H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

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Auburn Carpenter Buehring

February 28, 1980October 31, 2017

Auburn Carpenter Buehring of Portland, TX, passed away Oct. 31, 2017, from complications of cancer. She was 37.

Auburn was well-known for her warm, affirming and engaging personality and strong Christian faith. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Portland, TX, and served in various leadership positions, including a recent mission trip to India.

Auburn was education manager at Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, TX, for 10 years and also taught biology and other subjects at Roy Miller High School in Corpus Christi, TX. She was also extremely artistic and created her own line of jewelry.

A graduate of North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, Auburn earned her B.S. degree in environmental biology and her M.A. in teaching from UNC Wilmington.

She is survived by her husband, Christopher Allen Buehring; her parents Gail Benning Carpenter and James E. Carpenter of Pfafftown, NC; brother Christian Benning Carpenter and wife Fran Leinbach Carpenter; nephews William Carpenter and Michael Carpenter, and niece Hope Carpenter, all of Monroe, WA.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Samaritan's Purse at samaritanspurse.org.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 13, 2017


Auburn Carpenter Buehring

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Dare Tharpe

November 11, 2017

Dear Gail and Jim, I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Auburn. My thoughts and prayers to you both.
In deepest sympathy,
Dare Smith Tharpe

Lindsay (Horton) Runkle

November 10, 2017

Goodbye old friend... I will always remember your laugh and enthusiasm for life. Thank you for the cherished memories.

Jamie Stoneman Castlebury

November 7, 2017

Your Christ-like walk with God through the trials of cancer inspires me. Thank you for living a well-lived life. Your family is such a blessing to me.

Traci Ricci

November 6, 2017

My dear sweet friend. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for leaving me the gift of wonderful memories of our times together, of your smile and laughter. Im so thankful that I know we will meet again one day in Heaven. May God comfort your family as only He can.

Deborah OBrien

November 6, 2017

Auburn was a bright light thru everything she was going through. She was an inspiration to everyone she was around. She will be greatly missed and cherished.

November 6, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Buehring family. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

Matthew Kuliani

November 5, 2017

I remember all the times you played with Chris and I while we were kids. You may have been the "annoying sister" to us boys back then, but you became a loved sister to us all. I can't remember a time you didn't glow with a sense of happiness. The memories of you and your virtues will give me a smile and help me strive to see the sunlight through the clouds.

Our memories of her have placed seeds of goodness which will continue to grow into a great forest.

Betsey Beock

November 4, 2017

A special life taken so soon. Auburn I look at your pictures and I see Gail; I hear your laugh and I think of Gail. I still have a baby picture when you came to visit me in Atlanta. You are the person we all strive to be lile, so full of love, outgoing, vivacious, ... we hate to lose you here now but Jesus has got a cherished angel with Him now, your suffering is gone, that hated word cancer is gone. RIP sweet girl and give my love to your grandmother Harriet and TOM , Big Grandmother and Little Grandmother and all who have passed before us... and a hug for my daddy too. We will keep your mom and dad and brother and husband safely with us and comfort them and we'll all see you again. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with me. I love you and all your extended family. Betsey BROCK , Johnson City TN

Lance and Claire Kull

November 4, 2017

We shall always remember the laughter and smiles our kids shared together over those growing years.

Justi Cernak

November 3, 2017

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.