Marilyn Joan Buckman, 80, of Gladstone, passed on to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Marilyn was born on August 5, 1936 in Gladstone, MI, daughter of Rex and Dorothy (Tumath) Coulter.
She met the love of her life, Mark Buckman, at the Gladstone Golf Course. They married 58 years ago on November 2, 1957.
Marilyn and Mark traveled and lived in several places while enjoying Mark’s career as a Major in the Air Force until finally retiring in their hometown of Gladstone.
Marilyn loved to travel. Her favorite places to visit beyond Little Bay De Noc, were colorful Colorado and to enjoy the sun, ocean, family and friends at her casita in Baja, Mexico.
She especially enjoyed the monthly reunions she shared with her high school companions. Her family and friends remember her for her wonderful sense of humor and exceptional spaghetti sauce.
Throughout her life, Marilyn enjoyed many activities including golf, teaching children to swim, tying flies, jewelry making, painting, sewing, cooking, crafting and reading. She was very talented and always busy.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Mark; daughters, Chris Buckman of CO, Kim Buckman of MI, and Cindi Galbriath of OR; grandchildren, Lindsey and Mitchell Johnson of Escanaba, Dohnele, Joshua, Joseph, April, Benjamin and Juleah Galbraith of OR; three great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Dorothy; and brother, Dennis Coulter.
Private services will be held this summer.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Buckman family.
“As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you”