|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1897|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1941|
JOINT RITES FOR S.L. PAIR KILLED IN AUTO CRASH
Joint funeral services for Clinton Merrill Buckingham, 44, of 530 East Second South street, and his wife, Mrs. Vanessa Rolfe Buckingham, 39, found dead in their wrecked automobile Saturday in Wolf Creek Pass in Wasatch County, will be conducted Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at 36 East Seventh South street in Salt Lake City. Friends may call at the place of funeral until time for services. Mr. Buckingham will be buried in Salt Lake Cemetery, and the body of Mrs. Buckingham will be taken to Grass Valley Ore., for burial.
The couple crashed to their deaths, said sheriff's officers when their small coupe plunged over a 200-foot embankment while they were on an outing in the mountains late Friday.
Mr. Buckingham was born in Dubuque, Iowa, July 5, 1897, a son of W.O. and Annie Laurie Buckingham. He was a member of the Utah Constabulary Service at the time of his death. Survivors include his father of Omaha, Neb., a sister, Mrs. Rudy Olson of Omaha, and three brothers, J.W. Buckingham of Boise Idaho; M. Buckingham of Omaha; and Clarence Buckingham, address unknown.
Mrs. Buckingham was born in Vancouver Wash., April 4, 1902, a daughter of T.M. and Clara E. Marshall Rolfe. Surviving Mrs. Buckingham are her parents of Grass Valley Ore., two sons by a previous marriage, Everett Dunlap of Grass Valley and Melvin Dunlap of Pendleton, Ore., three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Wells of Grass Valley, Mrs. Maxine Baker of Seattle Wash., and Mrs. Frances Matthews of Stevenson Wash; also three brothers, William, Robert and John Rolfe, all of Grass Valley.
*Published in The Salt Lake Tribune September 23, 1941.
After two days with no fatal accidents, the bodies of C. Merrill Buckingham, 44, and his wife, Mrs. Vanessa Rolfe Buckingham, 39, of 530 East Second South street, Salt Lake City, were recovered from the bottom of Wolf Creek Pass in Wasatch County in September 20 after their automobile plunged nearly 200 feet down an embankment and over huge rocks sometime late September 19.
*Published in The Salt Lake Tribune September 22 1941.
*Clinton married Vanessa Rolfe Dunlap on July 10, 1936 in Utah County, Utah.
*Clinton and Vanessa were killed together in a car wreck on September 19 1941 in Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah. They were given a joint funeral in Utah. Clinton died from Multiple Skull Fractures.
*Vanessa is buried in Oregon.
Vanessa Elaine Rolfe Buckingham (1901 - 1941)
Note: There is no headstone for Clinton. However, the picture shows his final resting place.
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Plot: 67173 U-38-13-E-1
Created by: Rebecca Dunlap
Record added: Oct 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99324511