Linda Rippe Buck. Photo courtesy of the family.

Linda J. Malkowski Rippe Buck, 71, of Bayboro and Ocracoke, died March 31 at her home in Bayboro.

She was the wife of Allen Ray Buck.

Born May 8, 1951, in Cook County, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Olga Violet (Munday) and Eugene Peter Malkowski.

Growing up in the Chicago area, Linda learned a lot about music and its composition and was always an avid listener.

She was a former owner of the Ocracoke Observer from 2000 to 2014.

She enjoyed time spent fishing with her husband, Ray.

She was a member of the Bay Creek Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by stepchildren, Allen R. Buck, Jr. (Brandi), Benjamin Joel Buck (Michelle), and Alison Buck Gaskill (Noah); and seven grandchildren.

Services at both Bay Creek Christian Church and Ocracoke will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements by Daniels-Sadler Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance, Pamlico County.

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