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Marla Ann Watlington Buschardt
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jan. 31, 2009

Marla Ann Buschardt, 52, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 31, 2009 and joined her mother, Judith Ann Watlington. She was a little ball of fire, but as sweet as pie. To know her was to love her. She dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and it showed in her character. On the 4th of July in 1976, she met the love of her life, "Chuck." They started traveling almost 30 years ago, collecting antique and vintage fire trucks; then, placed all of their historical memorabilia into the Lone Star Fire Museum, which she co-founded. Marla's enthusiasm in life led her into being a member of Westfield Fire Department for 10 years, a part of Aldine Fire and Rescue for nearly 15 years, local and national member of SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America) previous President of Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of SPAAMFAA and ESD-25 and presently the President of ESD-24. Marla was an avid lover of horses and was a trail rider for over 25 years. Her memories will forever be cherished by her husband of over 30 years, William "Chuck" Buschardt; children: Sarah Ann Vonnivong and husband John, Allison Helane Buschardt and Zachary Buschardt; father, Joe Nelson Watlington and wife Betty; siblings: Tamara Watlington Sellers and husband Rod, Laura Watlington Moore and husband Yancy, Jody Watlington and wife Lisa; brothers-in-law: Robert W. Buschardt and wife Linda, Stephen T. Buschardt and wife Cathy; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. The "Celebration of Life" service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Christian Life Center, 6650 Rankin Rd., Houston, Texas 77396. The Fireman's "Final Call" will follow at the Houston Firefighter Relief and Retirement Center 4225 Interwood North. Special thanks to Dr. Torres, the wonderful staff of the SICU of Houston N.W. Hospital and the dedicated staff of "Lift Gift" who helped carry out Marla's wishes to help bring the gift of life to so many others. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by mail to Lone Star Fire Museum (a 501-C3 non-profit organization) 8313 Braniff St., Houston, Texas 77061, (281)873-7423.
Published in the Herald-Press on 2/3/2009
Created by: Bernard-Trigg
Record added: Feb 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33516104

- Bernard-Trigg
 Added: Feb. 3, 2009

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