Karen V.  Buck
JEFFERSON - Karen Virginia Buck, 74, of Kingston, passed away on Feb. 11, 2020, in the home of her daughter and daughter-in-law, Wendy Crandall and Jennifer Evans, also of Kingston.
Friends and family are invited to a viewing and visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at MacArthur Funeral Home, 15 Buntline Drive in Stamford.
The funeral service will be held at United Methodist Church in Jefferson, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, with Pastor Allen and Pastor Paul Moller officiating.
Burial will commence in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery in Jefferson.
A future celebration of life will also occur in Kingston, with the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Sons of Norway.
Karen was born in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, to Captain Alf Bergstrom and Alice V. Bergstrom on Oct. 23, 1945.
After moving to Jefferson in 1956, Karen attended Jefferson Central School, having graduated in 1963.
She went on to Mary McClellan School of Nursing in Chatham, earning her License of Practical Nursing in 1965.
She worked as a nurse in various regional hospitals and care facilities, including the former Stamford Hospital, Fox Hospital in Oneonta and Robinson Terrace Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Stamford.
Even in retirement, Karen spent much of her time as a caregiver to her friends and others in her community.
In 1980 Karen married her husband, Charles N. Buck Sr. of Jefferson.
She enjoyed singing in her church choir, participating in local elections, playing the piano and baking the best apple pie, cookies and apple sauce cake, in addition to the family favorite, potato salad.
In more recent years, she engaged with a group of Kingston area women who knitted blankets for those in need. Most of all,
Karen enjoyed any time on the Buck family farm or in the sap house. She loved to visit with her extended family as a friend, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
She was a lifelong member of Pomona Grange of Jefferson, spending many years as a delegate to the New York State Grange.
She was member of the United Methodist Church of Jefferson, as well as a member of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Sons of Norway.
Karen is survived by her siblings, Stanley Bergstrom (Liz Page) of Jefferson and Arlene Bergstrom-Dugan (Dink Dugan) of Kingston; children, Sandy Crandall (Mary Ellen Clark) of Grafton, Massachusetts, Wendy Crandall (Jennifer Evans) of Kingston and Dan Crandall of Jefferson.
She is predeceased by her husband, Charles N. Buck Sr.; and brother, Ronald Bergstrom.
Memorial donations may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice for providing so much care and comfort during a challenging time at www.hvhospice.org, or Hudson Valley Chapter of the Sons of Norway, P.O. Box 278, Kingston, NY 12402, where Karen met many new friends and created joyful memories.
The family extends its gratitude to all of those who took time to call and visit with Karen during these last few months. It meant the world to her and we thank you for your precious gift of time.
Share condolences with the Buck family online at www.macarthurfh.com.
Published on February 12, 2020


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Anna and Norman Ritchey
Feb 15, 2020
So sorry to read the passing of a Grange member. Enjoyed time spent at Grange meetings and State Grange Session visiting with someone special to us.
Anna and Norm Ritchey
Jasper & Micki Hall
Feb 13, 2020
Karen was a great friend! We have many fond memories. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Feb 12, 2020
So many great memories of our young parenting years flood my mind. She was a great encouragement to everyone. Always willing to lend a helping hand, especially with health care. Condolences to each of you in the time of grief.