Dorothy Buck |

Dorothy Buck

Services for Dorothy M. Buck will be held Saturday, July 7, at 1 p.m. in the Pike Cemetery. Mrs. Buck died June 30. She was 92.

Mrs. Buck was born Dec. 4, 1914, in New Orleans, La., to Fredrick W. Clew and Marie Louise Shilling. She was the youngest of five girls and one brother. She was raised on a farm at the end of the tram line.

She lived in Beirut, Lebanon, from 1950Ð1955 while her husband, Henry, worked at the University of Beirut. In 1958-1959 she lived in Qatar with her husband while he worked for Sheik Ahmed. She had a flower shop in Fullerton from 1963 Ð1970 and specialized in weddings.

In the summer of 1970, Mrs. Buck and her husband retired to five acres in Pike in the Sierra Nevada mountains. First they built a cabin, followed by a two-bedroom house, barn and hen house. They raised cows, pigs, chickens, cats and dogs while gardening an acre for 25 years, raising much of their own food.

The Bucks worked to establish a fire station and K-12 school in their area. Their home served as a voting place, food bank and home for foster children. Mrs. Buck’s children and grandchildren often enjoyed fun and relaxation at their home.

After the death of her husband in 1993, Mrs. Buck moved to an apartment in Grass Valley. In 2000, she moved to North Bend, Wash., to be near her daughter and in 2002 to Mission Nursing Home in Bellevue, Wash., after two operations. In July, she moved to Careage of Whidbey when her daughter moved to Coupeville, Wash.

Mrs. Buck is survived by her three children: Elizabeth Ann Nichols of Coupeville, Wash.; John Buck of Brookings, Ore., and William Buck of Lake Elsinore.

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