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Shirley Jean Buckingham

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Shirley Jean Buckingham

August 16, 1934 - August 15, 2012

Shirley was born in Pomona, CA on August 16, 1934 to Edison and Ruby Garris. They moved to Medford, OR where she met the love of her life, William (Bill) Buckingham in high school. She was on the yell team and he was the star quarterback of the Black Tornados. Upon graduating they were married. They had two children, Sherry and James. They moved back to California in 1956. Shirley was an executive secretary with TRW for 23 years before retiring and moving to Glide, OR. Bill passed away September 11, 2011. Shirley and Bill are survived by their daughter, Sherry (Jim) Spitzer; son, Jim (Sylvia); two grandsons, Travis and Sean; a niece, Vicki Garris. They also leave behind many friends. A private service will be held at a later date.
Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 1, 2012
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