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Alice Buynie

Apr 5, 2012 Staff

Alice Buynie, 91, of Riverton, died Monday, April 2, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with Pastor Rex Whitman officiating. Interment follows at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton. A viewing will precede the service from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday.

Alice Jeffers was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Wheatland the daughter of Ned and Hazel (Brunk) Jeffers. She grew up in Southwest Wyoming in the Guernsey and Wheatland areas.

She married John Henry Hillen on May 14, 1936, in Gering, Neb., and they later divorced. On Oct. 29, 1956, she married Frank Buynie in Basin. He preceded her in death.

She had lived in Riverton since 1947.

Mrs. Buynie worked as a cook in many restaurants and clubs and in building computer parts for Eaton, Inc.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, working in the field when Vic Richenbach had a small church near her home. With good friend, Rick Herron, now deceased, they traveled for the church with other members to Tijuana, Mexico.

She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Her family said Mrs. Buynie liked to make quilts, collect owls and make her children's clothes when they were small, and they said she enjoyed cooking, gardening and getting together with her family.

Mrs. Buynie is survived by a son, John Henry Hillen and his wife Georgia of Guernsey; a daughter, Alice G. Rogers of Riverton; 10 grandchildren, Joan Ibarra of Alliance, Neb., Jill Kinnaman of Scottsbluff, Neb., Jolyn Hillen of Guernsey, Jackie Roberts of Gillette, Rick Little and David Williams of Grants Pass, Ore., LeAnne Little of Cushing, Okla., Michelle Williams of Denver, Cherie Fortner and husband Ben of Riverton; great-grandchildren, Henri DeClercq and wife Sarah of Riverton, Sgt. Mike DeClercq and wife Heather of Fort Sill, Okla., and numerous other great- and great-great grandchildren; a brother, Ned Jeffers and his wife Louise of Guernsey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; sisters Jimmie and Anna Wright; daughter Rose M. Williams; husbands John W. Hillen and Frank Buynie; a grandson, Bruce Rogers, and a son-in-law, Leo E. Rogers.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

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