Date of Birth:
Sunday, November 22nd, 1942
Date of Death:
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
Dixie L. Buffington, 68, of Farmington, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 22, 1942, in McCook, Nebraska, and attended school there
Dixie and Roger Buffington were married April 28, 1962. They were blessed with two daughters, born a year apart.
The little family moved to Greeley, Colorado, and then to Boulder, Colorado while Roger was employed with Komac Paints. The family came to Farmington in 1966 and fell in love with the area.
Dixie worked for orthodontist, Dr. Steven Clark, for 28 years, and she enjoyed all of the young people that she helped to have a beautiful smile.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Della Shepherd, and brother, Rodney Shepherd.
She is survived by her husband, Roger; daughter, Julie(Bob) Kysar of Farmington and Shari Sands Kimball of Monument, Colorado; grandchildren, Holly and Clay Kysar of Phoenix, Arizona, Molly and Kelsey Sands of Boulder, Colorado and Katie Kimball of Monument; brother, Dennis (Majel) Shepherd of Skiatook, OK and sister, Chris Romero of Arvada, CO.
Memorial gifts may be made in Dixie's name to San Juan Cancer Foundation, c/o The Cancer Treatment Center, 731 N. Animas St. Farmington, NM 87401.
Arrangements are with:
Brewer, Lee, and Larkin Funeral Home
103 E. Ute St.
Farmington, NM 87401