February 24, 1998 - July 12, 2020
Born in Salinas, California
Resided in Salinas, California
The eldest of two children, Quincey was born and raised in Salinas where she attended local schools and participated in numerous extracurricular activities, including Girl Scouts of America, a variety of team sports, and literature club.
Quincey, being of an artistic nature, spent many hours creating and crafting as well as advancing her baking skills under the loving guidance of her mother and grandmother.
Quincey took great pride in being a member of the Salinas High School Mountain Bike Team. Through this participation her confidence blossomed to awaken her acknowledgement of her value as a friend and to experience the satisfaction that comes with efforts put towards personal achievement. This opportunity compelled Quincey to volunteer as a mentor with Little Bellas, the organization that originally introduced her to cycling and whose mission is to help young women reach their full potential, accent the importance of goals, and incorporate a healthy lifestyle while encouraging a positive female bond.
An avid horseback rider, she cherished the time spent with her grandmother in their shared passion of improving riding skills, the daily care of animals, and participation in local and regional events. The California Rodeo was an annual must-attend event that Quincey very much looked forward to.
Resonating with her adventurous spirit, along with the encouragement of her father, off-road motorcycle riding quickly became a passion she enjoyed immensely as it provided her with both a thrilling - and sometimes intimidating - experience.
Quincey’s affinity for gaming introduced her to an extensive online community of friends which broadened her reach to a network of like-minded individuals while establishing a deeper understanding of differing cultures and perspectives. This enthusiasm was equally shared by her brother Collin as they found commonality in the art of the interactive challenge.
Blessed with a kind and sweet spirit, Quincey derived great pleasure from seeing others’ achievements and happiness and often went out of her way to ensure those she knew were well aware of how much she valued their friendships and relationships. Doing her best to be a good friend was very important to her and provided Quincey with a source of great pride.
In the fall of 2019, Quincey relocated to San Jose and ventured out on her own and into the working world where she continued to build her confidence and quickly became a friend to all who met her.
Due to the challenges of the recent global confinement, in March she returned to her Salinas residence to be closer to her loved ones.
In her brief time on this earth, Quincey’s gentle and compassionate soul touched many. She lit up a room with her smile and contagious laughter. She was a tenderhearted and delightful daughter, sister, cousin, niece, and granddaughter. She will always be deeply loved, treasured, and remembered by her entire family.
Her passing leaves a void that will never be filled.
We will miss her beyond measure.
Quincey is survived by her father Adam Linder, her mother Brenna Van Bebber Linder, her brother Collin Linder, her grandmother, Barbara Van Bebber, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Quincey is predeceased by her grandfather Ronnie Van Bebber.
Due to the current restrictions, a private service, which will be limited to family members, is being planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Little Bellas Quincey Linder Memorial Fund are appreciated. https://littlebellas.givingfuel.com/quincey
Salinas, CA US 93901