of Janet Oosting and Thomas Miedema.

She grew up on the family farm in Mt. Hope. She graduated from Minisink Valley High School, Class of 1976, Orange County Community College, Class of 1978, and Dordt College, Class of 1980.

After graduating college, she was employed at KW Control Systems in Middletown from 1980-83.

Linda was the Orange County Dairy Princess 1982-83.

She married Wisner H. Buckbee Jr. on Oct. 14, 1983, and worked at the Wisner Farms Dairy in Warwick as a milker and all around farm help.

Linda was a member of Goshen Christian Reformed Church where she was formerly a Sunday School teacher and Calvinettes (GEMS) leader and actively a member of the Care Committee, Women’s Sewing Circle, Handbell Choir and Good News Bible Study Group.

She was a wonderful loving wife to her husband Wisner Jr. and they recently celebrated 35 years together and a loving mother of four daughters: Gwynneth, Brigitte, Charity and Hannah, and Grammy of Mason and Caleb.

She is also survived by her mother Janet Miedema of Mt. Hope; brothers Jim Miedema and his wife Barb of Greenville, Mike Miedema of South Centerville, Thomas (Bud) Miedema and his wife Marie of Mt. Hope and Joe Miedema and his wife Ceann of Greenville; sister Janet (Penny) Antona and her husband Tom of Ridgebury. She is also survived by nieces and nephews: Jimmy, Jackie, Paul, Sue, Kevin, Jenny, Bob, Jay, Dawn, Shanna, Mike, Meagan, Evan, Sara, Darren, Cerissa, Brendan, Faith, Hope, Will, Becky, Mandy, Katey, Corinne, Tyler, Seth, Kim, Justin, Krista, Blane, Shane, Samantha, Alex and Skip.

Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Goshen Christian Reformed Church, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be sent to Goshen Christian Reformed Church, 2440 Route 17A, Goshen, NY 10924, or a Christian charity of your choice.

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home. To send an online condolence, visit