(December 2, 2002)
Memorial services were conducted Saturday at Bridger United Methodist Church for Florence Buffington, 79, Powell, who died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the Powell Nursing Home due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Bridger, Mont., to Gust and Eva Senn Boehm. She graduated from Bridger High School.
On Dec. 5, 1946, she married Garland (Buff) Buffington in Miles City, Mont. They made their home in Billings from 1946 to 1953 when they moved to Forsyth, Mont., where they owned and operated "Buff's Bar." In 1966, they moved to Powell, having purchased the Pioneer Club, and later, Clyde's Liquor.
She was a people person, always the first on the block to welcome newcomers. She loved entertaining, and Christmas was her favorite time of the year, decorating the house from one end to the other.
She was a member of Powell Does #187 and served as president in 1974. She was named Doe of the Year in 1981. She enjoyed bowling, knitting, crossword puzzles and traveling.
Survivors include her husband Buff of Powell; three daughters, Lloy Dene Greb and husband Verlin of Cody, Garlynn Buffington (Rick DeBuff) of Ryegate, Mont.; and Leslee Ann Buffington of Powell; one son, Gerald Buffington of Byron; and one granddaughter, Brenda Greb of Bozeman, Mont.
Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Bridger Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the VFW in Bridger.