Timothy Clayton Buckendorf
May 1, 1939 – April 3, 2021
Timothy (Tim) Buckendorf, born May 1, 1939 in Buhl, Idaho to parents, Delbert and Marjorie (Rouse) Buckendorf passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the age of 81. Tim was raised in Sacramento, California and received his degree from UC Berkeley in 1961. He was a CPA at Essary Dal Porto & Lowe before becoming an investment advisor at PaineWebber/UBS. Tim retired in 2014 after 44 years of service. Tim and Diane (Vogt) Buckendorf married on March 11, 1960. They have one son, Todd (Inga), and two daughters, Sandra (Brett) and Susan, five grandchildren, Kayla (Brett), Lena (Eric), Amanda (Jesse), Kirsti, and Morgan. Family was everything to Tim. While he traveled extensively, his favorite times were vacationing in Maui and the 31 consecutive summers in Aptos. His other passions included playing golf, tennis, and having lunch with friends as well as his love for America. Tim was preceded in death by his father, Delbert, and his mother, Marjorie. He is survived by the love of his life, Diane, his children, his brother Terry, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. A private funeral service will be held at Mount Vernon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to copdfoundation.org/donate or COPD Foundation 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Miami, FL 33134
LIVE Tim lived his life as a genuine, sincere, and kind person. He lived fully and actively, refusing to act his age especially while vacationing in Aptos where he would play vb, horseshoes, Kam Jam, paddleball, and go boogie boarding. Tim enjoyed humor and frequently joked or kidded around. Tim lived his life with love for his country.
LOVE Foremost, he loved his family and life in general. Tim traveled extensively, but enjoyed our family vacations in Aptos and Maui. Staying active was important to Tim; he played golf, tennis, and had lunches with friends. Tim had a love for America.
LAUGH He laughed at his own corny jokes and at the little things in life. He laughed with his grandchildren. Family gatherings were guaranteed to be filled with laughter.
LEARN Diane tells of how since she and Tim married in their very early 20s that they actually grew up and matured together; learning valuable lessons such as unconditional love and patience. Others learned from Tim’s mellow disposition to relax, stay calm, and the importance of humor. He was a role model who demonstrated how to be a loving dad and supportive parent.
LEGACY Tim will most certainly be remembered as the loving, sincere, family- oriented man that he was.
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