Mary Louise Buckley passed away July 18, 2010, at Portland Providence Medical Center at the age of 82. Mary was born in Tennessee to Bruce and Pauline (Brown) Knowling on Aug. 3, 1927.
On Feb. 6, 1954, she married Claude Buckley in Stevenson, Wash., and they had four children. Mary and Claude lived in Hood River, Ore., in the mid-1950s and they moved to Gresham in 1954. Claude passed away in July of 1995.
Mary is survived by three sons, John Buckley (and Anita), of Hood River, Ron Buckley (and Donna) of Gresham, and Jerry Buckley (Doni), of Portland; daughter Renee Buckley, of Portland; siblings Cora Brown and Donna Westby, both of Vancouver, Wash., two grandchildren, Connor and Carson Buckley, as well as her nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by and was very close to Claude’s family, Arlene Allegre, Janiece Gillmouthe, Robert Buckley (and wife, Mary Jane) and sister-in-law, Mary Knowling.
Mary’s sister, Ruth Knowling, and brother, Robert Knowling, and parents preceded her in death.
As a homemaker for many years, Mary enjoyed shopping, time spent with her family (especially her grandchildren), cuisine, and riding public transportation around Portland on the bus.
Mary’s family will gather in Portland on Aug. 7 for a celebration of her life.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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