WAMPLER-BUSS—Margaret Lucille Wampler Buss


WAMPLER-BUSS—Margaret Lucille Wampler Buss passed away Nov. 24, 2020.

Marge was Born  Oct. 17, 1922 at home in Wheeler, Ore., to Lewis S. Wampler and Iva (Gantz) Wampler, Margaret was the sixth of eight children.

At age 8, Marge moved with her family to a land grant homestead south of Florence. Their homestead spanned from Highway 101 to the Pacific Ocean. She attended elementary school at Westlake and Gardiner High School. 

She graduated from Siuslaw High School in 1941. 

Marge married Leslie Walter Buss in Eugene on Nov. 2, 1944. They had two children, Sharon and Les (Butch).

Marge was a great mom. She was a homemaker and loved her extensive family. She also loved playing table tennis, bocce ball, pinochle, reading, birdwatching, gardening and she was a diehard Portland Trailblazers fan.

Marge bowled for several years on a team and made many friends at Holiday Bowl.

She brought smiles to many drivers as she walked along Clear Lake Road for exercise into her 80s.

Marge’s favorite time of year was spring into summer, when all of her rhododendrons, azaleas and purple petunias were in bloom.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Steve) Hager of Albany; Stepson, Calvin (Gloria) Buss of Swisshome; her brother Rex Wampler of Florence; four grandchildren: Mindie, Matt, Angela and Anthony; 13 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie; her son, Leslie Dean (Butch); her parents; her brothers Bob, Thornton, Everett, Ray, William and Floyd; and her sister, Doris Pifer.

She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, and mother. She lived a long and happy life and will be remembered and missed.

Her family thanks Northwest Memory Care for making her last months so comfortable and pleasant.

There are no services planned at this time. Interment will be at Florence Masonic Cemetery.

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