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Robert “Bobby” Buxton, 67, of Baker City, Oregon, died Thursday January 31, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. A Celebration of his life and potluck reception will be held Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge (2935 H St, Baker City, OR)
Robert Dean “Buck” was born February 25, 1951 at home in Richland, Oregon to parents LeRoy “Boots” and Verda Buxton. Bobby received his education in Richland until his junior year where attended school in Burns, Oregon. He completed his senior year at St. Francis Academy in Baker City, graduating in 1969.
Bobby met Carolyn Molyneaux when they were classmates in High school. They married and together had one son. They later divorced.
Bobby married Sherry Buxton on June 17, 1995 in the backyard of their home in Baker City. He often said that was a Red-Letter day. The day was not only memorable because it was their wedding anniversary, but because it was also the day before Sherry’s Birthday and she didn’t want him to forget.
Bobby worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation for 30 years retiring in 2003. He then worked for Gresham Transfer, Kerns Rainbow Ranch and for himself.
Bobby was one of the first members of the Eagles Club #3456 in Baker. He was a member of the band “The Countrymen”, which included Terry Speelman and Danny Buxton. They played country music at the Eagles and other venues making memories that he reveled in.
Bobby was an avid outdoorsman who adored the mountains. He loved hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, camping, mushrooming and picking huckleberries. Bobby had a green thumb and he to took pride in growing his roses and hot peppers.
Bobby was an excellent metal fabricator. He enjoyed any project that required welding or metal work no matter the challenge. He had a sweet tooth for his wife’s thick chocolate cake and banana cream pie. He never knew a stranger and was a friend to all helping anyone who needed help. Bobby also had a very wicked sense of humor and a twinkle in his eyes. He would often say, “If you need it, go get it”!
He was preceded in death by his parents LeRoy and Verda Buxton; siblings Baby Buxton, Verda Darlene Fuller, Cherral LaDonne Spurgeon, Richard LeRoy “Dickie” Buxton, William Frank “Billy” Buxton and Danny Ray Buxton.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 23 and ¾ years Sherry Buxton of Baker City; son Jeffery Dean Buxton of Baker City; stepson Paul T Karp of Wisconsin; sisters Colleen Quinton of Baker City; sister and brother in law Rhonda and Joe Stubbs of Baker City; Numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-great children; special and close friend Terry Fosbeck; Bobby’s faithful Schnauzer companion Tasha Joy Bell.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Bobby, the family requests donations be made to help defray funeral expense through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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