Marilyn Buckner

Obituary of Marilyn Louise Buckner

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Marilyn Louise Buckner Marilyn Louise Buckner passed away peacefully on October 22, 2023 at the age of 92, surrounded by her three sons. Lynn was precise and true in all that she did. Her accounts balanced to the penny and her seams were straight to the last stitch. Not ruled by the court of public opinion, and ever resistant to the confinements of housewife culture, she was a true pioneer for a woman born in 1931. Lynn was born on June 14, 1931, raised in Painesville, OH. Her family immigrated from Finland and she took great pride in her Finnish heritage. Lynn moved to California, attending college and serving as a majorette in the Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band. While attending Fresno State, she met Marshall Buckner (Doc) and they married in 1951. Lynn and Marshall settled in Lake County in 1968 after living in Southern California and Redding. Lynn was deeply spiritual and embraced meditation and yoga long before it was mainstream. She found a spiritual home in Eckankar and built beautiful friendships through her Eck worship. She was a founding member of the Clearlake Clikkers clogging group and came alive when dancing. In her later years, her hearing suffered but she still danced in perfect timing because she could, "feel the music". The greatest love of Lynn's life was her family. Any rough edges melted away when surrounded by family at the dinner table or playing with her great grandchildren. Lynn is survived by her three sons, Dan, Les (Heidi), David (Linda); granddaughters, Ashley Pasion (Glenn), Jamie Buckner-Bridges (Jake), Nicole Chen, Christie Moore (Jake); five great grandchildren and sister, Pat Thomas (Jim). Lynn's love, strength, and bold authenticity were deep and rare gifts that will be dearly missed. There will be no public service and at Lynn's request, her ashes will be spread over the Pacific Ocean. Please share your memories by signing the guest book at In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at
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