Aug 29, 1920 - Apr 2, 2012
Alice Buynie, 91, of Riverton died at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton on Monday afternoon, April 2, 2012.
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 6, 2012 at the Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Rex Whitman officiating and interment follows at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton. A Viewing will precede the service from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Alice Jeffers was born in Wheatland on Aug. 29, 1920, 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 in Gering, Neb., on May 14, 1936 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, collected owls, made her children's clothes when they were small, 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, Wy.; 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, Or., LeAnne Little of Cushing, Ok., Michelle Williams of Denver, Cherie and husband Ben Fortner of Riverton; great grandchildren; Henri DeClercq and wife Sarah of Riverton, Sergeant Mike DeClercq and wife Heather of Fort Sill, Ok. And numerous other great- and great- great grandchildren; a brother, Ned Jeffers and his wife Louise of Guernsey, Wy.
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 West Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.
On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.