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Obituary for Dean Buckner

Dean Taylor Buckner, 83, died peacefully at home in Alpine, Utah on Monday, February 28, 2022.

Personable, hardworking, and friendly, Dean made friends wherever he went and was loved by those who knew him.

He was born in Provo, Utah to A. Dean and Fontella Buckner. He was the youngest of 4 children and always talked highly of his family. He met his wife, Judy while at Brigham Young University and married in the Salt Lake Temple.

Throughout the community, Dean was known as a friendly and generous man. During the warmer months, he often invited complete strangers to come to the house to see his dahlia gardens and his woodworking projects. Then, as soon as the weather started to turn a bit cooler, he started putting up his large collection of Christmas villages and inviting people to come see the villages. He loved talking to people, gardening - especially his dahlia gardens, woodworking, showing off his expansive Christmas villages, watching the BYU Cougars, and anything that brought the family together.

A lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dean had an unyielding testimony and loved sharing the gospel in word and by serving others. As a young man, he served a mission in the West Central States Mission. For a career, Dean was an accountant for the United States Air Force and then for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His positions allowed him to travel the world with his family. After retirement, Dean served a mission with his wife in Japan Fukuoka. He had a great love for the gospel of Jesus Christ, his country, and his family.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, A. Dean and Fontella Buckner and his brothers Glen Buckner and Eugene Buckner. He is survived by his wife Judy, his children, Karen Buckner, Timothy (Cindy) Buckner, Michael (Tam) Buckner, Kelli (David) Crockett, Jana (Brad) McKee, and Troy (Claudia) Buckner. And by his sister Marilyn (Norm) Eatough. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Alpine 11th ward building, 98 East Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, Utah at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 9:30-10:30.

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