Barbara Larson Buescher

January 14, 1926June 13, 2014
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Barbara “Bobbie” Larson Buescher, 88, of Midland, TX passed away peacefully in the night on June 13, 2014. She was born January 14, 1926 in Pennock, Minnesota to Opal and Furman Larson. She attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN before joining Braniff Airlines in 1945 as a ticket supervisor in San Antonio, TX where she met her husband George Bernard Buescher, Jr. They were married in San Antonio at St. Mary’s Catholic Church January 31, 1948. Moving to Abilene in 1953 they raised four children and were very active in many community and church organizations. In 1986, they retired to Midland to be close to children and grandchildren. Bobbie will be forever remembered as a loving wife, mother and “Nana” to her family. Her gregarious nature and positive attitude created many lifetime friendships; she will be missed by all. Bobbie was a stylish person who enjoyed playing bridge and poker, as well as traveling with family and friends. She earned her private pilot’s license during college and loved flying, even in later years as a passenger. She started hunting at 65 and was credited with a buffalo, elk and many other trophies. She also loved fishing. Bobbie was active with church charities, pink ladies, numerous bridge clubs, and an avid spectator for the Midland College basketball team and the Midland Rockhounds. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, George Buescher, Jr. She is survived by daughter Judy Floyd and husband Don of Midland, and their children Mark and wife Katie, great-granddaughter Caroline of Dallas, Jana and fiancé Chris of Ft. Worth, Pamela and husband Jordan of San Angelo; daughter Babs Mayeron and husband John of Dallas and their son Kyle of Dallas; son Trey Buescher and wife Lisa of Midland, and their children Lauren and husband Barton, great-granddaughter Annalee of North Carolina, Audra of Dallas; daughter Terri Durossette and husband Randy of Lake Palestine; Sister Inez Weist and family of Minneapolis, MN. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews and a wonderful group of dear friends and card players. Pallbearers will be Mark Floyd, Kyle Mayeron, Jordan Doughty, and Chris Hoisager. Honorary pallbearer will be Staff Sargent Barton Gonzales, USAF. A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Ellis Funeral home in Midland, TX. Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 4601 Neely Ave, Midland, TX with a graveside service to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. The family would like to thank Janice, Jennifer, Crystal, and Heidi at Serenity Living for their compassionate care and loving companionship. Memorials may be made to St. Stephens Catholic Church, Midland, TX or the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Monday, June 16, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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June 24, 2014

May God's loving embrace comfort you and give you peace during this time. Our mom's were roommates at Manor Park. I know they had a short but blessed friendship. Now they are celebrating in heaven together. Thinking and praying for your family.
Jayna Hobby (Billie Franklin's daughter)

Jennifer Baker

June 18, 2014

Nana was a wonderful, fun-loving person. Her spirit will definitely live on in her family.

Layne Morgan

June 18, 2014

What a trailblazer!
A pilot, hunter and adventurer.
I wish I had known her better. But I know her daughter, Babs. All I can say is what an amazing daughter you gave birth to. I'm sure the other kids are each as special! Proud of Kyle for helping lay her to rest. May she be at peace, her household at peace and all who love and knew her at peace. Her family mourns the loss of such a vital spirit. May you find strength in your memories.

June 18, 2014

What a wonderful person to have had as a Mom....I pray for God's blessings to all & that His love will continue to flood down from heaven to give joy & peace to her loved ones. Diane Heindel (Tyler, Texas)

Ann Curry

June 17, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss, Terri. My prayers are with you and your family

James & Marilyn Doughty

June 17, 2014

Nana was a great lady who touched a lot of lives. She will be missed...

Vicki Sorrell

June 17, 2014

My heart goes out to you and your family Terri! What a woman!!!! She had an amazing life!! Business woman, pilot, mom,!!!!! Prayers and love, Vicki and Dave Sorrell (Tyler, TX)

Candace Mayeron

June 17, 2014

She was the most upbeat, positive person I've ever met. It was a privilege to know her.

Dorothy Reyes

June 16, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the Floyd and Buescher families, I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Lauren and Mitch Stack

June 16, 2014

You will be missed by many Nana!