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Betty A. Buck

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Betty A. Buck February 13, 1932 – June 6, 2013 Betty A. Buck of Grand Junction, CO, passed away June 6, 2013, in Meridian, Idaho. Betty was born February 13, 1932, in Man, WV, to George Roy Anderson and Ruth Gladys Shockey. She attended University of Mary Washington and received a masters in social work from Tulane University. On December 27, 1959, she married David Gillespie Buck. They had two daughters, Julia and Jane. David and Betty lived in numerous locations across the country, including Wyoming, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Montana and Colorado. In that time, she held a variety of jobs, including social worker, hotel owner, bookmobile librarian, temporary employment agency owner and part-time newspaper reporter. Retirement didn't slow Betty down. As she got older, her sense of adventure grew stronger, earning her a well-used passport and thousands of miles on her car. Betty traveled to all 50 states and multiple countries, including China, Turkey, Peru and South Africa. In the last ten years, she climbed Machu Pichu, rode a zip line in Costa Rica and went skydiving with her grandchildren. Recently, she volunteered for her church and the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Betty will be remembered for her strong, independent spirit, her love of family, her quick wit and her sense of humor. She spent her last days traveling to visit family members, and she will be sorely missed. Betty is survived by her two daughters, Julia (Victor) Parslow of Monroe, Utah, and Jane (Richard) Davlin of Meridian, Idaho; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Christopher) Beckstead, Adam Parslow, David (Bridget) Parslow, Serena Parslow, Kristopher Parslow, Melissa (Nate) Davlin Poppino, Brian (Amanda) Davlin, and Jason Davlin, as well as three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews across the country. She is preceded in death by her husband, David, and her sister, Charlotte Miller. A public memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. June 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO. Please wear bright colors. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Meals on Wheels or the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on June 16, 2013
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