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Sadness at death of daughter in the USA

PUBLISHED: 00:30 30 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:01 03 March 2010

FAMILY tributes have been paid to an Ipswich mother who died in a car accident after moving to America to start a new life.

Lynn Buckland, who was born and brought up in Hampshire but who later lived in Ipswich, became besotted by America when she first travelled across the Atlantic at the age of 18.

FAMILY tributes have been paid to an Ipswich mother who died in a car accident after moving to America to start a new life.

Lynn Buckland, who was born and brought up in Hampshire but who later lived in Ipswich, became besotted by America when she first travelled across the Atlantic at the age of 18.

The 39-year-old fell in love while she was there with Daryl Cooper, whom she married in the U.S.A.

The couple moved to Suffolk a few years later when Mr Cooper was based at RAF Mildenhall. They lived in Ipswich and had two children Shardai, 15, and Daryl Jr, 12.

Ms Buckland divorced her husband four years ago and took the decision to move to America two years later.

Her mother Nancy, who lives in Surrey, said: "She just loved America and lived in North Carolina before moving to Florida four weeks before the accident happened.

"She really like to travel and wanted to see everything in North Carolina before driving down to Florida. It is easier to travel around from there and she was driving to Miami Beach when she was killed."

Ms Buckland had been training to become a social worker at Suffolk College before she left for America and had worked with young offenders in the county.

She was studying part-time in Florida to gain the extra qualifications needed to be a social worker in America at the time of her death.

Mrs Buckland described her daughter as a popular woman, who was planning to visit England later this year with some of her American friends.

"She used to come back about once a year and was going to come back in June and bring over four of her friends. She was very well-liked with lots of friends here and in America," she added.

Ms Buckland leaves her mother, her father Brian, her two children and two brothers Wayne and Darron.


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