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December 3, 1928 - March 23, 2014
Earlene was born on December 3, 1928 to Wiley & Maudie Warren in Black Oak, Arkansas. Surrounded by loved ones, she passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2014.
Earlene came to Merced in 1941 where she met and eventually married the love of her life, Arthur Buckingham. Together they had 6 children. When Earlene wasn't working a full time job and raising her family, she enjoyed being in the kitchen putting something together. She also loved the game of golf and gardening. Earlene was a member of Yosemite Church where she spent many hours serving the Lord and being a part of Helps and Hospitality. She will be truly missed by everyone.
Earlene's family would like to thank Dr. Kim Hartwig for taking care of her and Bristol Hospice for their very caring staff.
Earlene is survived by her husband Arthur of 65 years, her daughters, Janet Gunnin (Dave), Myra Cooper (Larry), Lori Buckingham (Richard Rodriquez), Brenda Buckingham, and son, Steven Buckingham (Mary), as well as 20 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, her sisters Mary Love (Gerald), and Ruth Peterson. Earlene is preceded in death by her daughter, Patty Callahan, 4 great grandchildren, her parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Funeral Service will take place Friday April 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Yosemite Church, 2230 E Yosemite Ave., in Merced. Reception to follow immediately. Burial to follow at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella at 2:00PM.
Donations may be made to Yosemite Church Care Ministry in honor of Earlene Buckingham.
Arrangements are under the direction of Whitton Family Funeral Service in Merced.
Published in Merced Sun Star from Mar. 29 to Apr. 2, 2014
Whitton Family Funeral Service
740 W 19th St Merced, CA 95340