Bernie E Buffum

Bernie E Buffum

Bernadine E. "Bernie" Buffum, 89, a resident of the Forest Grove community, died Saturday, October 31, 2015 at her home. BERNADINE ELEANOR BUFFUM was born December 27, 1925, in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late John Victor Saeman and Catherine (Kalscheur) Saeman. She was raised and received her education in Cross Plains and Madison, Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to Lee Buffum on June 14, 1946, in Hawthorne, California. Lee was career military, serving in the United States Air Force, and his assignments took them all over the U.S., as well as to Misawa, Japan. Following his retirement, they moved to Oxnard, California, where they owned and operated Buffums Safe and Lock for twenty-five years. In 1988, they moved their family to Roseburg, Oregon. Bernie was preceded in death by her husband, Lee, in November 2007, after celebrating over sixty years of marriage. In spring of 2013, Bernie, along with her daughter and one of her sons, moved to the Forest Grove community to be closer to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bernie was a master seamstress, a lifelong volunteer, and a devout Catholic with a deep commitment to both the Church and her fellow parishioners. Survivors include her three children, Melvin Buffum and Marjorie Kay Buffum of Forest Grove, Oregon, and Richard Buffum, of Hillsboro, Oregon; her two brothers, Kenneth Saeman, of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, and John Saeman and his wife, Carol, of Denver, Colorado; and her two sisters, Edith Beuchner, of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, and Marie Soderholm, of Middleton, Wisconsin. Also surviving are her two grandchildren, Nicholas Lee Kytlica and his wife, Nichole, of North Plains, Oregon, and Kelley Noel Kytlica and her husband, Mark, of Portland, Oregon; her two great-grandchildren, Kale Lee Kytlica and Emma Bailey Kytlica; and many nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made in Bernie's memory to St. Anthony's Parish, 1660 Elm Street, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116. To view more pictures, click the "Photo Gallery" link below. Funeral Home: Fuiten 2308 Pacific Avenue Forest Grove, OR US 97116
December 27, 1925 - October 31, 201512/27/192510/31/2015
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Bernadine E. "Bernie" Buffum, 89, a resident of the Forest Grove community, died Saturday, October 31, 2015 at her home. BERNADINE ELEANOR BUFFUM was born December 27, 1925, in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late John Victor Saeman and Catherine (Kalscheur) Saeman. She was raised and received her education in Cross Plains and Madison, Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to Lee Buffum on June 14, 1946, in Hawthorne, California. Lee was career military, serving in the United ...

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