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Herbert Edwin Buskirk

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Herbert Edwin Buskirk, formerly of Durham, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2009, at his home in Grants Pass, Oregon. There will be a military burial at Eagle Point Veteran's Cemetery on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.

Buskirk was born April 29, 1929 in Orange, CA to Thomas and Jesse Buskirk. He graduated from Excelsior High School, Norwalk, CA in 1949. He served in the Korean War 1950 to 1952. In 1953 he married Betty Ann Minyard in Norwalk, CA., who survives. He moved to Durham, CA in 1961 and worked for Mathews Conveyor from 1962 to 1985. He then moved to Grants Pass where he owned and operated the Ahlf House Bed and Breakfast until 1993. He was a member of the Redwood Grange and enjoyed hand-caning of chairs and listening to country-western music.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Terri (Chuck) Crete and two sons, Edwin (Peggy) and Jeffery (Margaret); nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons, Tyler McIntosh and Liam Edson.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Jan. 28, 2009
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