Catalina Q. Buckingham

March 22, 1925August 27, 2020

Catalina Mojica Buckingham was called home to join her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Catalina, a native of Texas, resided in Florida with her daughter and caregiver, Carol Loecken. Catalina was preceded in death by the love of her life, her beloved husband Robert Buckingham, her mother, Sofia Quiroz Mojica, her father, Juan Mojica and sister Lupe Carrillo Swanson. Catalina was 95 years old and born on March 22, 1925. She was known to most as “Katy". Robert, originally from New York, was stationed at Fort Hood as a sergeant when they met and married on May 29, 1952. They were later married at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Katy had seven children, and they had two more together to make a grand total of nine. They were happily married for 46 years. Katy and Robert made a wonderful home together with their children, hosting many, many family holiday dinners that still live on in the memories of all their children. Katy worked at the "old" Perkins Meat Co., Luby's Cafeteria and retired from Texas Instruments. Her husband Robert was a Dental Technician for 42 years at Ft. Hood's Darnell Hospital. Surviving children are: Margo Fernandez and husband Armando of Temple; John Mojica, and wife Sue of San Jose, California; Laura J. Rivera of Temple; Glenn E. Wiggins of Missouri; Roy L. Wiggins and wife Debbie of Nevada; Mary J. Kelsey of Shepherd, Texas; David C. Wiggins; Robert J. Buckingham and wife Debra of Austin; and Carol A. Loecken of Deltona, Florida; also, numerous grand, great, and great-great grandchildren. They are both dearly missed by all their children, that they loved and nourished to become good, productive sons and daughters that they were extremely proud of. One of the great joys of her life was cooking and feeding her family. As the mother of nine children she was well aware of the hardships such families endure. So, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the food pantry of your choice would please her greatly, and a testament to a life well-lived by our beloved mother, and so appreciated in these perilous times of today. A visitation will be taking place from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m., Sunday August 30, 2020, at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL 32763. A visitation will take place from 6:00 to 8:00p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 3220 South 31st St., Temple, TX. Graveside service will be 2:00p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Bellwood Memorial Cemetery, 8575 Airport Rd. Due to Covid-19, restrictions will be observed. Masks will be required.


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Catalina Q. Buckingham

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Sharon kelsey

August 30, 2020

I have soooooo many memories w my gramma B..... spending almost every summer and as many holidays I could with her and my grandpa.... but I never forget climbing in bed w her and we would watch young and the restless.....days of our lives or Dallas cowboys games eating all kind of goodies as she called it..... lmao
Love you GRAMMA B ❤❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏

Delma Vasquez

August 29, 2020

Kay snd I worked together at TI , on the belt doing component insertion into the boards and I just loved sitting next to her and listening to her talk . She was always so friendly and talkative, though there was a difference in our ages I always enjoyed her company. I can remember always laughing and having a good time in her company. Will always remember her with a smile on her face.


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