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Our Beloved Mother and Grandmother passed away peacefully in Bellingham, WA on 12/20/2012, with family by her side at the age of 85. Cecilia Anderson was born on July 16th, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to parents May Klimzak and Anthony Di Paola. Her family later moved to California where she met Robert Buston whom she married in 1947. They found their home in Seattle, WA, where they lived and had seven children. Cecilia worked at a distribution warehouse as the Lead Supervisor. She later met Richard Oakland, and they were married in 1979. They both retired and moved to Blaine, WA where Cecilia has been living the last 25 years. Cissy had a generous loving heart and will be truly missed by her family. She had many hobbies; collecting sport cards, painting ceramics, collecting Disney memorabilia, and gardening. She enjoyed going to bingo, playing pinochle and poker and camping with the whole family in Westport. Cecilia also enjoyed attending service at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ferndale, WA. Cecilia is survived by her seven children; Linda (Gerd) Gleim, Theresa Miller, Robert Buston, Ralph (Nadine) Buston, Joanne (Paul) Limb, Rodney Buston, and Denise and Rocky Burkholder/Ryen. She also had 20 Grandchildren and 27 Great Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her Mother and Father, Sister Kitty, and her late husband Richard Oakland. A Service for Cissy will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday 12/26/2012 at Moles Funeral Home 2465 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA. There will be a service and a gathering after with refreshments. Please sign the online guest book at
Moles Farewell Tributes, Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale
Published in Bellingham Herald on December 23, 2012