Patricia “Patty” Buechner passed peacefully on Jan. 20, 2018 at the age of 83.
Patty was born Oct. 2, 1934 in Rhonda Valley of Wales to Elizabeth and George Faulkner.
Her family moved to Cheltenham, UK when Patty was a child and remained until the age of 18 when she met Charley Buechner, a member of the U.S. Army. Patty and Charley married in April of 1953 in Cheltenham then moved to California.
Patty and Charley raised their four children in California, where they were missionaries.
Patty would cook and bake for her family, the church and the community. She was an especially talented baker and gifted singer.
In 1980, Patty and Charley moved to Washington before settling on Whidbey Island, in Freeland, Wash. a few years later. Patty worked at Group Health as a dietician throughout the 80s.
Patty and Charley joined First Baptist Church of South Whidbey, becoming integral members, where one could always hear Patty singing during church service.
Her love of singing and music led her to join Fun Band. She adored making many cherished friends and singing for the community.
Patty enjoyed being an active member of the Whidbey Island community, especially after losing her beloved husband Charley in 2012.
Patty was an active member of her church, Fun Band and TOPS Club. Patty treasured all her relationships with friends and family.
Patty is survived by her four children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held 2-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Freeland Hall.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, https://waifanimals.org/donate/