Marie M. Bucklin

07/04/1926 — 08/07/2010

From Pasco, WA, US | Born in Omaha, NE

Marie M. Bucklin

Marie M. Bucklin, 84, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of August 7, 2010 at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed but she is no longer suffering. Marie joins her beloved husband Jim for eternal life.

Marie was born to Frank and Mary Komasinski in Omaha, Nebraska, the only daughter of five children. Marie met her husband Jim through her brother after becoming pen pals and exchanging many letters and pictures. Marie left Omaha by train to meet her future husband in San Diego where they were married in 1945 and the rest is history. Marie and Jim moved to Pasco in 1950 where they raised their five children.

Marie was the matriarch of the family, hosting many holiday meals for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She thrived in this role and was very proud of her family. Marie was an Independence Day baby and her birthday parties were always memorable. This past 4th of July, almost every grandchild and great-grandchild was able to celebrate her birthday at Chiawana Park. Marie had tears in her eyes as she brought up Jim and said, "look at what we created" She told all of her family how proud she was of each and every one of them.

Marie and Jim were involved with the 22nd Marine Regiment and the 6th Marine Division Associations. They went to numerous reunions all over the country. Marie and Jim's travels took them to most major cities in the United States and to Europe. Marie was the' organizer of the 2004 6th Marine Division reunion in Seattle. Marie continued to honor Jim's legacy after his death by attending the reunions and was looking forward to attending October's reunion in Las Vegas. Marie was a member of Saint Patrick's Church and Our Lady of Lourdes Woman's Auxiliary. She retired from Lamb Weston's quality assurance department in 1984.

Marie was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jim; her parents and all 4 brothers. She is survived by her 5 children, Patty Craig Lansing, Jim Nancy Bucklin, Steve Elisa Bucklin, Kathe Dana Braden, and Mary Steve Imhoff. Grandchildren, Shane Lisa Lansing, Stephane Scott Szendre, Jim Kim Bucklin, Corey Bucklin, Angie Bill Young, Jessica Ben Panqelinan, Andre Bucklin, Shannon Bucklin, Rhia Bucklin, April Bucklin, Jenna Tate, Dana Braden, Jamey Braden, Josh Johnson, Karli MandanBowden, Nick Imhoff, Corey Imoff and Erin lmhoff. She is also survived by her 20 great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Mary Komasinski, Shirley Woody and Harriet Bucklin; along with numerous nieces and nephews and best friend Wanda Moss.

Mom- we love you and you will be in our hearts forever.

Rosary to be held at Einan's Funeral Home Friday, August 13th at 7pm with the memorial service to be held at Einan's on Saturday, August 14th at 11am refreshments immediately afterwards at the Event Center.

Memorial contributions may be to Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.

Special thanks to Marie's Hospice team, especially Kristi and Joan for your loving care the last few weeks of her life.

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  • Mom and I want all of you to know that Aunt Marie was special to us and we will miss talking to her and reminicing about old times. We keep each and everyone of you in our hearts and prayers.

    Christine Clawson
    November 4, 2014
    Omaha, NE, US
  • Mom and I want all of you to know that Aunt Marie was special to us and we will miss talking to her and reminicing about old times. We keep each and everyone of you in our hearts and prayers.

    Christine ClawsonKomasinski
    November 4, 2014
    Omaha, NE, US
  • Extending our deepest sympathy to the Bucklin family. Aunt Marie lived a long life and may all of those memories bring you comfort. From the family of Frank and Dolores Komasinski – Judi Thielen, Suzanne Griger, Greg Komasinski and Debra Jean Komasinski

    Debra Komasinski
    November 4, 2014
    Omaha, NE, US
  • I will always remember Marie’s beautiful smile and her laugh.

    Pamela Wright Leighty
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Grandma- I will love and cherish you forever. You were so special to my family and my kids will always miss their grandma. Thanks for the memories, and all the special times that we shared. I love you will all my heart!

    Stephane Szendre
    November 4, 2014
    pasco, WA, US
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