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Marjorie Florence (Bowman) Buxton
Marjorie Buxton, 96, died on September 14, 2019 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho. A Graveside Service for both Dale (with Military Honors) & Marge will be held at the Eagle Valley Cemetery when the weather is warm in 2020. (time and date to be announced)
Marjorie was born on December 8, 1922 to Jack and Agnes (Woodcock) Bowman on Sturgill Creek on the Idaho side of Snake River, near Robinette Oregon. She had one older brother, Mervin, and one older sister, Nadine. They had many good times riding their horses in the hills around their home. Crossing the river to the Oregon side was accomplished from a ferry boat or row boat. When winter came and Snake River was covered with ice the only way to cross was riding in a cage that was hung from a cable across the river.
Marjorie started school at five years old, riding horseback behind her brother to Robinette Grade School which was six miles from their home. In the winter, their mother (Agnes) stayed in Robinette during the week so they didn't have to travel. In later years she stayed with her aunt and uncle, Carl and Eva Miller, while attending grade school and later high school in Richland Oregon. She graduated high school in 1940 and later attended Superior Beauty School in Nampa, Idaho. After graduation, she worked several years at Saratoga Beauty Shop in Caldwell, Idaho and then later at her own shop in Vale, Oregon.
While attending a dance in New Bridge, Oregon, she ran into her high school sweetheart, Dale Buxton, who she hadn't seen in nine years, and the romance started all over again. They were engaged Christmas 1948 and married in Winnemucca, Nevada, on her birthday, December 8, 1949. They moved into their home (which Dale helped build) on a farm in Richland.
On December 20, 1950, a baby boy named Glen Dale, and on April 30, 1953, a baby girl named Judie Bernice, were born. Many wonderful years were spent in Eagle Valley. She was a Cub Scout den mother for several years while Glen was involved in the scouting program.
In 1968 they moved into Baker, Oregon so the children could attend Baker High School, and Dale pursued his trucking business.
When the children left home, she worked at Dan's Jewelry in Baker, which she dearly loved. She worked there, off and on for the next 20 years and when Dan decided to retire, she helped close the store. The customers called her the "diamond lady" because she loved to sell diamonds and all kinds of jewelry. She and Dale celebrated their 68th anniversary on December 8, 2018.
Marjorie was a member of the Baker United Methodist Church and loved the Lord. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride of her life. To them she was always known as “Grams.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Agnes Bowman; husband Dale, daughter, Judie; grandson Travis; brother Mervin; sister Nadine; niece Sylvia and nephew Jack.
Marjorie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Peggy Buxton of Pasco, Washington; son-in-law Robert Schock of Klamath Falls, Oregon; four grandchildren, Rick (Samantha) Buxton and Brian Buxton, Dondi and Christopher (Chelsea) Schock; four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Bailey, Sydnee Buxton and Emma Schock; one step-great-grandson Rylee Oak; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Marge may do so to the Baker United Methodist Church through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com