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Obituary: Douglas ‘Earl’ Buckham

Buckham and wife Diana

Buckham and wife Diana

Douglas “Earl” Buckham, 62, born June 13, 1956, in Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away Feb. 11, 2019, in Chino Valley, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Patterson-Buckham; sister, Connie; three sons, Jeffrey, Jeremy and Cris; and granddaughter, Kaitlin; two stepsons, Michael and Bobby; one stepdaughter, Daneille; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by parents, Donald and Mary Buckham.

Doug was known affectionately as “Earl” by his friends and family. He grew up in Wallace, Idaho, and was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. He loved off-road racing, fabrication and restoration of cars. Earl owned several auto body shops in the Grand Valley and Chino Valley, Arizona. He was a collector of all things “old,” primarily guns and various fishing rods. He loved landscaping especially his roses. Below that gruff exterior lay a Great Caring Heart. Earl will Forever be LOVED and MISSED.

Celebration of life will be held at Heights Church, 2121 E. Larry Caldwell Drive, Prescott, Arizona, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

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