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 Colleen Violet <I>Hellan</I> Bucy

Colleen Violet Hellan Bucy

Juneau, Juneau Borough, Alaska, USA
Death 3 Dec 1996 (aged 71)
Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Memorial ID 161005914 · View Source
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Anchorage Daily News December 5, 1996

Anchorage resident Colleen Violet Hellan Bucy, 71, died Dec. 3, 1996, at Providence Alaska Medical Center following an extended illness. Services included a rosary followed by a Mass at Saint Benedict's Roman Catholic Church. A reception followed.

Born on July 29, 1925, in Juneau, she was a true pioneer, her family said. She married Norman Bucy on Dec. 27, 1943. Together they raised nine children while living in Juneau, Barrow, Seattle, Fairbanks and Anchorage. She worked with children having special needs and retired from the Anchorage School District in 1987. Her family said: ''Colleen had a warm, generous heart and prayed for all children to have a good quality of life with strong moral beliefs to guide them. Much of her life was devoted to working with children. She never met a stranger and was a second mother and spiritual inspiration to many. She always greeted friends and family with food, drink and lots of laughter. Most of all, she loved doing anything with her family. Her delight in all her grandchildren was evident daily. Colleen's humble strength and courage will continue to be an inspiration to those who knew and loved her. Her laughter will ring in our hearts. Throughout her life, she demonstrated love, joy and compassion in church and community activities, affirming her love and trust in God in all ways.'' An avid tennis player, she also enjoyed skiing, fishing, golf, playing cards, and gold mining. She was a member of Pioneers of Alaska, the Legion of Mary and a volunteer for Birthright.

Mrs. Bucy is survived by her husband, Norman of Anchorage; all nine children and their spouses: Richard and Donna of Soldotna, Kathleen and John Trautner of Girdwood, Barbara and Robert Howard of Palmer, Gary and Roxanne of Anchorage, Kenneth of Anchorage, Michael of Anchorage, Kristin and Mark Shindle of Anchorage, Roberta and Ronald Buesing of Littleton, Colo., and Janette Bucy of Seattle; and 14 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Social Services, 225 Cordova St., Anchorage 99501. Arrangements by Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 161005914
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Colleen Violet Hellan Bucy (29 Jul 1925–3 Dec 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161005914, citing Angelus Memorial Park, Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA ; Maintained by Nancy K (contributor 46949542) .