Linda J. Cook

Linda J. Cook, 69, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Gloversville, NY on April 6, 1948, she was the daughter of Clark and Joan Briggs. She was a graduate of Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School and Spencer Business Institute.

Linda was a clerk at Northeast Adjusters, Inc. in Burnt Hills. She loved the arts, dancing and teaching ceramics. Taking care of her home and tending to her flower gardens was her passion.

She was predeceased by her parents, Clark and Joan Briggs, stepson Kenneth White and brother Marc Briggs. Linda is survived by her son Michael White (Greta), stepson Garrett White, granddaughters Michelle and Abigail, great grandson Michael; brother Clark Briggs (Marsha), sister Sally Genier (Mark) and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 4 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm. Burial will be in Powell Wiswall Cemetery in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Linda to the Round Lake Fire Department or American Cancer Society.

Guest Book

Doug & Dawn Whitbourn

Linda, You were a Wife, A Sister, A friend.
You were a Gardner, You were that strong Woman, A fighter till the end.
You were Fun, the life of the party.
A grandma, a loved one cherished by many.
A Mom to all (even the strays)!
A Heart of Gold full of Compassion!
You expressed love and encouragement, advice and guidance to those whom you loved.
Linda, You were/are many things to many ppl.
You brought Joy and Love and always came adorned with a warm Smile.
But if you crossed her that smile quickly became a frown.
The frown was rare.
if disappointed she was, you had better run!
Ask her children her family, even her friends.
I'm sure there's a story each one of them could share.
Her Hospitality would never end! Always disappointed she was when you had to go.
She Lived, She Loved, She Laughed!
Her life, Her love and her laugh will always be missed.
Whenever you need to hear her laugh or need to see her one more time...
Just look deep into your heart and find her there.
We love and will miss you always!

Marilyn (Frear) Hollenbeck

I wish to send my condolences to Linda's family. We were friends in high school, and later I married a Hollenbeck and found Linda again at a family gathering, she is related to my husband's family, it pretty much surprised us both. We lost touch again, and I am so sorry I didn't make a point of getting back in touch with her. May her family know she was a lot of fun, and I will miss her too. If the weather wasn't so bad today I would have made it to the wake.

Abby White

Grandma,I know you watch over me and I always know you will. When you were in the hospital it pained me so much and I couldn't break down in front of you. Your a great Grandmother and a great mom for dad. You are amazing and I love you so much,You're amazing and awesome and finding out about your past was really cool. If I could see that I would smile for years I miss you and I love you so much. It was hard for me to hold back tears after finding you had lung cancer and a tumor I couldn't bare to see you in your state I love you so much and I know you smile down on me every day. I love you to the moon and back always grandma! <3

Noreen Oneil

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort

Greta White

Thank you for everything! You were always good to me and always treated me like the daughter you never had, I love you and will forever be grateful.
Abby is gonna take great care of Tiger for you she already said so. You were the best, thanks again for letting me into your life the past 22 years, and for opening your home to Mike, Abby and myself the last three years. I love you so much Linda,
Hopefully your flying high with the ANGELS IN HEAVEN!


Paige Kwasniak

I was very saddened to hear the news of Linda's passing. We have been friends for close to 60 years. As young kids, I enjoyed spending time with Linda and her family on River Road and then many summer weeks after they moved to Wheeler Drive in Ballston Lake. The door was always open at the Briggs home and everyone was treated as family. Although we have not communicated as much in recent years, memories of our friendship warm my heart. Much love and deepest condolences to Clark, Sally Ann, Michael, Garrett and all your families
Rest in peace, dear friend. I will love you always.

Kathryn Sweet (

So sad to see you leave us so early in your life. You will be greatly missed by many.

Maryann Young

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May she be in peace watching over you all. God bless her. Your in my thoughts and prayers be with you. ❤❤

Michelle White

I love you grandma. Sleep easy