Dorothy "Jerry" Buck

February 25, 1934 ~ July 19, 2019 (age 85)


Dorothy Jean “Jerry” Buck went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 19th, 2019 with her loving husband by her side.

Dorothy was born to Arthur and Dorothy Redfield on February 25th, 1934 at the family home in Lakeside, MT where she spent her childhood and lived at the time of her passing. Dorothy lived her life through her Lord and Savior and was the pride of her family. Dorothy met the love of her life John “Jack” Buck while in high school. The bond these two created inspired the generations around her. Jack went into the US Army and while in the service they wrote love letters until his return. On May 14th, 1954 Jack and Dorothy made their vows and were married for 64 wonderful years. They had 72 years of memories.

Together throughout the years their family grew. Jack and Dorothy had seven children and she was a very devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She spent 29 years at Kalispell Regional Hospital as a seamstress and loved her hospital family. Her grandchildren often visited her while she worked and nothing made her prouder than to show off her grandchildren. She was so devoted to her family especially her grandchildren. She would be given several schedules of her numerous grandchildren’s school and sports events and with her husband by her side they went to every single event. She was always found in the stands cheering.

She was an amazing seamstress always making our babies sweaters, socks and blankets. She wove rugs by hand on her loom and enjoyed selling them at the Farmers Market. Louise Redfield was her sister in law but more her best friend and they spent many years at the Farms Market together. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and most importantly spending time with her family

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years Jack Buck. Her children Doug Buck, Vicki Swartzenberger, Ronnie Buck, Kenny Buck, Robert Buck (wife Lynn) and Josie Buck all of Kalispell. She was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson and one on the way all of. Her siblings, Arthur (Bud) Redfield, Bainbridge Island, WA, Joseph Redfield and wife Louise of Lakeside, Charles (Rusty) Redfield and wife Maureen of Lakeside. Along with her “adopted” grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Arthur and Dorothy Redfield, Ed and Ruth Buck, sister Patricia Graham, Brother Larry Redfield (wife Lynn), son in law Jim Swartzenberger, beloved daughter Elizabeth ”Ruthie” Buck and grandson Joseph “Joe Joe” Buck.

Services will be held Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home. Viewing will be from 12:00-1:30 Service 1:30-2:30 with Graveside service and dedication at Glacier Memorial Gardens Cemetery. After dedication the family invites you to a BBQ to celebrate the life of our wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend at the family home 158 Redfield Lane, Lakeside MT. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.

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July 23, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Buffalo Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service
July 23, 2019

1:30 PM
Buffalo Hill Funeral Home

Graveside Service
July 23, 2019

2:30 PM
Glacier Memorial Gardens

Kalispell, Montana

July 23, 2019

3:30 PM
Buck Family Home
158 Redfield Lane,
Lakeside, MT 59922

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