Ofelia Tirado Buckingham Ofelia Tirado Buckingham, 58 of Tipton went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2012. She was born to Maria and Juan Tirado Sr. on June 12, 1954 in Tulare, Ca., at the age of 18 she was the first female fire fighter
volunteer in Tulare County. A 1973 graduate from Tulare Union, who she married Robert Buckingham in 1975, and lived together in Tipton, Ca., she was a CNA for 17 years. Ofelia is survived by her mother Maria and father Juan Tirado, Sr., her husband Robert Buckingham, her three son's Gary, Bo, and Erik. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and her brothers Juan Jr., and Ruben Tirado. Ofelia will be terribly missed, but will be loved and remembered always in our hearts. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home, 151 North "H" Street, Tulare, Ca. Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, 232 Adams Road, Tipton, Ca., with burial at Tipton/Pixley Cemetery, 10395 Road 144, Tipton, Ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Miller's Tulare Funeral Home.