OBITUARY

David Jeffrey Buck

December 16, 1961October 30, 2018
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David J. Buck, 56, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. A Remembrance will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2pm at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery in Everett. He will be buried at Cyprus Lawn Memorial Park in Everett. Dave was born in Seattle to Ronald and Joyce Buck. Dave was a 1980 graduate of Nathan Hale H.S. and graduated with an A.A. in Forestry from Shoreline C.C. While attending Shoreline C.C. he worked summers fighting fires for the Department of Natural Resources and flew in Cessna 172 planes spotting forest fires. In 1988 he graduated as a Technical Drafter from the Lake Washington Vocational Technical College. He then began his rewarding 30 year career at Boeing as a drafter. He was often part of the team creating designs for new airplanes. Dave's favorite times were spent in the outdoors. He loved hiking, biking, camping, razor clam digging, snowshoeing, taking road trips, game nights, and spending time with family and friends. Some of his favorite places included Kalaloch, Napili Kai, Mt. Rainier, Mountain Loop Highway, The Grand Tetons, Acadia National Park, and Yosemite. Dave was happiest when going on new adventures while exploring the great outdoors. He was a loving husband & father and especially enjoyed his time as "Papa" to his 3 grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Kim of 30 years, son Ian (Julie), daughter Katie, grandchildren Emma, Rayne, and Casey, mother Joyce Buck, aunt Carol King, and great-aunt Barbara Courtwright. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Buck. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Washington Trails Association 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, November 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

David Jeffrey Buck

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John Gesick

November 26, 2018

I loved working with Dave over the last 10 or so years. It was especially enjoyable being his manager for the past 3 years. Dave was a great worker and really knew how to apply his experience from the last 30 years. He was hardworking, organized and efficient. But I believe Dave's true gifting was his ability to connect with other people. Everyone who worked with Dave really liked Dave. He could connect with people from all backgrounds. He was approachable to newer people and had the respect of experienced people. We will definitely miss Dave as a co-worker, but we will miss him even more for the wonderful person that he was.

George Duffy

November 20, 2018

David's father was married to my aunt Millie. I met David once, but my relatives had met him a few times and all thought he was a great guy. It was a shock to us all when we got the letter about his passing.

He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers from the Gauthiers, Scherflings and Duffys.

George Duffy

November 19, 2018

David's father was married to my aunt Millie. I met David once, but my relatives had met him a few times and all thought he was a great guy. It was a shock to us all when we got the letter about his passing.

He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers from the Gauthiers and Duffys

Evan Caffee

November 11, 2018

Dave and I met while working on the Boeing 787 sometime in 2007-2008. I immediately realized that he worked hard and took pride in what he did. He was good at it. He inspired me to do better when I may have gotten discouraged. Throughout the years he continued to be there for me. While working together again on the Boeing 777X, I had a chance to get to know him even better. I noticed he would be sure to take a walk during lunch time to clear his head and make sure he kept moving; what a good idea (another thing I have learned from him). We'd share exciting and stressful times together, both in the spirit of doing what's right (not necessarily what's easiest). I'll continue that philosophy even though Dave isn't sitting in the same row as me any longer (he will still be around us though). We will need to become stronger in Dave's absence, but I know that he knows we can do it.

Farewell Dave. You'll always be part of the Boeing Lighting team.

Katie Buck

November 11, 2018

(Part 2)
I also want to thank you for being the best sideline umpire and my number 1 fan at all my softball games. I know you got tired of having to go to them every weekend but believe me, it didn’t go unnoticed. You were always there cheering me on and I loved seeing you in the bleachers.
Another great memory is going on so many hikes. Hiking was your passion and I'm so glad you passed that onto Ian and I. Your love of the outdoors will live on through us. I love how animated you would get when you talked to someone about your latest adventure.
I also love how frustrated and mad you got while playing games because you were so competitive. Like diving for a water balloon during a water balloon toss game and still managing to catch it. And failing miserably at the Headbands game and getting so frustrated, you just quit talking to everyone. Your competitive spirit lives on through Ian and I. I also love how fond you were of photography and I'm so glad you got me into it as well.
I want to thank you for all the memories! And thank you for being the best dad in the world. I just wish I had more time with you but I know you will always be with me every step of the way. I love you and miss you so much dad!

Katie Buck

November 11, 2018

Dad, you weren't just my father but my best friend. And I know we didn't say it to each other very much, because it was something that was just known, but I love you so much.
I love all our memories together and will never forget any of them. Like clam digging out at the ocean. I know that was one of your favorite activities to do and soon became a favorite of the whole family, especially the night digs where we would wander around in the dark, rain, and wind holding a lantern trying to find those little dimples in the sand. After we finished digging, Ian, mom, and I would be inside the yurt wrapped in blankets playing a game, and you would be outside cleaning all 60 clams at night in the pouring rain. We would check on you and see how you were doing and you always said great with a smile on your face….usually. Other times, we knew you hated doing it but did it anyway.
One of my fonder memories was when we went to Silverwood when Ian and I were young. Mom and Ian went on Thunder Canyon and you and I went on the newest roller coaster, Tremors. I was barely tall enough to ride it but we went anyway because you knew I could handle it. I became obsessed with roller coasters after that and you and I made sure to ride them whenever we had the opportunity.
Another great memory for me was all the vacations and road trips we went on. Like driving through Nevada and Utah and not seeing any sign of life for hundreds of miles. Like camping out at Kalaloch, our favorite beach. Playing in the lagoon with the tiny blue boat on a string, making rafts out of driftwood, having beach fires, and flying kites. Thank you for introducing me to that beautiful place.
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Casey Buck

November 10, 2018

Dear Papa,
I miss you Papa. And I miss hugging you. I liked running in the ocean with you and building the big snowman.

Love,
Casey Buck
(5 year old Grandson)

Rayne Buck

November 10, 2018

Dear Papa,
Papa I had so much fun with you. Like when we went to Washington and went on the boogie boards at the ocean. You showed me the bat at the bat cave. Papa I miss you so much. You will always be in my heart.

Love,
Rayne (Alice)
(9 year old Granddaughter)

Emma Buck

November 10, 2018

Dear Papa,
I had so much fun with Papa. We went to Silverwood and had a lot of fun on the rides like the log river and bumper cars. And the big train we rode on. I rode on it 100 times it was crazy and so much fun. I love you and miss you Papa.

Love,
Emma Buck
(10 year old Granddaughter)

Kimberlee Buck

November 10, 2018

Our heart is breaking today. Not for the memories we have of our life together but of all the ones we will never get to make.
Our grandchildren keep asking where “Papa” is and I tell them he is looking down at us and that he has made our hearts bigger because he is now in our hearts forever. It made them smile and that is what he would want. Smile and think of all the great times we had. Like watching everyone open open gifts on Christmas, exploring the tide pools at Kalaloch, going to the Lewis and Clark Caverns, walking in the snow along the Yellowstone River, camping at the ocean and in Idaho, having fun at the Montana Fair, going to Silverwood and getting wet on the rides, going bowling, letting Emma and Rayne do his hair, playing cars with Casey, playing his favorite game of Chutes and Ladders (not!), and most of all was just being together. These are the kind of memories to cherish. “Papa” will be with you and love you always❤️

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