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Lana Florine (VanBuskirk) Thayer

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Lana Florine (VanBuskirk) Thayer Obituary
Lana Florine VanBuskirk- Thayer, our loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend, 54 years old, born November 28, 1956, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 at her home in Yakima.

Lana was very excited for her relationships and being able to spend time with her grandchildren. She liked shopping, movies and baking. For the last decade, she has taught cosmetology in the Yakima Valley. She taught both adult and YV Tech classes.

She was very proud of her family and loved her pets. She will be best remembered by her family whom she loved dearly and by all her students for her dedication and passion for cosmetology education. Lana held her Cosmetologist license as well as a Post Secondary teaching degree which allowed her to teach high school students. She was highly regarded and sought after by her students and peers in this area for being one of the best Cosmetologist instructors in the Valley. Lana was always volunteering her time to help her students succeed. She volunteered for every hair show that came to the valley and went the extra mile every time to ensure her students were getting the best education and opportunities out there. Her students adored her.

She will be especially missed by her family, friends, students and her dog "Boo."

Lana is survived by her life partner Dave Hillwick; daughter Heidi L. Yocom (Richard); son Kyle Thayer (Cara), son Todd Thayer; grandchildren Jessica, Audrey, William, Keely and Adelynn and her dog "Boo;" siblings: Harold D. VanBuskirk, Karen Lalande (Chris), Janna VanBuskirk, Julianna Lundberg (Karl), Marcus VanBuskirk, Tanya VanBuskirk (Curt); 10 nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Harold Adelmar "Poppy" VanBuskirk, and Neoma D. VanBuskirk.

In lieu of flowers please send memorials in Lana's name to Pet & Rescue, P.O. Box 944 Yakima, WA 98907.
Published in Daily Record from Mar. 22 to Mar. 30, 2011
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