Mardella Iown Buffington, "Della" was born May 18, 1940 and passed peacefully at home in Burley on Nov. 26, 2012.
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She is survived by a sister; two children, Brian Buffington and Marilyn Buffington-Rodriguez; five grandchildren, Amanda Morales and Michael Buffington who she raised and adopted, Cecilia, Felicia and Andrea Rodriguez; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including Jim Parsons and Laurie Valdes.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.
She was a woman of strong character and was loved by many. A memorial service will be held Jan. 12, 2013 at 1 p.m., at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Emmett, Idaho.
Published in Emmett Messenger Index from Jan. 7 to Feb. 6, 2013