Gordon Buman

Gordon Buman

August 29, 1929 to February 6, 2015

Gordon Buman, 85, passed away peacefully at his Orcas Island home on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2015.

Born in Idaho Falls, Aug. 29, 1929, he moved to Washington state as a teenager, graduating from Tenino High School.

Gordon enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He continued his military service with the Washington National Guard until retirement as a Sergeant Major in 1979.

After 27 years Gordon retired from the WADOT as a civil engineer in 1979.

He then opened Gordon’s Locksmith Service in Bonney Lake and remained in that business until 1998 when he met Barb (Hoyt) in Moran State Park. They married in 1999 and continued to volunteer in many capacities with the Friends of Moran.

Gordon attended St. Francis Catholic Church for the 15 years that he lived on Orcas.

He is survived by his wife, Barb; daughter Carol Davis (Dave), Sumner; son Michael Buman (Kristi), Buckley; stepson David Hoyt (Pam), Sumner; stepdaughter Melinda Schultz (Scott) Tacoma; sister Sharon Stewart, Pasco; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was so proud of his family and will be missed. Funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Sumner, Wash.on Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Sumner Cemetery at 1 p.m.

At his request, donations may be made to Catholic Community Services, 614 Peterson Road, Burlington, Wash, 98233 or Larahi, PO Box 1252, Eastsound, Wash. 98245.