RACINE - Barbara Louise Buchaklian, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014. Barbara was the daughter of the late Elmer and Agnes (née, Pfister) Eickhorst. On November 16, 1963, Barbara married Herman Buchaklian at St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church and had celebrated Fifty years of marriage this past November. Barbara retired from Western Publishing, after 33 years. In her retirement she had been a member of the church Ladies Auxiliary and with her closest and dearest friend Sonia Buchaklian helped for the Armenian Picnic, especially making the "Best" pilaf. Barbara loved to bake her Hello Dollies, loved to read until her eyesight failed, and knitted afghans, but most of all she loved making crib quilts for each of her God-children's growing families. This was her labor of love. Barbara is survived by her husband, Herman; sister, Carol (Mike) Corona; sisters-in-law, Lucy Buchaklian and Helen Nelson; nephews, Michael (Jackie) Corona and Jim Corona; niece, Sue (Tom) Lynch and their families. The joy of her life was her God-children, Peter and John Buchaklian, Catherine Litton and Sara Corona. She was also very close to the Buchaklian cousins, Rose, Anna, Mary, Sam and John (Maree). Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Hovsep and Julia Buchaklian; brother- in-law, Allen "Bud" Nelson; and dear best friends, Sonia Buchaklian and Ani Buchaklian. Funeral services for Barbara will be held at St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church, 4100 N. Newman Road, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Daron Stepanian officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 10 a.m. Memorials may be direct to St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Ridgewood Care Center and DaVita Dialysis for all their wonderful care and compassion. Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory 3915 Douglas Avenue Racine, WI 53402-3230 (262) 639-8000 www.purath-strand.com
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Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Avenue Racine, WI 53402
Published in Racine Journal Times on Mar. 2, 2014