Buckley, Robert Raymond “Ray” – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon

Robert Raymond “Ray” Buckley, 94, of La Grande, died December 14 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A graveside funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum.

Mr. Buckley was born July 16, 1912, to Frank and Margaret (Wildman) Buckley in Deer Lodge, Mont. He came to La Grande when he was 5 and was raised by his aunt and uncle, Eleanor and Bert Carr. He graduated from La Grande High School.

He worked for the Piggly Wiggly stores in La Grande and Baker City.

On Oct. 13, 1935, he married Magdalene Buckley at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Baker City.

During World War II, he served with the 4th Marine Division and was recalled to service during the Korean War.

In 1942 he began working for the Union Pacific Railroad and retired in 1971. In 1977 he went to work for the La Grande School District No. 1 until retiring.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2990, the American Legion and the Elks Lodge. He received the Founder’s Memorial Lifetime Appreciation Award at the Union County Senior Center in 2005.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Teresa Buckley; sisters, grandchildren, Jacob and Sara Buckley; a new great granddaughter; nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Union County Senior Center in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

The Observer, Obituaries for the week ending Dec. 16, 2006, Published: December 16, 2006.



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 26 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/montana/buckley-robert-raymond-ray-obituary.htm - Last updated on Nov 15th, 2011


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