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From: Pete Wasser <>
Subject: [ORWASCO] Grace Marie Buckles Alford Obituary
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 18:59:29 -0800


Surnames: Buckles, Alford Clay, Beck, Sibley, Bednarczyk

Grace Marie Buckles Alford, 52, a resident of The Dalles, died at Mid
Columbia Medical Center on thursday, April 4, 2002.

She was born in The Dalles, Oregon, on March 22, 1950, the third of four
children to Glen Lee and Dorothy Lucile (Clay) Buckles. She grew up in
The Dalles, attended thompson and Dry Hollow Grade Schools and graduated
from The Dalles High School in 1968.

After high school, she moved to Hawaii for a short time, and then to
Kenai, Alaska. She later returned to The Dalles, where she met her
future husband, William Paul Alford. They married on June 18, 1981 in
Reno, Nevada.

They lived in The Dalles until moving to the Salem (Oregon) area in
1988, returning to The Dalles in 1998 to care for Grace's father.

She attended The Dalles Church of God and enjoyed sewing, quilting,
gardening, yard work and tending to stray animals.

She is survived by her husband, William "Bing" Alford; her son, Brian
Glen Buckles and his wife, Julie; her grandson, Andy buckles; her
father, Glen Buckles and her brothers, Dale Lee Buckles and his wife,
Laura, and Darrell Warren Buckles, all of The Dalles; her sister, Glenda
Lucile Beck and her husband, Greg, of Eagle River, Alaska; nephews, Jeff
and Donald Buckles, Jason, Daniel and Mitchell Alford; nieces, Renee
Sibley and Amy Bednarczyk and 5 great nieces.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy, in June 1992.

Viewing visitation will be held at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home
on Monday, April 8, from 2 to 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on tuesday, April 9, at
Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home. Interment will follow at The
Dalles Parklawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Home At Last Animal Friends, P.O. Box 390, The
Dalles, Oregon 97058.

The Dalles Chronicle April 7, 2002

Written permission to reprint obituary given by The Dalles Chronicle,
The Dalles, Oregon.

Copied and submitted by Earline Wasser.


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