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Obituary: Barbara Buckwalter

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Barbara Buckwalter 1933 ~ 2007 Barbara Buckwalter, 73, passed away February 19, 2007 in Long Beach, CA. She was born Feb. 28, 1933 in American Fork, UT to Edwin Ross and Detta McBride Buckwalter. Barbara graduated from American Fork High School in 1951 and from BYU with a BS in 1955. She taught high school in Rigby, ID from 1955-56, following which she earned a Masters Degree at Oregon State University. Barbara moved to Long Beach, CA where she taught at Long Beach State University from 1959-1988 and earned a Master of Arts from USC. She was active in the LDS Church, a master genealogist, and her favorite calling was organist in a Spanish Branch. Barbara taught private piano lessons and was well-known for her music abilities. She was an excellent student and always excelled in her educational endeavors. She is survived by two sisters and a brother: Kathleen (John) Van Wagoner of American Fork; Jolayne (Lee) Walker of Levan; Ross (Dorothy) Buckwalter of Sandy; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E 100 N, American Fork. Friends may call from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment in American Fork Cemetery.