Cody Buckendorf

10/02/1988 — 11/26/2018

From Richland, WA | Born in Redmond, OR

Cody Buckendorf

As Cody’s wife I never thought in a million years I would be writing my husband’s obituary. I am in complete shock and heartbroken. We were a couple that was madly in love and loved to live life by the seat of our pants. We preferred adventure and experience over stuff. My husband, Cody A. Buckendorf, age 30, passed away from suicide on Monday, November 26, 2018, in Toppenish, Washington. He was born October 2, 1988, in Redmond, OR, to Jim Buckendorf and Colleen Haas. In every school from St Francis to Summit High to Boise state his personality was contagious. He was a special student that connected with teachers and an exceptional athlete that wanted the best for himself and everyone around him. If you knew my husband, you wanted to be around him. His energy and love were magnetic and captivating. We had dreams of making a positive impact on the lives of our youth, Cody coaching football and me teaching children mindfulness. We wanted to make the world a better, brighter, more compassionate place, together. He was a chameleon soul who could meet anyone where they were at, happy, sad, rich, poor, it didn’t matter, he made you feel like you were the most important person in the room. He lived for connection and seeing others have a smile on their face. His family was his number one, which included all of his friends because he treated them like family. 


This man was a role model to all and happened to also look like a GQ model (most beautiful beard ever). He would do anything to put a smile on my face and loved to put me to shame in the grocery stores with his dad skills by getting admired for always being the first dad people have seen wear their baby vs. the mom. This man LOVED his children and oh my god did they love him. He adored his GINORMOUS family and couldn’t wait until the next gathering. Shine on my love. Light us all up, please.

            Cody is survived by me, his wife Bailee and three sons, Tuff, Madoc and Hayes; his parents Jim and Shoshana Buckendorf  and Colleen and Chuck Haas; father and mother-in-law Chad and Michelle Lowry.  He leaves behind two sisters-in-law, Nataucha Christofferson (Kyle) and McKenzie Lowry (Josh); and two brothers-in-law, Corby Lowry and Blake Lowry. Cody is also survived by step-siblings Joe and Andy Seevers, Jake Hermeling and Katelyn Knox.

Cody’s Extended Family on Mom and Dad’s Side:  (12 Aunts/Uncles, 4 siblings)

Cody is survived by his aunts and uncles; Julie Roberts (Ken), Kathleen Rankin (Ormand), Sean Corrigan (Tracy), Molly Neal (Wade), Tim Corrigan (Anji), Patrick Corrigan (Miranda), Maureen Vasquez (Mike), Bill Corrigan (Lisa) and Chris Corrigan (Lori), Don Buckendorf (Sue).

Cousins: (31 Cousins)

Cody also treasured his cousins; Meghan, Erin, Hillary, Kaitlin, Rob, Molly, Quinn, Carson, Claire, Logan, Riley, Shane, Kennedy, Kyle, Jase, Cole, Trey, Bret, Mikayla, Makenzie, Declan, Hailey, Brodie, Carmel and Nyah, Aaron, Jake, Lindsey,

Nephews: (3 Nephews)

Cashton, Taysom, and Jaxon.

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  • Light and love you all . The world will miss Cody and all the good he spread, all the lives he touched everywhere he went. The obituary was so beautifully written it brought me to tears .

    Patricia De Vol Nadon
    December 2, 2018
    Bend oregon
  • I was Cody’s kindergarten teacher. He was such a sweet, kind, funny little boy! He was liked by everyone and I am very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences go out to his whole family.

    Judie
    December 4, 2018
    Bend, OR
  • I’m so sorry for your sudden loss of Cody. We worked for him for a short time here at TEKsystems but it wasn’t one we would forget with such a kind soul. Peace be with you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Melissa
    December 4, 2018
    Boise, ID
  • Light and love you all . The world will miss Cody and all the good he spread, all the lives he touched everywhere he went. The obituary was so beautifully written it brought me to tears .

    Patricia De Vol Nadon
    December 2, 2018
    Bend oregon
  • I was Cody’s kindergarten teacher. He was such a sweet, kind, funny little boy! He was liked by everyone and I am very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences go out to his whole family.

    Judie
    December 4, 2018
    Bend, OR
  • I’m so sorry for your sudden loss of Cody. We worked for him for a short time here at TEKsystems but it wasn’t one we would forget with such a kind soul. Peace be with you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Melissa
    December 4, 2018
    Boise, ID
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